Announcing the March challenge!

Come March, we’re asking you to show us your guts, and make your inside as pretty as the outside!

We thought it was time to focus on technique a little, so how about making something in March with a lovely finish on the inside. You could try:

French seams (a favourite of mine)

From Grainline Studio

Mock French Seams

From Burdastyle


Bound/ Hong Kong seams,

From Colette

A self-drafted lining or facings…how about reversible?

From Grainline Studio

A quilted lining

From Beauty in The Lonely


Flat-felled seams

From Burdastyle

Hand finished seams…


Rolled seams, from Megan Nielsen

The choice is yours…

This challenge is more than just a pretty lining fabric, we want you to push your sewing skills to create something beautiful on the inside so think outside the box!

Make sure that when you post for March’s challenge, that you include a photo of your guts, as well as some up-close and personal ones, so we can admire your lovely work. All of the finished above are linked to tutorials so that you can brush up on the skills. All challenges should be filed under the category InsideOut so it shows up in the right gallery.

So make something that you’d be just as proud of wearing inside out, and show us your guts!




11 thoughts on “Announcing the March challenge!

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  4. it has been ages since the planets have aligned and I have time to sew let alone match TMS. I’m excited about this one. I’m going to browse in the stash tonight and see what clicks!


  5. I just finished a kimono summer dressing gown out of craft cotton for my fabulous mother and used french seams. It does feel nicer for a gown which is often worn without undergarments. Sometimes overlocked seams can be scratchy:)

    The other thing I have seen on some dresses is a beautiful floral facing edged with a flat lace on the neckline. The floral is a colour match for a block coloured dress but no one sees it when it is worn. However, it certainly adds luxury to the moment you step into the garment and wear it knowing how gorgeous the hidden parts of the garment are.


  6. Unless a lined bag counts, I think I’m going to have to sit this one out. 😦 These types of finishes just aren’t conducive to knits, and I still need to focus on room to expand for my third trimester! I’ll be looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with, though.


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