Saturday, 3 March 2012

One Week, One Pattern: Details!


OWOP!

I beg your pardon?

OWOP! One Week, One Pattern!

What's that?

It's a group project which will see us wearing garments we've made from one sewing pattern every day for a week, Saturday 24th to Friday 30th March 2012.

Why would you do that?

It's about celebrating those sewing patterns that we love so much we use them again and again. Many of us have a special sewing pattern that is so wearable, practical, versatile, beautiful or for whatever reason it never gets time to gather dust on the shelf before we whip it out again. Personally I'm really interested to find out what other people's favourite patterns are. Plus the exercise may get us to reflect on how much we use the patterns in our stash, or what factors make a well-used pattern.

It's also an exercise in restyling what's essentially one style garment (or it may literally only be one garment that you've made), pushing the boundaries of its versatility by creating seven outfit variations out of it. Who needs more clothes when you can remix the ones you've already got?

Early indications are that about 90 people are going to participate, which is awesome!

Sounds genius! How do I play?

1) To sign up to the project, please leave a comment below in the following format (this will help me collate the contributions into a fascinating quantitative and qualitative analysis post, possibly involving pie charts):

- Pattern company + pattern name + garment type
(eg. Sewaholic Pendrell blouse OR self-drafted skirt OR McCalls 2401 dress) 

- What you like about the pattern to make it up lots of times
(eg. "It's the kind of thing I can wear to work every day, plus it's got bows on" or whatever)

2) Starting Saturday 24th March, wear things you've made from one pattern for seven consecutive days. Take a photo each day to show how you've restyled it / them (see my Beignet week from last year). 

3) At the end of the week I'll ask for links to your photos if you care to share so I can create a round-up post of participants. Please keep all 7 photos on one web page. If you leave a link to your photos or blog, I'll assume this means you consent to me borrowing a photo or two for the round-up post - or if you'd rather I didn't, just say so when you leave a link. You may also want to share your reflections on the process.

Do I have to have a blog to join in?

Nope! This is a great project for non-bloggers to join in with. How about uploading your photos to a Pinterest board or a Flickr set and sharing the link?

I hate posing for photos though...

I can totally sympathise with that. You don't have to be in the photos. How about arranging the outfits on the floor, on a hanger or on a dress form?

I can't do that week. Can I play another time?

Sure! Just leave your details in the same way whenever you decide to do an OWOP! week. I'll keep track of people who play along on other dates and do an occasional round up post. In fact, you might want to do it multiple times with different patterns, whenever you feel like it.

I really want to do it, but I've only made one version of my favourite pattern...

Just think of the kudos you'd get if you only wore that one garment all week! (Just to clarify, you can wear other things with it, I'm not advocating going topless with your favourite skirt, but if it's the only skirt you wear all week that'd be pretty cool.)

Anything else I should know?

Just that it's going to be awesome. Did I mention that pie charts might be involved? And prizes, oh yes.

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Exciting!

[Soundtrack: Right, this is an issue. Every time I think of OWOP! I get 'MMMBop' by Hanson stuck in my head. This is clearly a problem. If you have a suggestion for an alternative OWOP! soundtrack, I'd be most grateful.]

138 comments:

  1. Yay I'm in! I'm going to use the Colette Violet blouse, because separates are easiest to restyle. I have two versions already made and they go wonderfully with skirts, jeans, skinny trousers etc. I'm also going to make another version before OWOP (love that!) with special adaptations to make it really unique!Thanks Tilly :)

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  2. I'm in for sure! Now to pick just one pattern...

    I'm going to go for Sewaholic Renfrew Top.

    My blog is www.sewbrunswick.blogspot.com

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  3. If I can finish re-writing a novel AND make some more clothes in the next three weeks, despite the fact that I am away every weekend in March - I'm in!

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  4. So exciting!
    Is it okay that I'm using two? My challenge is to wear a Colette Sorbetto top + Burdastyle Jenny Skirt combo each day for the week. I love these two because the simplicity of the shapes means that they are easy to wear and quick to sew and they can look completely different depending on the fabric you use.

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  5. Count me in! We're making shift dresses(from the teacher's blocks)in my sewing class at the moment. They're so easy to wear :)

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  6. Fab Tilly, can't wait! I'll be wearing the Colette Ginger skirt, mainly because it's so flattering and such a great shape, but also because I like the idea of wearing skirts all week. x

    For an alternative soundtrack idea.....how about Get a Job by The Silhouettes?

