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Roots Sewing Series

Friday, December 13, 2013
The most rewarding aspect of being a part of the online sewing community is having the opportunity to 'meet' fellow sewists from all over the globe who share the same love for creating handmade clothing.  It's an amazing experience to hear from all of you and to connect with other bloggers who experience the same excitement when a package of fabric arrives, and when you try a garment on your child that you've made and it fits just perfectly!  You know the feeling!

Combining my fascination with world cultures and my love for sewing, I have decided to host a sewing series that celebrates sewing for children around the world called Roots.  An incredibly talented group of ladies representing twelve different countries and five continents will be sharing original outfits inspired by their backgrounds each weekday from January 13 to 31.  Not only will this be a showcase of amazing sewing skills and creativity, but also rich cultural experience, exploring heritage worldwide.



Didn't I tell you this was a talented group?!  It is such an honour to have each one of them participating.

And speaking of participation, I just couldn't host something like this and not include you!  So, in addition to these wonderful ladies sharing their looks, there will also be a Sew-Along for everyone, everywhere who wants to sew something for the child(ren) in their lives, inspired by their cultural Roots.  From January 3 to 31, you can upload your outfit to the Sew Along Link Up and show the world your cultural creation.  

Now, let's add even more fun to this series: how about some PRIZES?!  Reaching out to amazing shops and designers, I've been overwhelmed by enthusiasm over this event.  On January 3, the prize packages for the Roots sewing series will be revealed, and believe me, these sponsors are incredible AND generous!  I may have to give some hints before then, because I don't know if I'll be able to wait that long to tell you because it's just too exciting!!

So, what do you think?  Are you excited, too?  Are you going to Sew-Along?  If so, feel free to use the button below and spread the word!  I would love for you to be a part of this big event!

Elegance & Elephants
14 comments on "Roots Sewing Series"
  1. Oh I can't wait for this series! I'll sew along if I have time Heidi! I have so many directions I could go, since my "roots" go all over the place:) You have a amazing group!!

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    1. That would be great, Amy! I have a pretty unique mixture myself so I'm not sure what I'll do! :)

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  2. Hi Heidi, I'm so excited! I've shared the news in my blog. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you, Dotta! Can't wait to see what you make! :)

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  3. Very neat idea for a series, Heidi!! Looking forward to seeing all the marvelous creations coming our way.... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these bloggers and their sense of style!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to your creations next month!!! :)

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  4. What a lovely idea...such a fun way to "tour" the world! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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    1. Thank you! It should be quite a tour, Sally! :)

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  5. what a great idea. with my blog I'm also trying to help seamstresses from all over the world to connect. so in this week's weekend sewing post I'll definitely feature this series. I'm especially glad that you also have someone from Italy as I was looking for a nice blog from there, but so far hadn't been lucky. I'm really looking forward to the series. If you ever do something like this again, you might want to consider someone from Germany, too: These are my two favorite blogs: http://lila-lotta.blogspot.de/ and http://www.frau-liebstes.com/
    (I don't know Sandra and Claudia personally, but their blogs really are just wow....)
    Cheers, Annika

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    1. Thanks so much, Annika! I had actually asked someone with a German background to participate, but she was unable to. I will definitely check out these other blogs. :)

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  6. What a great series this is, Heidi!
    Thank you so much for inviting me! I'm already working on my project...

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    1. You are so welcome, Marta! I'll be starting mine soon, just waiting for my fabric to arrive. Looking forward to seeing yours!

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  7. Congratulations Heidi!! There are so much talented ladies sewing from all over the world that this will be a unique series to know and get inspired by new colours mixs, fabrics, sewing techniques, etc.
    I´m honoured to be in!! (albeit stressed sewing as usual)
    María

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    1. Can't wait for all the inspiration, too, Maria! I'm honoured to have you participate! :)

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