Announcing: The Royal Wedding Sew-Along Contest!


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You all have been working so hard on your creations for The Royal Wedding Sew Along and we’re so close to the finish line. (Harry and Meghan’s wedding day of May 19th is almost here.) You’ve inspired all of us at Simplicity and McCall’s so much we’ re holding a contest so we can give away some really great prizes. Here’s what you could win!

Royal Wedding DIY: Make Your Own Fascinator

In case you hadn’t heard, we’ve been busy making outfits for the Royal Wedding Sew-Along. The big day—May 19th—is almost here! It’s not too late to consider adding the perfect accessory for your ensemble. The fascinator is more prevalent in the UK than it is here in the States (we only tend to see women wearing them to things like the Kentucky Derby),  but we’d get behind a movement to start wearing them again. They’re cute and perky, right?!

Royal Wedding Sew-Along: Still Sewing!


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Hi guys! Hope you all had an amazing week of working on your sew-along creations. We’re still working on our garments but right on track with the schedule! Official contest rules will be coming very soon so keep an eye out for those.

Time to check in with our sew-along blogging team:

Brittany is showing us how to install a zipper in her vlog this week for Butterick B5850 so if you’re having zipper woes watch below! 

Rachel is continuing on her pattern hacking adventure by doubling the sleeve on her jumpsuit version of Simplicity 8292.


Lindsay is attaching the lining to her bodice in her latest vlog for for New Look 6526.

Allie is also showing us how to install a zipper on her make of McCall’s pattern M7864.

Monica’s fabric has finally arrived and is posing a bit of a challenge for her. Check out her post to see what she’s cooking up with Vogue Pattern V9292

Just a quick note to emphasize again that participation in the Royal Wedding Sew-Along is not limited to these five patterns. In fact, you can sew in the sew-along and enter the contest (details coming soon) as long as you’re making a CURRENT pattern from Butterick, McCall’s, New Look, Simplicity or Vogue Patterns.

Have you joined our Royal Wedding Sew-Along Facebook group yet? It’s the best place to meet your fellow sew-alongers and share your progress. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #royalweddingsewalong when you share on social media. More next week and a contest. Stay tuned!