I’m a Judge for the Simplicity Star Sewist blogger challenge

I feel really honoured to have been asked onto an illustrious judging group for an exciting new online sewing challenge- The Simplicity Star Sewist blogger challenge.  There’s still time to enter!!



I’m joining one of my favourite Beez, Lauren Guthrie– Finalist in series 1, a sewing entrepreneur and superstar! Also on the panel is Sewing Guru Wendy Gardiner, whose credentials would fill this blog alone, she’s the resident expert for Simplicity patterns. The line up is completed by  Vintage Life Magazine editor, Rachel Egglestone – Evans.


Winners will receive a years supply of sewing patterns from Simplicity!


To enter the competition you need to have a sewing blog. Don’t worry, that juts means a public online space where you share your sewing stories, They’re easy and free to set up, so you can get something online really quickly! Then you need to e mail simplicity and apply via this page

There are 3 categories, so there’s something for everyone.

To get your copy of the pattern you’d like to make, email bloggers@Simplicitynewlook.com.




Category 1– Best Dressmaking


This is a great pattern that will give aspiring Dressmakers a blank canvas to showcase their stye and personality. It’s a straightforward project, covering some of the rudimentary skills you need for every dressmaking project, making it perfect for this category.











Simplicity-1364-pattern-1Category 2– Best Vintage make

This reproduction of an original vintage simplicity pattern is as elegant now as it was back in the 60’s when it was first released. There are several options, and you can make it sleeveless or with the slim fitted sleeves that are included in the pattern













Simplicity-2286-pattern-1Category 3– Best newcomer

Simplicity didn’t want any brand new stitchers to feel left out, so there’s a beginners category just for you. The pattern is a simple “learn to sew” skirt, with a partially elasticated waistband. You can go to town with your fabric, and really style up this skirt with a contemporary modern hem length and a fabulous top.










Once you’ve rustled up  your winning entry, post a picture on your blog and share with your readers. Let them know that you’re taking part in the challenge by proudly displaying the Simplicity blogger badge ( available here)

Finally you’ll need to email over your pic to bloggers@Simplicitynewlook.com or tweet @SewSimplicity with the hashtag #Simplicitybloggerchallenge, by the competition closing date: 31st May 2015.


1 Comment

  • JLC

    23.04.2015 at 10:22

    Grey text on a white background is very hard to read.