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Sew Your Style 2018
In association with The Pattern Pages

#sewyourstyle2018

Sew Your Style is a chance for you to show your unique style, flair and creativity
at The Creative Craft Shows this summer. Win amazing prizes worth £2500
from the lovely sponsors including sewing machines, sewing patterns, print vouchers, haberdashery hampers and gorgeous fabrics!

Choose your category to sew for:

  • Vintage

  • All in the Detail

  • Refashion

  • Accessorise

All entries will be displayed in the Sew Your Style Photo Gallery at The Creative Craft Show in Birmingham (Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July, 2018) plus a special display of the winners of each category for visitors to admire! Closing date is 1st June 2018.

T&Cs, rules and how to enter can be found by clicking these two links:

  

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Meet the Judges

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Alison Smith

Alison is a fully qualified textile teacher. She opened the UK’s first independent sewing school in 1992 specialising in modern couture techniques, tailoring, dressmaking, corsetry and fitting. With small classes and hands on tuition Alison’s classes are always popular.

This year has seen the introduction of a School of Sewing Diploma class, which is a year long class that covers many disciplines, while students work through a ‘me made’ capsule wardrobe. She’s also the author of the best selling The Sewing Book, which has just had a makeover, and teaches nine classes on Craftsy so sewers can learn to sew at home.

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Caroline Smith

In the beautiful cobblestoned courtyard of Lyme Regis Town Mill, Caroline Smith has created a sewing sanctuary where she manufactures her own range of dressmaking patterns and runs her popular sewing school and fabric shop.

Watching her students become inspired by the elegant silhouettes of the past and then  frustrated by the incompatibility between yesteryear’s sizing and today’s figure. She and her team now design and produce a range of vintage style dress patterns under her pattern brand, Sew La Di Da Vintage, which flatter the modern body shape and are suitable for sewing novices.

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Jules Fallon

Jules gained her fashion degree as a mature student, then her teaching qualifications, before becoming Head of a College Fashion Department. Imparting and sharing her knowledge over the last 30 years in the fashion industry, has led to her creating Sew Me Something and The Makers' Space.

Sew Me Something is Jules' own range of dressmaking patterns, and a carefully curated range of fabric and haberdashery to compliment them. The Makers' Space is the brand new space where Jules oversees the sewing and other craft workshops run in the friendly and inclusive craft studio where people come to share ideas, learn new skills and make friends over a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake!