We’d love you to join in our monthly Sew-Along. This time our theme is “Spring Dress Success.”
This year, we’re sewing through the categories, focusing each month on once segment of our overall catalog. This month, we kick it off with our Dresses Patterns collection. Members of our Facebook group had the chance to vote on Dresses Patterns, and the Drop Waist Dress Five Ways pattern was selected to get a special 50% discount for the month of April.
The coupon code is: DROPWAISTSUCCESS50. Be sure to put it in your shopping chart when you checkout!
Your fun challenge is to have a good time with making dresses. Sew something cute with any of Rosie’s Dresses Patterns or make a dress using part of any of Rosie’s other patterns. Add a skirt to the Crop Top or Blouse. Hack a couple of patterns together to make a dress. Sew any of Rosie’s tops patterns lengthened to dress length. The Fun and Frilly Top and Winter Nightgown patterns have great dress options, or you can make a top out of the Strappy Dress Pattern. If it’s a top made from a dress pattern, it counts. Rosie gives twelve possible variations of the Summer Dress pattern, and you can probably come up with dozens more.
Have a blast! Make something you enjoy. Bring Spring or Easter into it if you’re feeling like a hunny bunny. Show us how creative you can get with dresses, tell us how you did it, and share your pictures with us.
Or course, we want you to also sew whatever strikes your fancy every month, so every garment sewn with one of Rosie’s patterns gets at least one entry in the Sew-Along Wheel Spin. This month, if it’s related to Rosie’s Dresses, it gets two entries.
The winner of the March ’23 Sew-Along Wheel Spin is Jo Featherston, who submitted this adorable photo of an Australian Florrie doll wearing Rosie’s T-Shirt and Pinafore Skirt. If you stop by our Facebook group and look at the March Sew-Along album you can see the other wonderful doll clothes our group members made last month.
Join our Facebook Group
To participate in the Sew-Along, you must be a member of the Rosie’s Doll Clothes Patterns Sew and Share group. Joining is easy. Just point your browser here, answer the membership questions, and request to join. It’s a wonderful community of creative grown-ups who love to sew for dolls. Everyone will welcome you with open arms.
To be inclusive, absolutely anything and everything that you make with one of Rosie’s Doll Clothes Patterns can be entered in the Sew-Along for one chance to be chosen by the Spinning Wheel. Yes, that even includes the free Beanie or free Sewing Machine Pin Cushion! Remember that there’s a video for every Rosie’s pattern, so watch, learn, sew along, and have fun sewing and sharing.
You can use the 18 inch American Girl Doll or Cabbage Patch Kid size patterns, or you can resize those patterns to fit any doll. If you wish to alter the pattern to add your own personal twist or add a special embellishment, please feel free. These personal touches create great inspiration for others!
There’s no obligation to sew every month. You can sew one outfit or a dozen. It’s totally up to you. Each item from a Rosie’s pattern that you sew and post in the album (see instructions below) will be worth at least one entry towards the wheel spin at the end of the month. If you sew to the challenge specifications, you get two entries towards the wheel spin.
All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun as there will be no judgement, only encouragement.