Introducing the Sew it Chic in a Week Link Up

Light ChicI don’t know about you, but I follow more than 300 blogs in my reader. I love it! I love being inspired by the seamstresses in our community and seeing what they are up to! I also follow some fashion blogs, some running blogs, and quite a few craft blogs. What ends up happening is my blog reader is crammed full of posts to read at all times (so awesome) but it also means there are so many things to read I don’t always get to them all (especially on weekdays).  And then I will miss some beautiful creations and am sad!

My main interest is in sewing and fashion for women. I do sew and post about things I make for my daughters, and it is fun, but my passion is women’s clothes (and the reason I’m excited about making patterns). So I had the idea to hold a link up just for women’s clothes sewn in the past week. I really want to see everyone’s creations! I also want to encourage and build community. We all know what the bigger bloggers are sewing this week, but what about the huge variety of less well known blogs?

I know it takes quite a bit of time and energy to start and maintain a blog, time that could be spent sewing, so I’d like to open this up to Pattern Review pages, BurdaStyle pages and Kollabora pages. Those are definitely garments that need to be shared and admired, too. You may need to upload an image from your computer instead of the permalink page, though (specifically Kollabora).

The rules are very simple:

  1. Women’s garments only
  2. Made or blogged in the past week only – to avoid reposts.
  3. The party is open for a week, until next Saturday, and then I’ll open a new one. Feel free to link up every once in a while or try, like me, to complete a garment every week!

Optional additional ideas:

  1. If you are on a blogging platform that supports links, please link back to www.grayallday.com by using the Sew it Chic in a Week button in the sidebar, or just a simple mention in the text of your post. That way more people will find the party!
  2. Look around and share a comment or 2 with a neighbor. I don’t mind admitting that I savor blog comments as much as fine silk. They are encouraging and build community.
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23 thoughts on “Introducing the Sew it Chic in a Week Link Up

  1. Oh no, I’ve accidentally added my dress twice – and it looks (from my phone) like the image is pixelated! I’m not sure how to remove them but if you know how could you please do so? Thanks for hosting this linkup too, I hope you don’t get too many klutzes like me needing help to link up!!!
    Thanks

    • No problem, easy fix! But you can delete your own if you want by hovering over your thumbnail and a trash can appears in the lower right. Click on that. Thank you for linking up! So glad to have you!

  2. Oh no, I’ve accidentally added my dress twice – and it looks (from my phone) like the image is pixelated! I’m not sure how to remove them but if you know how could you please do so? Thanks for hosting this linkup too, I hope you don’t get too many klutzes like me needing help to link up!!!
    Thanks

  3. What a fabulous idea! Also, I need to make myself a blanket cardi too — I’m always freezing and yours looks so snuggly!

    Hmmmm…..my photo doesn’t seem to be displaying properly. I had to upload, any idea what I might have done wrong?

    • I grabbed a photo for you and put it up there…it was a couple steps. Click the tab that says Picture upload, then choose file, then hit the blue upload button. Thank you for linking up! Your project is beautiful!

  4. What a fantastic idea. I’m new to link ups but that all seemed to work really well. Looking forward to many more editions!
    Thanks for hosting, Helena!.

    • I’m glad to have you. I love the PR boards! I think I will be hosting this link up every week, so whenever you complete it you can share!

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