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  7. I would really love to take part but haven't used enough patterns to have a favorite (total newbie here!). But I will definitely take part next time! Cant wait to see everyones results :) x

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  8. Im thinking at the moment Cynthia rowley 2512... I love so much the idea I may even do a month of alternation patterns just for the fun of it xx

    I choose this skirt cause I love the pattern variations

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  9. Colette Pattern's Sorbetto top for sure! I think I have 5 made already! It's a quick and easy pattern to whip up and a great base for drafting.

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  10. I don't use commercial patterns. Is this a must or can I use my own pattern?

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    1. Not to answer for Tilly, but she's got "self-drafted skirt" as an example up there so I assume your own patterns would be fine.

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    2. Thank you for the answer. Now I see I didn't read correctly. Then I'm in.

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    3. I've forgotten to say than I'm going to participate with self drafted shorts.

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  11. I'm in, I'm in! Like some of the commenters above, I'm a total newbie to sewing...which means that I only have made multiples of one pattern so far! Colette Peony it is! I love the simple lines and the way it shows off accessories... plus it's modest enough for teaching elementary students! (Thank goodness I'm a supply teacher, so different people will see me every day!

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  12. I've been stewing on this idea for awhile... I need more work-appropriate blouses for spring so I'm hoping to make a few from New Look 6104. It's a simple button-down collar-less blouse with enough design variations and possibilities for modification.

    I need to get sewing!

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  13. yeeeeAAAAHHHHHH!

    okay: pattern runway's gathered sundress, which is meant to be a dress:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/73102801/gathered-sundress-pattern

    i adore it for myriad reasons. the lovely instructions, the design details, the fit-- in fact i just had an idea for another one. HOORAY FOR SATURDAY SEWING! thanks tilly!

    (oh, and mmmbop, en vogue "no you're never gonna get it."

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    1. I'll second en vogue's "no you're never gonna get it"

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    2. That is such a pretty dress pattern!

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  14. I think this is a wonderful idea and I am in. I will be using the Sewaholic Pendrell top. I have two that I wear all the time and another two in progress, so this will encourage me to finish these and perhaps make a few more. I have many ideas for changing them up a bit! I work in n office so these are the idea tops to wear with suits as well as with trousers or a skirt and a little cardigan. I also want to try a casual knit one as well for the weekend!

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  15. I'm in! I'll be using Simplicity 2599. I love this pattern because the fit is comfortable and easy to wear, and it's super adaptable! Never mind the ruffles and stuff they include on it, it's a fantastic base. I haven't tried the Colette Sorbetto top, but I recreated the look using the simplicity pattern. :) This is a great challenge to get me to finally make up some of the other designs I've been considering for a while!

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  16. I'm in with Simplicity 2982! I have three in my closet and I will be a good excuse to make more and try to think of variations. I have lot's of dresses, but not really enough blouses and I'd like to look somewhat nice on top even though I wear jeans on the bottom just about every day. These will give me a t-shirt alternative in the summer.
    I blog at www.theprettypickle.com.

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  17. Count me in! I'm be wearing one of the four versions of Vogue 2885 skirt currently hanging in my closet. Best skirt pattern ever!

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  18. Yay! I can't wait. I'll post it all on my blog. I'll be doing:
    - Lisette for Simplicity 2211, "Market" blouse
    - I like that the pattern is so easy to modify.

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  19. I'm in. I'm going to use the Port Elizabeth top by Sarah Magill from Burdastyle. I love it because it's simple to make and since I'm not really into wearing t shirts (weird I know) it's a great alternative because it's sort of halfway between a t shirt and a blouse.

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  20. Hi Tilly, I'm in with the COlette Violet blouse (as is someone else I see!) mainly because it is a great pattern to sew up and to make variations to.

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  21. I am so excited to participate. I am going to use a skirt pattern that I drafted myself inspired by the Beignet skirt. I love this pattern because it is so versatile and can be made from any fabric. oh and it's really easy!! I can't wait!

