Who wants to Sew-Along with me?

A couple of people have suggested a Sew-Along for the Pendrell Blouse once the pattern arrives. Wouldn’t that be fun? I’d be delighted to host a Sew-Along, if you guys are interested!

I’d love to make it as cool and informative as Gertie’s Lady Grey Sew-Along! Luckily, the blouse is much easier than a tailored coat. There’s still a lot of fun things to talk about: fabric recommendations, fitting, and tips on sewing the blouse. And even if you don’t sew along with everyone else, the posts will still be there whenever you get to making your blouse.

Who’s in? If there’s enough interest, then I’ll put something together. I promise lots of step-by-step photo tutorials!

We can even make a Flickr Group and share our progress. Now I’m getting excited! What do you think? Leave me a comment if you’d like to sew-along with me!

PS. If you’re part of the Sewaholic Patterns mailing list, check your email! I sent out a special offer yesterday just for mailing list members. If you’re not on the list yet, it’s not too late. Sign up here. (No spam, I promise. Just occasional notice of sales, new patterns, giveaways, and other fun stuff.)

Hope you’re all having a great start to the weekend! It just started to snow last night and it’s so pretty!

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50 Responses to Who wants to Sew-Along with me?

  1. bellieshaker November 20, 2010 at 6:27 am #

    Yes!!! I would love that, brilliant idea!!!!!!

  2. K-Line November 20, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    I’m in. Bought my pattern yesterday.

  3. Julie C November 20, 2010 at 6:31 am #

    Oh you know I’m in too!!!!

  4. Bissy November 20, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    I don’t know that I’d be able to get it together to sew it along with everyone else (busy fall/winter coming up), but I’d love to come back to the posts when I’m finally able to get my hands on Pendrell. I say yes to the sew-along!

  5. Miss P November 20, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    I’m up for that. I’m in the UK though, how and where do I get hold of the pattern?
    Can I just say too, “Pendrell” is a fab name.

  6. Moeno November 20, 2010 at 7:01 am #

    Yay, just bought my pattern today (and thanks for that special offer) and would love to be involved in the sew-along.

    This one will be nice and a much quicker one than the Lady Grey with Gertie… I’ll probably make several!

  7. Mary November 20, 2010 at 7:16 am #

    Count me in! Ordered my pattern yesterday and will start pulling out fabrics today in anticipation!

  8. Funnygrrl November 20, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    I am up for a sew along, for sure! Fabric recommendations would be really helpful. Thanks!

  9. julia November 20, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    I would love to do that, too. However, the “add to cart” button in my e-mail does not work. Maybe because of Outlook?

  10. julia November 20, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    ok, never mind, forwarded it to gmail and it worked, just bought the pattern. :)

  11. Donna November 20, 2010 at 7:49 am #

    I would love to try this with you. Where do I get the pattern and what are the fabric recommendations? I have no idea how this sew-along would work.

  12. Jenna November 20, 2010 at 7:55 am #

    I’d love to join your sew along! The Pendrell blouse just looks better & better every time I see it! :)

  13. Amanda November 20, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    This sounds great, I love your style and you explain things so well! I’m more of an hour glass shape, but am just on the verge of learning how to alter patterns so hopefully I can do that with yours as I’d hate to miss out on your future designs :) I can use your size 4, but my waist is one size lower than your 0 so I hope that’s something I can figure out!

  14. kelli November 20, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    i would be interested. please let me know. so exciting!

  15. Liz November 20, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    Me too, I’m in. There’s a lovely silk in my stash that will be my Pendrell blouse!

  16. Maureen November 20, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    Great idea! count me in.

  17. Corinne November 20, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    Oh yes!

  18. B @ Sweet Limes November 20, 2010 at 9:52 am #

    Heck yah! That would be awesome!

  19. Hélène Martin November 20, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    I’d love that! I’m in a total sewing rut and this just might help me out of it.

  20. Alana November 20, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    Oh yes, most definitely! It’s getting pretty summery here so a nice blouse would work perfectly :)

  21. The Cupcake Goddess November 20, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    Love to! Can’t wait for my pattern to arrive! What a fabulous idea!

  22. Liz November 20, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    I was thinking that just last night when I got your email. A sew-along is such a great idea. :) Count me in.

  23. Homebake Queen November 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    It sounds like a great idea – but being a total novice to sewing blogs, I’m going to sound like a complete fool and ask, ‘What exactly is a Sew Along’??! And will being in New Zealand mean I won’t be able to get hold of the pattern?

    Small matters like that aside… I’m keen!! :-) Count me in!

  24. Lisette November 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    If I have time, what with Annie going on right now, I will definitely join in!

  25. Rachel November 20, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    Depending on dates I’d love to join in with the sew along!

