Introducing the “Sew, Baby!” sewing challenge

The lovely Seeks (from The Seek Speak) and I have decided to host a sewing challenge! Which is something I’m rather excited about – I love sewing challenges, and I love the idea of hosting one with an awesome crafty girl rather fabulous. :-)

Admittedly, this one is a tad bit specialised. Since Seeks and I are both preggers at the moment, we thought it was the ideal time to host a sewing challenge dedicated to all things pregnancy and baby related.

And thus, I’d like to introduce you to….

The goal is to create a handmade pregnancy wardrobe, and a bunch of handmade things for the baby and the nursery over the next few months.

We’ve decided on five categories for the challenge:

  • Vintage
  • Alterations (including refashions and making non-pregnancy pattern pregnancy-suitable)
  • Dresses
  • Separates
  • and Nesting/Baby

Heck, even those of you who aren’t pregnant may want to join in just for that last category, and get some gifts made for the soon-to-be-parents in your life!

Want to join in? Just grab the badge above, link it back here, and play along! I’m aiming to do a monthly round-up of all the “Sew, Baby!” creations – comment on this post with your progress to get included and we can all see what everyone is crafting.

Official badge details for your blog are:

If you’re a WordPress user, you can add the badge as follows:

  • When you’re in the dashboard, go to the ‘Appearance’ link on the left-hand menu, then select ‘Widgets’ from the drop-down menu that appears
  • Drag the ‘Image’ widget from the right-hand pane on the screen to the ‘Primary Widget Area’ on the left hand side to create a new image on your blogs sidebar
  • Fill in Image URL, Link URL, Width and Height fields, using the values above
  • Press ‘Save’ and you’re all done!

(As for the image – it’s one of those crazy 1950′s pencil skirts with a cut-out for the bump. I have a pattern for one of these and fully intend to make it up to see if it’s a) at all wearable, and b) at all comfortable.)

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14 responses to “Introducing the “Sew, Baby!” sewing challenge

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing what you make – have fun!

  2. I will just have to encourage on this one- no nippers for me!

  3. I would love to make something that you could use, I am thinking sheets/blanket/accessory – do you have a mood boart or colour palette for your nursery? I will show you mine (10 years old now!) if you show me yours!

    • Oh that is so sweet of you! Thank you!! :-)

      I don’t have my mood board sorted yet – been thinking about it for the last week and I’m planning on putting one together soon. I’ll share it on here once I have.

      (Would love to see yours please! :-) )

  4. I have never had any luck putting those badge thingys on my blog. I wonder if I can work this out with yours!

    • I know how to do it with WordPress, but I have no idea with Blogger….. I’ll go write some instructions for WordPress users now though, hopefully they’ll help you since you’re a WordPress girl. :-) Let me know if they don’t

  5. I’ll try and add the badge onto my site! Great idea!

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