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  22. I already have a several Burda 02-2009108 tops which I can use if I don't get around to sewing up the skirts and the tops from the two other patterns I want to get going on. I love the Burda mag tops because they are quick to make but don't look too "T-shirt" so I can wear them to work! I am currently making the toile for New Look 6808 (first toile too small!.. so onto No2)

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  23. I'm in! Simply with the Colette Sorbetto Top as it's so versatile (and quick to whip up if I need another!) Might be joining in on a different week though as I'm starting a new job that week and don't want any 'that new girl wears the same thing EVERY day' whispering in the corridors!

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  24. Looks like fun, Tilly, can't wait to see what people do. And what's wrong w/ MMMMBop stuck in your head?! It always make me feel happy & helps me run faster at the gym...

    ;-)

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  25. I've made New Look 6459 4 times, and Burda 7378 3 times (and I'll make them some more this year). The trouble is I'll need a heatwave for them to be wearable in March.

    The self-draft idea is a help so if all goes well, I'll be wearing skirts based on the "skirt master pattern" instructions in the Reader's Digest Complete Book of Sewing.

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  26. - Pattern company + pattern name + garment type
    The Mccalls jacket with one of the skirt suits, can't remember the pattern number, there is a review of it on my blog though!

    - What you like about the pattern to make it up lots of times
    Made it once so far, but I love that it's so flattering and such a beautiful shape!

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  27. OWOP -- Love the idea. I am going to look through my stash of retro patterns and pick one!

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  28. Colette Patterns, Sorbetto shirt. The shirt is a quick sew. I have no use for more than two of them, so I will be donating the other five to charity after I take my pics.

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  29. Great, I marked my calendar.
    My wardrobe workhorse is Zoela by Farbenmix.de, a longsleeved Raglan knit T-shirt. I have made it more than a dozen times. And then worn the shirts so often, most of them are already gone again! The start date should give me enough time to make another two or three.

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  30. as I've currently only made one wearable garment, ill join in on the next round! Looking forward to seeing everyone's creativity! :)

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  31. - Pattern company + pattern name + garment type
    Blank Canvas Tee, self-drafted, t-shirt

    - What you like about the pattern to make it up lots of times
    It's easy to wear even in this climate in the summer, it's SUPER quick to put together, and easy to alter for style. That and I have about 16 shirts I made from the pattern (and derivative patterns) while I was developing it...

    Cool challenge, should be fun to see what everyone does!

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  32. I wish I weren't so swamped...I am in the midst of an advanced pattern drafting class, making an overcoat for my final....and trying to still get my children's sewing done!

    I am promising for next time though!

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  33. Hi Tilly! I'm definitely in. Though I looked into styling one handmade garment seven different ways for the week, I didn't have anything basic that fit just right. Instead, I'm planning on using one pattern I've made up several times.

    - Sewaholic Renfrew knit top

    - It's comfortable, offers several pattern variations, and perfect for my lifestyle.

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    1. Hi again, Tilly. A lot of work stuff has come up next week, so I don't think I'll be able to make the OWOP anymore, unless I were to cheat and wear my Renfrews as pajamas! Right now I need all of my creativity at work. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else does.

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    2. Oh that's a shame. Nothing wrong with doing OWOP in your pyjamas though! Do play OWOP another week though...

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    3. I decided to make OWOP happen this week despite work and travel. I'm having fun! Surprisingly, the hardest part has been remembering to take photos. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!

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    4. Hi again Tilly! I wanted you to know that I have been able to pull off OWOP this week after all.

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  34. Hello Tilly ! I'd loved be in but for the 24th of March, it's going to be too short for me ! I'm definitely too busy. But sure, I'll do it next time (I'm already starting to think of a project). Thank you for this very nice idea.

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  35. Ooh, I'm in :) But I'm not sure if that week will work for me or not. I'll keep you updated. I *think* I'm going to use the Sorbetto from Colette, but I may change my mind. Wow, I'm decisive aren't I?! :) My blog : www.sewseam-riprepeat.blogspot.com

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  36. I'm in! Thanks for organising this. I am going to be brave and try to do TWO patterns:

    - Colettte Sorbetto top, because I've already made 3 (1 as a top, 2 extended into nightgowns), it's a easy make and so versatile to wear. Plus, I desperately need spring tops, so this should inspire me to make at least one more Sorbetto, maybe with sleeves.

