52 Week Sewing Challenge
Sponsored by Fabric Anthropology June 4-10, 2018
This week, Fabric Anthropology is sponsoring the 52 Week Sewing Challenge on Facebook. The 52 Week Sewing Challenge is a sewing support group where each week, a new sponsor and theme are featured. Throughout the week, members can either accept the themed challenge or venture off and sew something different. Each item sewn and posted in the giveaway thread within the group with a note saying "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED" or "CHALLENGE REJECTED" is an entry to win a prize. The week of June 4-10 is sponsored by Fabric Anthropology, and our theme is collars! Make sure to play along because we're giving away a brand-new Brother 1034D Serger!!
We are so thrilled to be joined by a few other AMAZING businesses who have agreed to co-sponsor with us this week; including Max&Meena Patterns, George & Ginger Pattern Group, and Goober Pea Designs. There are going to be TONS of prizes. Also -- make sure you're signed up to receive the Fabric Anthropology Newsletter! A special 52 Week Sewing Challenge edition is coming soon and its jam-packed with additional giveaway information and coupon codes.
In honor of this weeks theme, I've worked up a special Crossover Hood to Collar hack for you! Max&Meena has generously decided to co-sponsor with us, and Jamie has given us a special coupon for 20% off all PDF patterns. Just enter this code at checkout: FA52WEEK
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The Max&Meena patterns I'll be sewing up for this blog are the All the Rage Romper and the Rozzlynn Dress, but the basic idea of this hack should be able to be used for other patterns with a crossover hood.
You won't need any extra materials and this hack just includes altering the existing pattern's crossover hood. Let's get started with the Rozzlynn pattern!
**Please note, for this tutorial, I had already completed the remainder of the bodice, including attaching sleeves, sewing down the side seams, and hemming. This bodice is an altered Rozzlynn, where I've sized up one size and lengthened the bodice to be a basic t-shirt. I'd recommend following the tutorial for chosen pattern, and in place of the hood steps, following my collar hack steps.
This basic concept can be applied to all Max & Meena crossover hood patterns (as mentioned above!). You can shorten the collar to be less pronounced, or you can make it taller so it folds over for a totally different look. It's up to you! I've sewn up a couple others to share with you. Photos below:
The crossover hood neckline on the All the Rage Romper has a curved shape instead of the flat, straight shape of the Rozzlynn Hood and the Sunshine Suit Hood. You can still create the same collar, or you can follow these steps to achieve a slightly different look while still using and altering the existing hood piece.
The collar may appear wide, but remember, the All the Rage Romper is designed for the child to "enter" and "exit" the romper via the neck opening. I personally love this collar as an easy alternative to the neckband and hood option! For my next one, I think I'll double the height and have the collar fold-over for a different look.
Make sure to take advantage of the 20% off all Max&Meena PDF patterns, just use this code at checkout: FA52WEEK
Hacking patterns just not for you?! That's totally okay! Check out these awesome patterns with included collar options:
Still with us?! Let me know which collared style you're going to try for the 52 Week Sewing Challenge in the comments to be entered to win a $20 Shop Credit to Max & Meena and a set of Fabric Anthropology Pattern Weights! Winners will be chosen at the end of the 52 Week Sewing Challenge and notified via email as well as announced in the main FA Facebook Group.
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