In June last year Kat and I hosted the first ever Indie Pattern Month – a whole month devoted to celebrating all the wonderful independent pattern designers that we love.
We interviewed many of those fabulous designers, stitched up lots of Indie patterns and showcased your amazing Indie pattern makes. You can read all those posts here and here.
It was a lot of fun and inspired us to start The Monthly Stitch, a huge ongoing group sew-along blog with a new theme each month. That’s right, Indie Pattern Month 2013 was the catalyst behind The Monthly Stitch and all the fun we’ve had since!
Ever since then we’ve had sewing peeps telling us how much they enjoyed sewing Indie for a whole month and asking us when we were going to do it next…
Well guess what? It’s time!
June 2014 will be our second Indie Pattern Month, repeating each June, but this time run through The Monthly Stitch, bigger and better than ever!
Along with the usual monthly theme of sewing Indie and celebrating all those fabulous labels and the people behind them who inspire us and keep sewing amazing clothing, this year we also have some Indie themed competitions, one each week, and we have lots of loot to give away. Yes, that’s right: PRIZES!
Each week we have a new sewing contest theme, starting with an easy one: “Dresses”, which is all about sewing, umm, dresses 😉 and working on up to “Indie Fan Girl: Level Ultimate”, a whole outfit from your favourite Indie label.
There are a few simple rules you need you to follow, check out Kat’s post to find out more details, but ALL independent pattern designer labels are eligible.
We have other give-aways, interviews and discount codes too so keep your eyes on The Monthly Stitch during June for more.
Want to find out more, sign up to take part, see what designers are involved, and maybe check out the competition categories? We’ve got everything you need all in one easy to find place.
So jump on over to The Monthly Stitch and sign up so that you can blog your Indie Pattern Month make on The Monthly Stitch during June for your chance to win some amazing prizes from our fabulous sponsors.
Indie Pattern Month June 2014, YEAH! 😀
Yeah! Indie all the way. I can’t promise to keep up with the challenges each week, but in for a month of indie (with the original creators of indie month!)
Yeah – another Indie Pattern Month!
FYI, just updated my 7-page PDF list of Indie Pattern Makers here:
Yes I am in as well – A Style Arc fangirl with a stash of patterns to sew. Maybe I should try the Skater Dress as a new to me pattern? Too many ideas – thanks Mel, Kat and Juliet.
Sounds like fun! I really enjoyed taking part last year, although I only finished two items!
Geez…knackered just reading about them all.. great contest. Must start planning…
This is so exciting, I’ve already mostly planned my Indie Fan Girl outfit (I could probably do more than one, as well) and thinking about what I should make for the “new to me” contest. Thanks for all the hard work Mel, Kat and Juliet 😀