    - McCall's 3830, a pencil skirt. I already one in denim and wear it ALL the time. It's very simple to sew and flattering to wear. I have had another in a light b&w tweed cut out for ages but languishing as a WIP. This will be the motivation to finish it.

    Two or three tops, two skirts - definitely can style that for a week!

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  37. Colette sorbetto top for me. Mainly because i have made two already and think i can make another before the 24th and maybe another during that week? I love that is a simple shape and there is so much inspiration in the world of Blog to make it different every time (Oh, and it's free!!)

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  38. I have a basic dress pattern that I love, I've only made two so far...maybe I could make one more with stash materials, maybe. If I get cracking immediately it might happen, but if not I want to participate for two days at least, is that allowed?

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  39. Hi Tilly, I'm in.

    I will be wearing Burda pattern 8611, which is a skirt. Its one of the first patterns I ever made, it is a nice simple skirt pattern that is easy to adapt and it fits well. Which is why I've gone back to it again and again.

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  40. Great idea, Tilly! I'd love to join in.

    Pattern company: Burda
    Pattern name: Burda 8155, pencil skirt

    I like it because it's simple enough to make up 5 times and have very different looks. I've made this in: black leather, cyan floral, red and white polka-dot, plum cotton, black cotton sateen.

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  41. I love this idea too :)

    I'm going to be wearing Colette Sorbetto Top. I love it because it is simple to make, it is classic and can be adorned in many different ways to make each one different! I've been meaning to make more so now is the perfect time!

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  42. I'll be wearing Colette Violet blouses all week. I already have two but think my wardrobe could definitely do with another. I love that it looks great with almost anything and that it's so quick and easy to sew up.

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  43. Sounds fun! I think I'll do Simplicity 4079 vest. I've made it twice, once as a fancy vest (matching my two boys) and once out of a worn out pair of pants of my husband. I like that it is quick and easy, flattering, takes very little fabric ... and I want to remix it because I really liked the idea of menswear inspired looks but haven't actually managed to DO it very often.

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  44. Count me in too!

    I'm going to use my self-drafted Primrose Cowl Top because I have quite a formal week in work that week and it will work well with pencil skirts and suits. Plus I've got a dressy one that will be nice to wear out for my Fiancé’s birthday that Saturday!

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  45. I am having a hard time deciding on one pattern as I am a frequent repeat pattern sewing offender but think I am going for the Simplicity/Built by Wendy 3835 top, . Reason for multiple makes of this? It is super quick and easy to sew for when you want a no-brainer easy to wear casual top and you want it fast!There is also a lovely dress version. Downside? A little tent like on me these days! So I guess I will have to think how I wear them.

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  46. Totes count me in!!!! I must admit, I'm thoroughly freaked out by the idea of wearing skirts for an entire week, but the perverse side of me is often drawn to stuff that doesn't appeal or is going to be tricky. So here goes:

    I, Zoe of 'So, Zo...' will wear Simplicity 2451 skirts all week.

    I'm very excited about the potential pie charts, BTW!!!!

    Well done for coming up with such a fun and original challenge, Tilly!

    Hope to see you IRL before long
    Zoe xxx

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  47. I'm in too! I'll wear my favorite shirt pattern BWOF 1/2008, #108. I've made it at least dozen of times. I redrafted and altered it each time to get a different look, but it's still a single pattern I've been using. I might combine it with Bella pants from Burda Style, which I also made several times.
    My blog is Stepalica

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  48. I'm in. I'll be using a self drafted full skirt pattern as it is so comfortable to wear and I love the way the fabric flows when I walk. I have two made up (but one needs to be seriously taken in as I've lost weight) plus a dress version. Although I think I'll need to wear thermals underneath for watching my son's ice skating sessions.

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  49. Cool! I´m in. This is going to be so much fun!

    - The pattern I am using is BurdaStyle Magazine 02-2011-107, and it´s a pencil skirt.

    - I really love the versatility, and yet simplicity in a pencil skirt. You can dress it up or dress it down and wear it with all kinds of tops and tights. What´s not to love! :-)

    Thanks for hosting this, Tilly!

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  50. Sign me up! I'll be using Colette Clover pants. I've made 2 so far, and I'm working on a 3rd pair of denim trousers with a front fly added.

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  51. Hi! I'd like to participate but the only clothes I sew are for my dolls, in special Moxie Teenz. I hope you don't mind!!

