Seen and Sewn Blog Tour

Welcome to the Seen & Sewn Together blog tour!

Arielle is the designer from Seen & Sewn Patterns and she is creating patterns with a focus on encouraging people to join the #handmaderevolution by sewing their own handmade wardrobe.

A nice group of sewing bloggers have joined together to share with you how we’ve taken the Seen & Sewn Patterns and let our creativity loose with them. We want to inspire you whether you’re just starting or well on your way to building your handmade wardrobe.

All bloggers had the opportunity to choose which pattern they would like to work with. I chose the Tracey Bee top and immediately started to sketch some ideas. I came up with quite a few, but time flies and had to choose only one: the Summer dress.

I wanted to sew a dress that I could take on my vacation, that was simple to sew, to get dressed, with a simple design and yet classy. The A-line shape and the hem of the Tracey Bee top gave me all that.

While working with the pattern, I realised I liked the back neckline better on the front, so I swapped front and back designs and transfered the original darts.

After the original pattern was traced, I overlayed front and back, played a bit with the pattern and ended up extending its length for about 27cm. That gave me the dress I was looking for: A-shape line, knee length, short sleeves, details at the back and a nice V-neckline.

Only then I chose the fabric: silk.
I wanted the dress to be flowy, fresh… but I wanted to be able to use it in a more classy dinner or something like that, so I used a bordered silk fabric I had for about a year now.


I really enjoyed this pattern. I think it has so much hacking potential. I made it in silk, but if you size down, you can make it with a nice knit; you can extend the sleeves and turn them into bishop sleeves… the short version of this top can easily turn into a bolero… You see??… Potential!! I’m sure I’ll be sewing some of these hacks really soon.

Well, it’s been fun and I hope Arielle brings some more new and fresh ideas really soon!

Now, the extra fun part for you is that we have a prize pack giveaway from Seen & Sewn Patterns that you can enter below (read it til the end). The prize pack for US residents includes 1 pattern of choice, a Slow Fashion Tee, and a Slow Fashion Pin. For our international readers the prize pack includes a copy of all Seen & Sewn PDF Patterns. Bonus! All entrants will receive a coupon code for a $1 pattern of choice -so make sure your email is up to date in your profile when entering.

The tour includes these talented sewists, so I hope you’ll follow along this week.

Monday June 17th

Sew 4 Five, Sewing A la Carte, Aurora Designs

Tuesday June 18th

Idle Sunshine, That’s Sew Lily, House of Estrella

Wednesday June 19th

Mahlicadesigns, Sewing with D, Fee Bricolo, Aurora Designs

Thursday June 20th

Let’s Go Hobby, Sewing from Scratch, Craftstyle Living, Mama You Can Make It

Friday June 21st

Claire Cruse, Make It Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy

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