My good friend, pattern-designer-sew-goddess, Melissa of Melly Sews and myself are pleased to present
A month-long series of all things jeans, culminating in a jean sew along the week of March 17th-21st. We’re here to guide you through everything you need to know to take your jean-sewing wishes into sewn-jean reality! We’ll cover fit, techniques, tips, and patterns. If you have had “Jeans for Me” on your to-sew list, and keep pushing it back, now’s the time to grab that denim and jump in! We’ll hold your hand, and help you work magic, getting you into some great pants by the end of the month!
You can do this! And to help you get started, allow me to introduce our amazing sponsors for I Dream of Jean-ie:
I’m super excited to be working with Named Clothing. A Finnish company run by two fabulously talented sisters, Named designs women’s patterns with clean lines and amazing details. Their fashion is spot-on with current trends, and cover everything from jumpsuits and outwear to lingerie and accessories. You have to go check out their website, it’s set up like a designer clothing label, and I want all of everything! But let’s start with their trousers and shorts, which Named is offering to us at a 10% discount for the series. Just use the code: trousersandshorts at checkout to get the 10% off any of their patterns in this category through March 31st, 2014. This includes their Jamie Jean pattern, which is a total knockout, and totally a fantastic candidate for your jean-sew-along pattern. Go grab it now !
I am a Craftsy affiliate, and all links are affiliate links, and I’m so happy they agreed to come on board to work with us for I Dream of Jean-ie. Craftsy is at the forefront of all things, well, crafty. And that includes sewing. Offering patterns, supplies, and especially classes, Craftsy can pretty much get you from “I want to learn…” to “Check out what I just made!” all in one place. They’re awesome. And to prove it, they are offering 20% off any of these five pant-related classes. Just click on the picture, and you can sign up for the class(es) of your choice at a great discount, all month long. And one of the things I love most about Craftsy, once you sign up for a class, it’s yours forever. It will be linked to your Craftsy account and you can go back to it any time, move at your own pace, and review whatever, whenever.
Finally, Michael Levine (aka: LowPriceFabric.com) carries a huge range of fabrics and notions. They just received a major shipment of denim, in all kinds of colors and washes, and are adding more all the time. Their shipping is fast, their customer service top notch, and their selection amazing. And you get to shop that selection for the perfect denims to make your dream jeans. Use the code Jeans10 at checkout for 10% off your order through March 31, 2014. And order quick! The official sew along starts in just three weeks. So go get your denim and get ready to sew!
I’m so excited for this series! Melissa and I have been planning and plotting for this for months, and I can’t believe it’s already here. I love to sew jeans, and after however many dozen I’m up to now, including five pair for myself, I still get giddy over a completed pair. I can’t wait to share all of that with you. So grab your pattern, your fabric, take a class or two, and check in all month long here and at Melly Sews as we help you “make all your jeans wishes come true”!