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  52. What a fun idea! Please count me in! Right now, I'm leaning towards either Burda 8511 or Burda 8071 since I have zillions of variations of both of these dresses, but... Can I decide closer to the time?
    Thanks for organising this fab community project!

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    1. OK, I've decided to use Burda 7723 for my "one" pattern. I've currently got 6 garments from this pattern in my wardrobe, five pairs of shorts and one jacket, the jacket will do for days I need to be a bit more "dressed"
      (sorry for replying to my own comment :)

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  53. I'm in! It took me a couple of days to choose a (one) pattern (of three). The weather forecast this morning finally made me settle for Langeneß of Schnittreif. (www.schnittreif.de)

    I've got a denim one left out of four or five I've made so far, a new denim one is waiting to be made and I want to add a non-denim from stash.
    I love this pattern because it's a no-brainer, quite flattering, quick to cut and sew, I don't need to alter anything and it's perfect for biking. Since I prefer skirts anyway, it' my perfect early-spring-OWOP!

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  54. Sounds a great idea, I just wish I had the time to join in! I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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  55. Count me in! I'm going to be wearing the Simplicity 3688 trousers--a reissued pattern originally from 1941. I've got two pairs already and hope to make two more!

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  56. Hi,
    I like this idea. It sounds so good. My pattern will be "Crepe" (Colette).
    Thanks for organisation!

    Maria

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  57. Exciting! I'm going to combine the Sewaholic Renfrew top and Colette Ginger skirt. I haven't actually made either of them yet, but I've heard so many good things.

    I'm in the middle of losing weight, and I love that the Renfrew is an easy knit top that will be somewhat forgiving as my shape changes. And as for the Ginger, A-line skirts have always been my fave ... especially with a chevron effect!

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  58. Hi Tilly!
    I love this idea! Count me in!
    I´ve two patterns, that I sew more than a version, the Sorbetto Tank and one skirt from Burda. But, I want sewing something different, so I´ll chose the Minna blouse from Salme Sewing Patterns.
    During some months, I´ve thought about trying it. It´s a good ocasion to sew many diferent version of this pretty blouse. I think, that you can make elegant versions or funny versions from this pattern. It´s going to be a great challenge for me!
    Thanks!!!
    Maider

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  59. I'm in with the V1247 skirt and top. I have 2 versions of each so far and hope to get another variation done in time. The challenge for me will be taking the photos!

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  60. Hi Tilly,
    I am sorry for taking my time! I have been dithering about what to choose, but think it shall be the Colette Violet blouse as I have made two & have one cut out (& am addicted to them at the moment)

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  61. I won't be able to participate, but I sure am looking forward to seeing what others can come up with....
    What a cool idea !!
    I'll be watching!!

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  62. Woop woop owop! I'm in with Simplicity 2588 - it's such a versatile pattern, you can mix and match all over the place! I think I may even have enough makes from it to wear something totally different each day...

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  63. Hi ! I'll be happy to participate, using the a-line skirt from the Barcelona skirts pattern, Amy Butler.
    I particularly like its simple shape and the fact it is fully lined.I made 5 of them and will be pleased to show them off at the end of the month !

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  64. Why not. I'm upgrading my work pants so Burda 7746 will be my entry. I'm making up the first pair and I already have three more in mind for work and on weekends.

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    1. Make that Butterick 5044. I've only made one pair of Burda 7746 but they fit perfectly.

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  65. Interesting challenge!! I accept!! My pattern is the McCall's 5845, it is a dress... I have used this pattern 6 times, about to make another one tonight, however 2 of the dresses I made is for my sister, so I am only left with 5. I can't wear them to work so I'm going to have to plan a night out, every night! yayers!

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  66. I want to give it a go! =) I'll have to link to my Pinterest, though. I'll be using the Simplicity 2587 dress pattern, it's a Cynthia Rowley design. I love it because it's terribly comfortable and makes me look great.

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  67. I'm in! Burda 8677 Skirt - I fear I've got about 11 incarnations in it so glad it's spring as they're all very bright and breezy!! It's got a fabulous amount of twirl and yet you can usually squeeze it out of a 1.5m of fabric - my favourite version is from a William Morris tablecloth I found for £1 in Past Caring in Islington!

