My Very First Sew-along!!

My Very First Sew-along!!

Summer sewing is upon us!!! I’ve always been a huge fan of maxi dresses, but have never really been able to find one that’s quite long enough πŸ™ So this summer, I’ve teamed up with Amy from That’s Sew Amy for this maxi dress sew-along! This is our very first time hosting a sew-along, so please join and help us make it a success!

What is it? Group sew-along. All participants make a maxi dress during the allotted time frame.

What is considered a maxi dress? a casual dress that falls to the ankles.

Examples: Here are a few examples:

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Who can participate? Anyone! There is no need to have a blog!

Where do I join? Just leave a comment below that you would like to join us. You can also join our Facebook group to discuss the sew-along, post progress pictures and make new friends! Join the private here: (note: you do not have to join the Facebook group in order to participate in the sew-along)

Time frame: Start sewing now and the deadline will be July 31, 2015. We are giving over a month because of vacations and other commitments.

Why? sew-alongs help motivate and push you to try new things. Also, you get to make new friends and have fun at the same time! Win/win!

Rules: Dress can be for you or someone else, any age. It has to be made within the time frame above. You can use any pattern you wish or draft your own. Adding embellishments to a current maxi dress will not count. The dress can be as formal or casual as you want. You have to submit pictures of your finished dress. You don’t have to be wearing the dress in the photos – but it makes it more fun!

Social Media: Use hashtag #maxisewalong on social media to see what everyone else is up to. Post pictures of your inspiration and progress for all to see. (You can also post your progress in the Facebook group.)

Prizes: There are no prizes, sorry. We are having this sew-along without prizes because it’s just for fun and no pressure. The whole point of a maxi dress is to be lazy and comfortable, no sweat and pressure – so the sew-along will be the same.

If you have a blog you can post this:

– Make sure to email me at sewnbyashley [at] gmail [dot] com on or before July 31, 2015 with your finished garment photos.
– Be sure to let me know what name to credit your photos with.
– If you have a website be sure to include the link.

After everyone submits their dress we will need a few days to setup a showcase post. Have fun and enjoy! Any questions just post them below or email me.

13 thoughts on “My Very First Sew-along!!

  1. I am sooooo in! I love maxi dresses. I need to finish the one I am working on now and then I have plans to make at least 2 more before the deadline!

  2. I’m late to the party; however, I’d love to participate in your sew-along. I adore maxi dresses. I won’t get a chance to start my maxi-dress until next week.

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