  26. Sue November 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Yes please, I’d love to join in.

  27. LeeAnn November 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    Sounds great! I’d love to participate :)

  28. BookishFraulein November 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    Yes Yes Yes.. a sew along would be great. I followed Gertie’s LadyGray Coat sew along with interest but alas being in Australia the seasons are reversed and sewing a coat was not on the agenda… plus… it was way past my sewing ability. But I have already ordered your new pattern.. SO EXCITED! A sew along will be fab… and a FLICKR group to see everyone’s finished products. Looking forward to it!

  29. daiyami November 20, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Yes, I’m in (though sadly I still require multiple columns on the size chart). Although I only just now subscribed to the patterns mailing list, so I don’t know how to buy the pattern either.

  30. daiyami November 20, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Yes, I’m in, depending on the schedule (though sadly I still require multiple columns on the size chart). Although I only just now subscribed to the patterns mailing list, so I don’t know how to buy the pattern either.

  31. Tasia November 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    This is going to be awesome! I’m thrilled that so many of you are interested, this is great!

    To answer your questions:
    A sew-along is when a group of people decides to sew a project at the same time, with one person leading the sew-along with steps, instructions and photos showing how to make the project. In this case, that will be me! Every day or so, I’ll post a series of steps to making the blouse, and at the end of it, we’ll each have our own blouse!

    Also, if you can’t sew as fast as the sew-along progresses (and it might be hard, with the Christmas season coming up! Perhaps we should wait until January?) The posts will still be there when you’re ready to follow along.

    To buy the pattern: right now I’m having pre-sales through the mailing list. If you’re on the mailing list, I’ll send out an email with the special offer and a link to the pre-buy page. (There’s a photo in the email, so check your spam folder if you can’t find it!) Once the pattern is in stock, I’ll have it for sale on the blog, I’ll write a post when it’s up for regular sale.

    Everyone in all countries around the world is able to buy the pattern! No one’s left out :)

    Does that help? I’m glad you guys are excited – I am too!

  32. Tasia November 20, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    One last thing – I know that not everyone will fit into the size chart perfectly! I’ll do my best to share fitting tips in the Sew-Along as we go. This pattern has princess line seams, so it will be easy to add or reduce along the seamlines for a better fit.
    Hope that helps!

  33. Krysta November 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    Waiting until January would be a good idea, I think. I really would like to participate but I’m totally overwhelmed with midterms/papers/work/making Xmas gifts for others, I just don’t have the time to even think of make something for myself D: I’m sure a lot of others are in the same boat, it’s a hectic time of year. Plus waiting would give more people a chance to buy the pattern.

  34. Tasia November 20, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    That’s so true! By the time the pattern is ready, ships, and arrives at everyone’s door, it will be mid-December. Plus people might order fabric online, and have to wait for it to arrive as well. And there’s just so much going on during the last half of December! So how about January then? I’ll mention it in tomorrow’s post and see what everyone thinks.
    Thanks Krysta for your thoughts, I think you’re right!

  35. sulovesew November 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    I am so in…hopefully it is in time for spring. I learned a lot from the lady grey sew-along and hoping to take my sewing to another notch with this sew-along as well :)

  36. Rachel November 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    I would definitely be in if it weren’t for my pregnant belly. Host a sew-a-long for another of your upcoming patterns in a few months, and I’ll be there!

  37. Renay November 21, 2010 at 1:32 am #

    yes yes & yes. count me in!

  38. Katie November 21, 2010 at 1:32 am #

    Yes please for a sew-a-long! And I agree, waiting until January would be better for me, it would be a nice post-Christmas come down sewing project.

  39. Samina November 21, 2010 at 6:14 am #

    I’m in, but I didn’t get an email in my inbox or my spam bin! I thought I was on your email list. I signed up again, so can you resend?

  40. Laura November 21, 2010 at 8:11 am #

    I’d love to sew along as well. What a great idea!

  41. Roobeedoo November 22, 2010 at 5:20 am #

    I’m in! Woo hoo!

  42. Ali November 22, 2010 at 6:30 am #

    I’m so excited, and I’m not even pear-shaped! I’m snatching the pattern partly because I want to make something for my pear shaped sis, but also because I think this would make a really wonderful basic blouse pattern — and you’ve already provided three variations! :) I might not be able to wait to the sew along, but I’ll definitely be checking in to wear all the wisdom. Congrats, Tasia, on this wonderful new venture.

  43. Sarah November 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    I’m in! Just bought my pattern! :)

  44. sophie November 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Would love to, excellent idea!

  45. Caryn December 4, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    I’m in! Tasia just waiting for the invoice as I was having problems with the checkout cart.

  46. ms. modiste December 30, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    Count me in! I just picked up the pattern yesterday at Spool of Thread – great job, by the way! The whole package is wonderful.

  47. Rachel January 3, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    I’m in as well. Just waiting to receive my pattern in the mail (very excited)!

  48. Lisa January 5, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    I am looking forward to starting. It will be great to have something already made for myself and hanging in the closet when the warm weather arrives.


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