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  68. I'm totally in!

    Pattern: McCall's 3411 skirt (view B), from 1955.

    Why? I just adore this pattern. I've made it up twice already and both skirts are constantly on high rotation in my wardrobe. It's fun to wear (coz it's full and swishy!), good length for all seasons, and it has a pocket that's actually a useful size and placement. :-)

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  70. I'm in just deciding on the pattern. After completing major suit project which has been emotional. It will be a dress for sure. Jackie

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  71. Hello, diving in a little late. I'm hoping to do this and use Simplicity 2176 dress pattern. I've already got one in this pattern, it's easy to use, there's room for flexibility as well. Sooo I'm challenging myself to make another couple up before then and do this. Will see how I get on! Elaine.

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  72. Ooh, I was thinking I'd need a week's worth of the same pattern to participate in this, but now I see what you mean about restyling the same garments. Hmmm...in that case maybe I could be in. Will ponder it!

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  73. I found out about your OWOP from Sewaholic. I'd love to play along this summer, if you do it again. I've been mostly reconstructing and refashioning clothes on my blog www.chicenvelopements.wordpress.com but I want to start doing more pattern sewing (I'm a teacher and I hope to have lots of time to sew once school is out) PS. I'm your newest follower

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  74. Hi, I'd love to join in if its not too late. I'm new to making clothes so its Colette's Sorbetto for me. I love the flexibility of this pattern - with sleeves or without, bias or facing, long or short, to pleat or not to pleat! And so little fabric, I even managed to squeeze 1 out of a yard of narrow (60s?) fabric - result! Really excited about taking part in a sewing event - thank you.
    Jacq x

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  75. For the sake of my wardrobe I'm going to give it a try!

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    1. Oh, and I'm going to draft a trouser-pattern loosely based on a pair of plus-four I recently made. I really like dressy over-knee cropped trousers and the contrast against stockings etc that they offer.

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  76. Self drafted infinity dress. It is designed to be worn many ways and can be dressed up or down. I just have to get over the fact that the one I own currently is bright Jade... Oh well

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  77. Great idea!! I've love to join!!! Im going to use my Simplicity pattern 2261, cropped pants. Love this pattern, super easy, and extremely versatile! : )

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  78. I'm in - now to decide - I've got self drafted pants which I totally love, but then I've got Jalie's sweetheart neckline T-shirt and a Palmer/Pletsch blouse. I would love to make one more pair of pants (or blouse) before March 24th, time is ticking away and I'm fast running out of it (though maybe I need to turn all the household "stuff" over to my husband so I can concentrate on sewing?!

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  79. I'm in! I'll be wearing Colette's Ginger skirt. I love how fast and easy it is to make and how darn slim it makes my waist look.

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  80. I will be wearing heather Ross' weekend sewing kimono dress in lawn cotton.

    This can be worn as a dress with heels or with leggins and boots as a tunic. The neckline does come out too big and needs a few pleats in the back.

    This is a comfy any occasion dress and lawn cotton gets better and better every wash.

    Great idea tilly!

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  81. My post is above!

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  82. I'll be wearing the various shirts I've made from Sewaholic's Renfrew pattern.

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  83. I'm going to make the top from McCalls 6519. I'm making it because I love tops like the for wearing to work and I love tops with that type of hem/bottom.

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  84. Given that I am a stay at home Mum, it needs to be something quite casual but tidy enough for a school pickup or appointment. One pattern stands out for me and my blog readers will not be surprised to learn that it is tops from New Look 6648.

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  85. I'm in! I have to wear certain clothes for work, but I change when I get home, so I can participate in this project/challenge.

    - Self-drafted T-shirt pattern

    - I like it because I live in knit shirts, these shirts fit me slightly better than RTW, and I get to pick the fabric and details (neckline shape, etc.)

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  86. Here's me... My blog is www.dragicap.wordpress.com
    I decice for ,,pencil skirt,,
    Best wishes,Dragica

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  87. I'm in!

    I'll be doing self-drafted, A-line-like skirts! Well, the story is a big longer - I can't seem to actually follow instructions for skirt patterns, and my me-made skirts all end up looking very A-line-ish to me. It's not necessarily a bad thing I suppose. I work from a heavily modified Meringue skirt pattern, but it could be any A-line pattern really.

