Make a new year’s reSEWlution to kick off 2019 with this fun challenge! No matter where you are in the world, you can have fun sewing something that is currently seasonally inappropriate! Here in the gray, dreary Pacific Northwest (United States), I’m thinking about making a sweet summer sundress in Swiss dot or cotton lawn. Or maybe a cute sleeveless summer top in cotton jersey? Meanwhile, the Southern Hemisphere summer has been teasing the Kiwis! Mel thinks it might not be so seasonally inappropriate to sew a coat just now as she looks out her window at the grumpy clouds! She wonders if cutting out a trouser pattern might coax the shorts weather back. Let’s see!
Closet Case Patterns was the obvious choice to sponsor this month’s challenge. No matter your local climate, there is a Closet Case pattern available to suit your needs. There are swimsuits, caftans, & cute little tees for hot weather, & a variety of jackets & jeans for cooler climates. & of course, practically any pattern can be customized for specific seasonal needs by changing up view details & textiles. Make a sleeveless jersey Nettie bodysuit for summertime or add long sleeves & sew it in lush stretch velvet for wintertime layering!
All challenge contributions posted during the month of January 2019 will be entered into a random drawing, & one lucky winner will receive a Closet Case Patterns PDF of their choice.
Closet Case Patterns has also generously created an exclusive promo code just for us! Enter code MONTHLYSTITCH at check-out for 15% off any order, including digitial or paper patterns, fabric, & hardware kits. The code is valid from January 1st 12:00am EST to February 15th 11:59pm EST, & is limited to one per customer.
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You may have also noticed that the Monthly Stitch has a bright new color scheme for a new year. We haven’t decided yet if “sew yellow” is going to actually be a challenge at some point in 2019, but if you happen to incorporate some yellow into something you sew for one of our challenges, feel free to point it out!