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. πŸ™‚

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.)

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!! πŸ™‚

      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! πŸ™‚ )

  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. πŸ™‚ Let me know if they don’t

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

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