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  88. I can't wait to start. I was planning on making up lots of Grainline Scout blouse for spring and summer and this will just give me a leg up. I love this blouse because it is so easy to toss on and still look semi-dressy.
    An added plus it wears great while still packing around babies.

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  89. - Pattern company + pattern name + garment type
    Fickle sense, mahaila circle skirt
    http://ficklesense.blogspot.de/2011/09/how-to-make-circle-skirt-full-34-12-14.html

    - Why this pattern?
    1. It has sentimental value. When I first started sewing, my grandma told me the dimensions for a full circle skirt. I then took this formula and made other types of circle skirts (e.g. 1/2, 1/4, 3/4)
    2. I have not made one for a while and I need to revisit it! Plus I want to make sure that I pull out some of my older creations.
    3. I am not much of a 'styler' so this may challenge me to think about how to accessorise a circle skirt!

    Thanks for the challenge!

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  90. Count me in please Tilly, this is a great idea!

    I'll be wearing Sewaholic's Renfrew for a week. I like this pattern because it's made from stretchy jersey (so I'll be comfy all week) and it lends itself well to layering, which is one of my favourite ways to wear outfits!

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  91. Oooh! Sounds fun. I'll use the dress pattern from Sew U Home Stretch. I'm working on a third version of that pattern now. Great motivation to finish the project. :)

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  92. Hi there Tilly, I have thought long and hard, and YES I'm in too. I have made 3 out of 5 tops. I'm looking forward to next week. x x x

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  93. Very excited, my first proper participation in a me-made event. At the end of March I will be mostly wearing:
    Anne Klein II - Vogue American Designers - 1739 (dated 1996) - the dress.
    What I like:
    * I've 'solved' the majority of the fitting issues
    * It doesn't need much fabric (my most recent make has been economically eased out of 1m of forgiving lawn)
    * The finished product skims over the worst of me wobbly bits.

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  94. Fun! I'm going to use a self-drafted knit top pattern. It's a bit boring, but it's such an easy pattern to sew up and so versatile, I've even turned it into a dress! :D

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  95. I had been on the fence... I do have patterns I've made up 2 or 3 times (actually I did make 4 Sorbetto's but it's a little too chilly here for that), but nothing that screamed out at me - until last night. I will be wearing Dixie DIY's Swing Top, of which I've made about 5 I think! I might quickly whip up another this week too!

    Hooray!

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  96. I'm going to join in with Burda 7829. It'a a sundress pattern which I looooove, I've made it at least 7 times. I think it has a very flattering shape. My blog is: http://blog.jodimade.com

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  97. I could have SWORN I signed up for this but then I didn't see a post from myself, so here we go!

    Colette Patterns Clover Pants will be my pattern. I love it because I love the fit and they are so cute and go with everything, plus they are perfect for biking! The slim leg doesn't get caught in the chain, and they are flattering to my particular form.

    I finished my fourth pair last night, but you will only see three worn this coming week because one is a wool pair and too warm for late March in Philadelphia (unless the temperature drops, and then it's on!). So I'm all ready to go!

    strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com

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  98. - Pattern company + pattern name + garment type
    Butterick 4762 - knit tee 1970's pattern

    - What you like about the pattern
    It's quick. And easy. Versatile and a basic. It fits well but also has a great shoulder/neckline detail that makes it a bit different.

    I will be putting my photos here: (hope the link works . . .)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/80704341@N00/sets/72157629631231505/

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  99. Am I still in time to join last minute?
    I've just finished my first dress from Megan Nielsen's Banksia top patterns and plan to make a few more for the challenge. Fingers crossed!

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    1. Of course! Really looking forward to seeing your Megan makes...

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  100. Pattern company + pattern name + garment type
    Vogue 8572 + Very Easy Vogue + Blouse woven

    - What I really like about this pattern.
    It is a great blouse for work, it doesn't look much like the original pattern and is quick to make and fits great.

    I will be putting the weeks worth of photos on my blog at http://petiteandsewing.blogspot.com.au/

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  101. Sorry I'm late! Never quite got around to doing this earlier, even though I've been IN for MONTHS!


    - Simplicity 2938 - top which I also use to make a self-drafted dress.

    - It's easy to make, stylish and it FITS! At last count, I had nine versions of Simplicity 2938.

