Announcing the Royal Wedding Sew-Along! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married on May 19th and we’re having a sew-along to celebrate! The sew-along is sponsored by McCall’s and Simplicity, and we’re really excited about it. Here are the details:
What’s the purpose of this sew-along? One, to make outfits of our own choices that we could possibly wear to a wedding or other spring/summer special occasion. Two, to enjoy sewing together as part of a virtual community of sewing besties.
Who is the Royal Wedding Sew-Along Team? This sew-along is brought to you by the social media teams at McCall’s and Simplicity. We’ve also enlisted the help of five of your favorite sewing bloggers: Allie of Allie Jackson, Brittany of Brittany J Jones, Lindsey of Inside the Hem, Monica of That’s Sew Monica, and Rachel of House of Pinheiro.
What are we sewing? So many options! A) You can sew one of these five patterns (see below). This option is recommended for those who like tutorials and some guidance when they sew. Or, b), if you don’t want to sew any of the patterns below, you can choose any current pattern from these five brands: Butterick, McCall’s, New Look, Simplicity, Vogue Patterns. It just has to be something that you would want to wear to a wedding or a special occasion.
Do I need to make something that’s suitable for a real royal wedding? Only if you want to! Feel free to make a dress or an outfit that meets your unique wedding guest or special occasion needs. Personally we love British wedding guest style and would love to see more hats and matching coats at the weddings we attend, but you have to be true to your own style. Sew what works for you!
What if I can’t adhere to this schedule but still want to sew-along? Our sew-alongs are always go-at-your-own pace. We realize that people often have the best of intentions but then life gets in the way. So don’t worry, we’ll leave these blog posts up indefinitely.
Will there be a Royal Wedding Sew-Along contest? Um, YES! And it’s going to be easy to enter and royally fabulous. Great prizes, like a new sewing machine! More details on the contest are coming soon.
Besides following this blog and the Royal Wedding Sew-Along bloggers, how else can I participate? You can join our new Facebook Group that’s dedicated to this sew-along. It will be the best place to share your progress and engage with fellow sew-along members. Also, feel free to use the hashtag #royalweddingsewalong and share your progress on your own social media.
Are you with us?! Leave us a comment here. Looking forward to sewing with you all!
3/8: UPDATE: We had to make a last-minute change to our blogger line-up, when Lori had to unfortunately bow out due to a family emergency. But we’re thrilled to have Monica on board with us!