Fall for Cotton: a vintage sew-along

Today is an exciting day!

Rochelle and I have been putting our heads together for awhile now, and you may have seen a hint or two here and there, but we’re ready to let you all know about our newest sewing collaboration.

Lucky Lucille and By Gum, By Golly present… Fall For Cotton: a vintage sewing challenge for the cotton lover!

This is a sew-along for those of you who, like us, love sewing vintage styles and think cotton fabric is amazing. Don’t think of it as a sewing competition, but as a fun way to challenge yourself. Limit your fabric choices, sew a vintage style, meet a deadline, and make some new friends!

Intrigued? Great! Here’s the scoop.

Any vintage decade from the 1920s through the 1970s is fair game. But you’re only allowed to use fabric that is 100% cotton. You heard right! It must be 100% cotton.

There are lots of varieties of cotton you can choose! Quilting cottons, flannel, twill, corduroy, voile, broadcloth, sateen, and chambray (to name a few) are all great options. Get it? If it’s cotton, it’s all good!

This sewalong will work much like how Rochelle ran the wonderful Sew For Victory sewalong. You can pick your own pattern and work at your own pace. You can use a vintage pattern, a reproduction pattern, or any modern pattern that helps your recreate your vintage look!

When’s the kickoff? Well, that’s today of course! That gives you about two weeks to gather your supplies, so you can be prepared to start sewing on the 1st of September. Although it doesn’t matter when you actually start sewing, as long as you have your finished project photographed and uploaded to the Fall For Cotton Flickr Pool by the end of Monday, September 30th.

We encourage everyone to join us on Flickr and upload photos of your inspirations and your progress, and get involved in the discussions all along the way! Use the hashtag #fallforcotton on Twitter and Instagram to check in with your fellow sewalongers and show off what you’re making! We’ll be posting some inspiration and helpful hints, so be sure to follow along on our blogs.

So are you excited yet?! We certainly are! Here’s the low down:

  • Join the Flickr group Fall For Cotton and introduce yourself in the discussion
  • Pick a pattern that helps you recreate a garment from your favorite vintage decade: 1920s through 1970s
  • Pick any fabric that’s 100% cotton
  • Start gathering supplies now, and plan to start sewing on September 1st
  • Have your finished garment photographed and uploaded to Flickr by the end of Monday, September 30th
  • One finished project = one chance to win some awesome prizes at the end of the sewalong!

Now grab a button and spread the word!

Fall For Cotton Button – 300 px wide
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Β Fall For Cotton Button – 200 px wide
Code for 200px button, copy and paste this in your sidebar.

Remember, this isn’t a sewing competition. This is a fun way to challenge yourself by limiting your fabric choices, sewing a vintage style, meeting a deadline, and making new friends!

Join us and let’s have some fun! Are you in?!

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