    I will be putting my photos here http://buttontreelane.blogspot.com

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  102. i'm going to go with colette's sorbetto, mostly because i already have quite a few of them!

    http://avintagethread.blogspot.co.uk/

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  103. Burdastyle 11/09 111 trousers

    What I really like about this pattern:
    It's a great basic and fits well

    I will be putting the weeks worth of photos on my blog at:
    http://couturearts.wordpress.com/

    Claudine

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  104. Hi Tilly
    I would like to join in if its not too late. I will be making Simplicity 3835. The pattern is so versatile, fits well and there are many variations.

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  105. New Look 6962 blouse empire waist top

    I like this pattern because I can use just about any fabric and can lengthen to a dress or maxi

    I will post on my style show page
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lorettas-Custom-Creations-and-Vintage-Style-Shows/285774531473821?bookmark_t=page

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  106. I'm going to try to join in - thinking of using my Vogue 1174 (Cynthia Steffe) skirt! It sort of depends on whether I can get any sewing done in the next few days for work-appropriate clothes...

    I like this pattern because it's quick to make, I think the pleats look good, it has pockets (which could be omitted), and it can be made in a variety of fabrics. I currently have an aqua blue linen one and a striped black and white one, and also want to whip up a burgandy silk and a patterned satin version for work.

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  107. I'm going to play along!
    New Look 6775 Dress / Top
    I've made this so many times - the pattern fits me really well and can look quite different depending on the fabric and pattern variations.

    My blog is www.floatingworldviews.com

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  108. Colette Patterns Rooibos Dress

    I love this pattern because the dress is fun to sew (once you get all those pieces cut out!) is a flattering fit, looks completely different depending on what fabrics and patterns you use and can be dressed up and down.

    I'm in!
    xo
    kittee

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  109. I would love to join...great idea!

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  110. Ginette Brown23 March 2012 23:39

    I love the idea
    I need more work shirts so this is perfect motivation

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  111. Can I still join please?
    If I can please lt me know longredthread (at) gmail (dot) com

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  112. Hey Tilly! Can I still join the challenge? Would love to!

    I will use a simple skirt pattern, that I drafted myself. I love it because it really fits to my shape. And now I am off to my sewing table... still have to go for two versions.....

    My blog is: www.frautipmatic.blogspot.com

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  113. I'm in,got a vintage dress pattern,no name,with changeable collars

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  114. I wasn't going to join in this week but then I remembered that my sister made 2 versions of the Ottobre Design 2/2009 - 6 nursing top - one is actually a dress. I really wanted to make another pattern to wear this week but that is not going to happen now - maybe some other time. But I will enter with this nursing top and dress. I love it because it is easy to use for nursing (important with a 3 month old) but I can still look chic. I will do it from today (monday) till Sunday and then post the pictures on my blog - which you are of course allowed to use. I will post some pictures as the week goes so that you can use some on saturday if you want to do the round-up then.

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  115. Ok, I know it's last minute but I want to sign up! I'm making a self-drafted t-shirt pattern.

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  116. I forgot to post a comment to say I was joining in: I'm wearing a self-drafted top pattern.

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  117. I am signing up - I have been wearing my Lisette Portfolio dress and tunic all week (actually just realised I messed up on Monday, so will have done 6 out of 7 days - hope that still counts). I like them because they are very easy to wear and best of all, they have great pockets for the endless quantity of tissues I seem to carry everywhere. I am planning to do a post over the weekend with all my photos in.

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  118. Forgot to say that I changed from a self drafted dress to a Sorbetto top. :D

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  119. Hiya love, here's my round-up of the week: http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/one-pattern-all-week.html

    Thanks again for thinking this up, it's been fun and enlightening. Can't wait to see everyone else's round ups

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  120. I played along and did a wrap up post on my blog. The full photo set is on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjlancaster/sets/72157629325925046/with/7028046171/

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  121. me encanta la idea ,aunque esto del inglés es un problema porque el traductor es horrible
    yo tengo patrones que utilizo una y otra vez cada nueva temporada
    podría poner siete versiones de chaqueta hechas con el mismo patrón
    ¿tengo que preparar el look completo o basta con la foto en el maniquí?¿valdría un patrón de burda?,
    espero una respuesta
    GRACIAS

    Anilegra Moda Para Muñecas

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