52 Week Sewing Challenge- Week 7

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52 Week Sewing Challenge- Week 7

I have to admit I had a totally different plan set aside for this weeks Sewing Challenge, but life got in the way and I had to change plans last minute. At first I thought I was going to have to reject yet another challenge, but it turns out that the stars alligned and I was actually able to ACCEPT!!

Originally I was planning on sewing up the first pattern I ever made.... The Jolly Roger Raglan from Patterns for Pirates*. I made this pattern for my oldests 5th birthday using a Paw Patrol Quilted Cotton mixed with a cheap mystery knit I had grabbed from Joannes. I thought it would make such an AWESOME look how much I've grown on my sewing journey piece! 😍😍

One I sat down to start planning out my make though I realized I had a BUNCH of deadlines all due the next week and if I didn't get started on them I was going to be in BIG TROUBLE!! So instead of adding another make to my already huge to-do list I decided to just use this weeks Sew-Along make as my challenge piece. 💕

I set to work making the Sinclair Patterns Valley Knit Skater Dress and as I was finishing up I realized that while my original plan wasn't going to work out, this make actually still qualified as a challenge accepted because I had just made this pattern the day before for my Spring Capsule!!!

There were some differences in the two makes, but I think it still counts as it's the same pattern! For my capsule make I used some LUXURIOUS Stretch Corduroy* and made a short sleeve peplum length skater dress with added lace detail, and for my Challenge/Sew-Along make I used some of our GLORIOUS French Terry* and Double Brushed Poly* and made my valley knit skater dress length with long sleeves and POCKETS! 😍😍

It turns out that while I wasn't able to do a "Hey look how I've grown" comparrison that instead I am able to show how AMAZING this pattern is!! It is super versatile and the BEST part is that it's FREE!!! 😲😲😲

If you are interested in sewing up your own Sinclair Patterns Valley Knit Skater Dress you can snag a copy of the pattern HERE and then head on over to our Sew-Along group or our YouTube Channel to watch the sew-along videos and sew this AMAZING pattern up with me!!

What did you sew up for this weeks 52 Week Sewing Challenge?

xoxo- Melissa 😘

 *This blog contains some affilate links. If you have been inspired by my makes and would like to create one of your own, using my links don't cost anything extra. If you purchase something after clicking on one of my links I might recieve a small commission to help support my sewing/fabric addiction 💕

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