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Sew ‘n Style Contest page

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Welcome to the Sew ‘n Style Contest page!  I hope you’ve enjoyed and followed along with the series.  If you’ve missed any of the topics you can find the links below.  Enter the link up  by following the blue box at the end of this post.


I propose we personalize our sewing style even more than we already do and think about the aesthetics of what we create more deeply while involving our child.  After all this is a mini collection for her.  My girls are always with me when I go fabric shopping. And while it can sometimes be annoying having them around while I’m rolling form machine to machine or running back and forth from my fabric stash to my cutting table – I love that they’re interested in what I’m doing and that they’re eager to learn and create with me.  I hope during the process of building Lil Luxe Collection into a successful business that they learn the value of hard work, gain confidence and an empowered sense of self through great style and dedication.  Please join me in creating something special for your fashionista!


Create a three piece mini collection with a clear theme (back to school, holiday ensembles, summer style, etc – It’s up to you!).  This should be three separate looks that are cohesive with one another.  It can be something that you have already made this year and want to build off of or something new.  You can think of this as a small capsule collection.  For the challenge you’re only required to make three looks because I don’t want to overwhelm you but you’re welcome to make more if you want.  While I’d love for your little girl to be all dressed in Lil Luxe, I only challenge you make half of your garments from a lil luxe pattern.  So if you make 3 dresses 2 of the 3 would need to LLC or the third one could be a mash up. If you make three separate outfits (tops & bottoms) 3 of your 6 pieces would be LLC.  I think you’ll find that most of my patterns have enough options that you can make multiple outfits from one pattern.  Also, feel free to do a mashup or remix patterns.  On August 17  I will open up a link up party where everyone (bloggers included) may choose to upload their mini collection. Please note this is NOT a project that you HAVE to include your child in but you can if you want to :)


Use hashtag #sewNstyleluxeseries on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook for anything you post related to the series.  There will be special giveaways throughout the series if you sew along with us, so make sure you tag us!

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Week 1 : Introduction to the Sew ‘N Style series

Week 2: Exploring shapes and silhouettes / Creating a theme


Week 1: Building a color story, exploring solids and prints / Sourcing fabric and patterns

Week 2: Planning your pieces / Accessorizing and photographing your model

Week 3-4 (August 17): Blog tour commences and link up party opens


Weeks 1-4: Blog tour continues / link up party closes on September 25 and voting begins

Winners announced September 28


Week 1 (8/18-8/20) – Sewing SoberBonnie & LottieSweeter than Cupcakes

Week 2 (8/25-8/27) – Hello HolliMade by Amanda RoseThat’s Sew Kari

Week 3 (9/1-9/3) – Create three point fiveProject DestashSkirtfixation

Week 4 (9/8-9/10) –  Lisa Lisa DesignsWhiskemFrom a Box

Week 5 (9/15-9-16) – Call AjaireSprouting JubeJubePaisley RootsMax California

Week 6 (9/22-9/24) – Beri bee designsLulu and CelesteKimmie Sew CrazyMade by Sara


Special thanks to our sponsors for their generosity!

Sew 'n style series sponsors

Most Cohesive Prize Pack:

$50 UpCraft Club

$40 Urban Sew

$25 Owl and Drum

$20 Zipper Island

3 Lil Luxe pdf patterns of your choice (which can be saved for use in the collection coming soon)

Favorite Theme Prize Pack:

$50 Raspberry Creek

$40 Miss Matatabi

$25 Fabric Galore

Paisley Roots Patterns

3 Lil Luxe pdf patterns of your choice (which can be saved for use in the collection coming soon)

Fan Favorite:

4 Lil Luxe pdf patterns of your choice (which can be saved for use in the collection coming soon)


-Contestants upload one image (or collage image) from their collection in the link up party.  You don’t need to have a blog but the image should link up to a page where we can see more pictures and a description of your collection. Only upload into the link up ONCE.

-Half of your garments must be made from a lil luxe pattern.  So if you make 3 dresses 2 of the 3 would need to LLC or the third one could be a mash up. If you make three separate outfits (tops & bottoms) 3 of your 6 pieces would be LLC.

-The contest closes at midnight, Friday, September 25 US central standard time.  Winner will be announced on Monday, September 28.

-The first two prize packs will be awarded by me.  The Fan Favorite will be tallied and the link up with the most votes will win.

-In case of a tie, a new voting round between the tied collections will be organized.

-Contestants can only win one prize

-Let’s keep the contest fun and fair!  It’s okay to ask friends, family, blog readers and/or social media followers to come vote for you, but please don’t engage entire companies to come and vote for you.

Enter the link up party starting August 17 through September 30.  Winners announced October 2


And now here are your WINNERS!!!

This really was so hard…I had my family help me narrow down the finalists.  Everyone did such a great job.  The themes were so unique and the talent was jaw dropping!!

For Most cohesive….Angie B. with her Making the Transition Collection.  I was so impressed on how she transformed every garment, how MANY garments she made while keeping it all cohesive.  SO IMPRESSIVE!!

slim trouser flares alley cat romper shirt starlight city dress

Next for Favorite theme…Angela G. with her Heritage inspired Collection.  I love how she used Lil Luxe patterns to create something so UNIQUE and beautiful!

city girl romper 2 city girl romper rural romper

And our Fan Favorite winner Kelly P. with her Summer Lux Collection.  We’re heading into fall here but this collection really makes me miss summer!!!

rouche and division top

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone and THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the series!  I was absolutely floored with the response to the series and loved reading and seeing all the progress and final posts :)  I hope you’ve been inspired by all of these collections…and so I will  be reactivating the “SEWNSTYLE” coupon code for the next week.  Coupon is valid from now until 10/3/2015 – 10/9/2015 (midnight US central standard time) and is valid on all regular price pdf patterns.  Thanks again everyone!!

2 thoughts on “Sew ‘n Style Contest page

  1. So excited…. Thank you for having the a great contest truly every single one of them where so great!!! Thank you Jessica …

  2. Thank you SO SO SO much and a thank you to the sponsors too! I loved every part of this series and has completely changed my approach to sewing for my daughter. Congratulations to Kelly P. & Angela G too!

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