Spring Showers Social Sew Round Up!

First, I'd like to take a second to thank everyone who participated in my first Social Sew!! I'm so excited you joined me and everyone's makes are just lovely. This was just the push I needed to make something a bit out of my comfort zone, and I'm glad you seemed to like it too!

Tonya from Sew So Petite made a classic trench coat using McCall's 5525 (which you might remember was my other trench pattern option) and it looks ahhhmazing. The details are so professional and that Burberry-esque lining is perfect! Plus, she DIYed her boots for an added spring-y bonus... so cute!

Beautiful new mama (and fellow retro/vintage sewing enthusiast) Sara Jolie linked up a very pretty floral kimono dress perfect for wearing post partum or lounging about. She used this free pattern from SewBon so you can make one too! (psst: don't you agree that a handmade robe would be a lovely me made basic? aaand, conveniently enough, that's our next theme!)

Carmen at See Carmen Sew whipped up a very on-trend crop top and culottes set in an awesome Marc Jacobs poly floral. Crop top. Scallops. Marc Jacobs. And y'all know how I feel about crop tops and matching sets... I don't think I have to discuss how rad this outfit is.

Nathalie linked up a tres cool dress from a new-to-me pattern house, La Maison Victor. I love florals for spring (duh) but her graphic black and white print along with the cut-out back adds a bit of edge!

Mahlica Designs made a simple mini skirt a standout by using a cool quilted knit and adding an exposed zipper.

Burda stuck another innocent garment--but Nilla at Purple Pleats persevered and ended up with a very cozy-looking striped cardigan, perfect for these last few cold and rainy dreary spring days.

Erin from F is for Flamingo sewed a lovely dress out of a raindrop print fabric, how great is that!! I had never heard of the pattern company she used--Sew House Seven--but it the Mississippi Ave dress seems like a really practical dress pattern for spring!

Be sure to click through to check out everyone's great creations and maybe discover a new style mentor!

Again, thank you for joining me!

Up next, May's theme is Me Made Basics!

Is it time for me to finally get around to making that navy blazer? Or will I procrastinate some more? Should I suck it up and make a pair of jeans? Only time will tell... 


ps: there's still time to sneak in--if you add a creation to the link up today, i'll add you in to our round up above ;)

allie J.

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  1. Just heard about this - will definitely try to participate in May! I'm thinking jeans as well.... The Ginger Jeans are already printed out, but that was the easy part :)

    1. I feel like printing/taping/tracing can be a hard part sometimes :) Good luck!

  2. This is the first time I read through one of your Social Sews (I just subscribed to your blog), and I love it! It was so much fun to look at everyone's projects. Maybe someday I'll submit one myself. Great idea and a really fun way to discover new sewists on the web. :)

    1. Yay! This was my first one ever, and I think it was a success--I also discovered some new blogs to follow!

  3. awww...thanks for the shout out! :)



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