Social Sew #5: Hot Hot Heat

Despite the fact that it has been in the high 90s all week and here in North Carolina we have approximately 17459 days of summer humidity left, I have been noticing a shift towards fall online! Sewing bloggers are sketching out autumn sewing plans, and I myself am guilty of muslining a little jacket project even as the ceiling fan battles in vain against the heat from my iron in my sewing room. But let's hold off on fall sewing plans and revel in summer for one more make, shall we?

August's theme is Hot Hot Heat!

I'm hoping to make a to-die-for bikini--this is totally out of my comfort zone, as I have never made anything even remotely similar before, so wish me luck! You could take the temperature part literally and make a cool and breezy tank top, something in linen, or a swim cover-up, or... why not make something that makes you feel smokin' hot, whatever that may be?

Also, a note: I'd like to say thank you to all the past Social Sew participants who have taken my survey--you've been a big help! Two recurring comments were 1. getting themes in advance for planning purposes and 2. getting reminders about the Social Sew deadlines. As for the first, I'll try to get the themes out as early as possible to allow planning time. You may see your theme suggestion represented down below in the upcoming themes list. As for the second, I'm brainstorming ways to help, including an email list, a reminder post here on the blog, and/or a facebook event--what do you think? Which would be your preference? Email me at hello @ alliemjackson . com or leave a comment here!

The link up will be open from the 1st of the month (at about 8 am est) and will close the last day of the month.

Some rules: 
1. This is for adult apparel sewing, so no kids clothes or home decorating (unless specified otherwise in the theme).
2. Newly blogged garments, please: the things you add to the link up should be made in the month the link up is for. Remember, the theme and the link up are there to inspire you to create something new!
3.  Please click on the logo above to download it, and put it either in the post you are linking up, or in your sidebar. I'd also appreciate you linking to the Social Sew--the more people who discover it, the more participation we'll have, the more inspiration! Thanks, y'all.

Upcoming themes:
August: Hot Hot Heat
September: Tried and True
October: Try Something New
November: TBD
December: Glamour
January: TBD


ps: if you really can't wait to cut into those fall projects you've been hoarding--i'd say sewing a wool coat in august would count as "hot hot heat," don't you? phew!

allie J.

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  1. Yea! Sounds fun. My vote is for a reminder on the blog since I subscribe to it via Bloglovin and I'm not on Facebook, but I realize I'm in the minority on that. ;)

    1. Thanks for the feedback! Is a reminder in the post when I post my project enough, do you think?

  2. It really sounds hot))) The rule about adults only is important. This link custom essay writing will help you in paperwriting. Although they are wonderful, we always aim to improve our skills.



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