Create a new Pinterest board on your own Pinterest account and name it “Fall Into Fashion 2014”
Fill your board with inspiration for your Fall and Winter 2014 fashion sewing: 1) Include at least five current patterns pins from one of our brands or a combination of our brands: Butterick, Kwik Sew, McCall’s or Vogue Patterns; 2) also include the things that inspire you, from runway fashions to celebrity looks to fabrics and more; 3) tag all pins with #fallintofashion14 and #mccallpatterncompany.
Be creative with your board! Have fun!
When you’re done, email a link to your board to firstname.lastname@example.org with McCall’s Fall Into FashionContest in the subject line, by September 26, 2014, 11:59 pm ET.
McCall Pattern Company designers will pick the winner, which will be announced on this blog.
You do need to have a Pinterest account to enter the contest, but I know I find Pinterest invaluable for helping me organize my sewing inspiration for each season. I would spend all day pinning if I could! Hey, have some fun with this contest! We’re looking forward to seeing your pins and picking a winner—I know it’s going to be hard. Good luck, and Happy National Sewing Month!
Hey, who’s going to the American Sewing Expo in a couple of weeks? We’ll be there in booth 420 and we’d love to chat with you about patterns and sewing. We’re also hosting a whole bunch of sewing and fashion celebrities in our booth, including
new McCall’s designer Khaliah Ali
leading wedding and entertainment expert David Tutera (another new McCall’s designer)
Butterick designer Katherine Tilton
blogger and author Gretchen Hirsch (another Butterick designer)
Melissa Watson, McCall’s designer
Joi Mahon, new McCall’s designer
On Saturday (Sept. 27, 12:30 pm) we’re putting on a fashion show of Butterick, McCall’s and Vogue Patterns, which is a great way for you to see what our patterns look like in real life. Plus, we’ll be having an exciting raffle for bolts of David Tutera’s new fashion fabric at our show. (Must be present at the fashion show to participate and win.) We really hope you’ll be joining us at this year’s American Sewing Expo.
We’ll be a little closer to home on October 10-13, when we’re at NYC Comic Con as an exhibitor. You may be reading this thinking what the heck does this have to do with sewing patterns, but there’s a rapidly expanding audience of people now learning to sew just to make cosplay ensembles. And we have many patterns suitable for cosplay, so you get why we’d want to try exhibiting here. Staff members are busy sewing their costumes to wear as they man our booth.
Are you planning on being at either of these shows? Have you been to a sewing convention or cosplay meetup before? Tell us here what you think of them.