2 April 2012

OWOPing All Over the World!

Phew! Checking out 105 OWOP entries takes aaaaages! But I had so much fun oohing and ahhing over everyone's fabulous submissions that I can't complain. Who knew compiling an uber spreadsheet could be so enjoyable?

For those of you who loved the pie charts - don't be ashamed - you'll love this. I was so excited when Dr Helen offered to crunch the data in a professional statistical analysis system she uses at work. She produced yet more charts and tested out the hypothesis that there is a correlation between pattern company and garment type. The results? No correlation! So now we know. Thanks Helen!

I wish I could feature everyone's submissions in this post but with 105 participants you'll have to consult the spreadsheet otherwise this post would be so long it'd crash your computer. But here is just a mini selection of highlights:


I'm totally in love with Andrea's multiple versions of New Look 6104. Such a simple pattern but she's cleverly designed every one of her makes to look totally different to the others...


 
... as did Oona. "Is that really the same pattern?!" I kept asking myself. But it is!
 

I loved Jacq C's Sorbetto photos featuring placards and family members - adorable! Jacq says “I've just been making clothes for myself since Feb so this is my only multiple make - 5 to date... I've got a bit of practice with different techniques... I'm pretty confident with french seams now, bias binding and making a facing, I even did Mena's ruffle neckline on my Liberty Sorbetto... And using different fabrics has made me get to grips with different needles and tension settings - which feels really scary!"


How gorgeous is Marie's floral Renfrew? Her clever choice of fabric has made a casual t-shirt look seriously stylish. I love everything about these two outfits. Check out her boyfriend's commentary on her OWOP outfits!


Maider wore the Minna blouse from Salme Sewing Patterns. Great to see so many lovely versions of a pattern I'm not familiar with from a smaller designer.

 

I'm a big fan of everything Paunnet makes so I was excited to see her multiple versions of the new-ish Banksia pattern from Megan Nielsen. So lovely.


And finally I feel a special mention should go to those OWOPers who wore trousers. The stats analysis revealed that not many people chose them and, in fact, not many of us dare sew them. I love this photo of Leah in her Clovers - put down the coffee, lady!

Good work, everybody! I'm super chuffed that so many people played along and had such fun in the process. I think we deserve some prizes, don't you? In case you hadn't noticed, there are three fabulous giveaways to celebrate OWOP! - you can win patterns from Sewaholic, Colette Patterns and Simplicity. Enjoy!

[Soundtrack: 'Black Gold of the Sun' by Nuyorican Soul]

21 comments:

  1. I may look sad in my photos, but I like my OWOP clothes, really! Even more than that, though, I love that freakin' adorable picture of Leah you chose to feature. Thanks for hosting this fun little event, Tilly. Let's hope it becomes an annual thing!

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  2. Oh, Tilly, thank you for using that photo, but I can never put the coffee down, it's what keeps me sewing! I love every OWOP I've seen out there on the internets, and I second Andrea, I hope this becomes an annual thing! I had such a great time and I loved seeing how a pattern can look so different with different styling and colors and materials. Thank you for being our brave and fearless leader!

    strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com

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  3. hi Tilly, thanks for organising this great cgallenge and for sharing everyone's owops :-).
    Can I ask you to correct my blog address in your spreadsheet please ? I'm at www.upsewlate.blogspot.com (not .co.uk since I'm in Australia )
    thank you! Gabrielle

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  4. Hi Tilly, I'm not sure if it's important, but I was left out of the spreadsheet. I said I was going to join then I backed out because I had a lot going on at work, but then I jumped back in at the last minute. It's not a big deal, but I know you like your statistics. I really enjoyed this challenge. I now feel a bit better prepared for Me Made May 2012 as well. Happy sewing.

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    1. Aww, thanks! Now to go enter those giveaways of yours if there's still time...

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  5. Hi Tilly, thanks for including a photo, such a hoot that my Dad's on a sewing blog, can't wait to tell him! I really enjoyed taking part, I would definitely do it again. There are some beautiful outfits I've seen, it's hard to believe it's the same pattern being used again. :) x

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  6. Thanks so much for organising that. I think I will try it again during Me Made May.....

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  7. Hi Tilly!
    Thanks for sharing my pictures in your blog!! I´m so proud of it. I had a very good time with your challenge and I´ve found many new bloggers for me. This week was awesome!
    Thank you!
    Maider

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  8. Oh yessss I have really enjoyed watching everyone's participation in OWOP. You are such a star for putting all this together :D

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  9. Hi Tilly, I'm a bit late posting about my OWOP week, but finally did it at http://dianaandme.co.uk/?p=1326
    Thanks for organising it - I'd definitely be up for a second round at some point!

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  10. Andrea is definitely my favorite, her OWOP creations were so cute.
    Thanks for the spotlight, Tilly! I'm so flattered! :D

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  11. What an amazing turn out! Did you ever imagine it would take off as it did? Wow.

    I'm really looking forward to checking out all those links in the spreadsheet. Thanks for sharing that.

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    1. I expected one or two people to join in but not 105! Awesome.

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  12. This looked like so much fun! I would've love to join in, but there's no pattern yet covering that many clothes (unless you count my own self-drafted one, but that would be one week of 'going-out-dresses' at work, haha!). I love the blogosphere's common themes!

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  13. eep, tilly, it's like we're hanging out at each other's digs! :))) i love it! you'd better put your good china away around that leah.

    that spreadsheet is geekariffic. i've found so many lovely blogs with it. this was awesome, tilly, i hope you do it again.... next time i'm doing a 180 and using one garment for the whooooole week. i think. that could be the burgundy talking.

    (and ps, it's very easy to change colors in photoshop, and i'm sure gimp has the same-ish tools. you just magic wand the area you want to change, once you have it all selected, under adjustments, you play with hue/saturation and color balance till you're happy. i was thinking it would be a great way to dye a dress before you dye it!)

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  14. How overwhelming to see so many people take part in OWOP, well done Tilly for coming up with such an inspired idea! And thank you so much for featuring me above, I'm over the moon!

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  15. You should do it every 6 months or a year. I will definitely do it next year I should be experienced enough by then lol. Have it as a regular calendar event. Fsantastic idea.

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  16. There's soo many pretty, awesome creations. I wish I had gotten my act together sooner... I've been dreaming of tons of Jenny skirts.

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