January’s challenge was just to get you in the mood to sew and it looks like it worked! So many of you are posting fabrics and patterns you plan on tackling this year. February’s challenge includes ruching and shirring. If you can’t tell I am a little addicted to ruching, well that and dyeing fabrics. I can hardly stand to wear a top without ruching somewhere and the best part is that it can be done so quickly! I have used this technique on so many garments, which of course I will share all month. The look is flattering and adds a custom look.
Here is an old post or below is a quick video showing my simple technique (by the way, this is an old video and there was obviously an issue with sound and it’s not in stereo. Ignore that and enjoy the technique :))
For February, add anything and everything ruched and shirred. This can be a casual garment or go all out with an evening dress, whatever will inspire you to sew 🙂 In case you missed this, the challenges will be listed above under the link “Angela Wolf’s Wardrobe Challenge”. At first I didn’t realize I had hidden the pages, so thanks to those that let me know. February’s challenge still takes place on Pinterest and adds another social venue for sharing photo’s, a flickr group. This will be the location to enter your sewn or restyled garments. For details on adding photo’s to this group click here.
- Follow me on Pinterest
- Follow my Wardrobe Challenge 2014 board
- Create your own board Wardrobe Challenge 2014 (you might have already finished the first 3 steps in January, you will be using the same wardrobe challenge board all year J)
- adding hashtag #wardrobechallenge to the comments section pin inspiration for ruching and shirring. Add at least one pin from each sponsor.
- If you are entering February’s contest post a comment and link to your board right here. It’s important to add a link to your pinterest board each month, then we know if you participated or not.
January 2014 Winners:
First of all, everyone’s boards are so inspiring! Not that any of us need to spend any more time on Pinterest LOL, but this is really fun. I have been scanning each of your wardrobe boards at night, it makes for really creative dreams 🙂 The judging was difficult, so the panel picked 3 top winners and randomly picked 2 more. Congratulations Everyone! If you are a winner contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Overall Best Wardrobe Ideas and over 100 pins!
1 year Threads Insider Membership winner Susie Dodd
Excellent pins and really went overboard supporting all the sponsors, not to mention she has well over 100 pins on her Wardrobe Challenge Board!
$50 WAWAK sewing gift card winner Karla Hollett
This board is filled with fitting advice and tutorials, which is one of the most important parts of sewing success!
One Pattern, Many Ways Vol. 1 DVD winner Sandy Heller
The judges scanned all the Pinterest boards that were submitted in the January challenge and the ones that followed all the instructions, including pins from each sponsor were thrown into a hat … and the winners are:
It’s Sew Easy season 5 DVD winner Lori
Angela Wolf’s Create a Jacket Muslin on PatternReview.com Shawn Heiestand