Denim Sewing Competition

Love all of the fun makes this month! The beauty of denim is its versatility and these makes have definitely opened up my mind to the possibilities! 

This months winner is Tonia Nieto with a super cute Hazel Dress 

"1980s meets the 2020s for my denim make! The Hazel dress totally made me think of my childhood skirts with layers of ruffles in the 1980s!
Do any of you remember the double sock trend? That was the thing when I was in fifth grade. I remember my mom hating all the extra socks to wash😜
I also remember adding silver colored studs to my clothing!
So, here is my four year old navigating her way through my playlists and YouTube on my iPhone in her Hazel dress with studs, double socks, and a high pony!"


Andrea Oxford 

"I bought this denim fabric but wasn’t 100% sold on the colour so I threw it in a bucket of diluted bleach for an hour, mixed it a few times then when it dried I almost cried when it came out all blotchy.
As usual, I’ve left things to the last minute and with Covid running hot in Sydney I didn’t want to go back to the shop so I thought I might as well just keep going with it.
I’ve always wanted to sew Camellia and have been inspired by all the other Camellias in this group so I gathered the bodice and oh my, those blotches couldn’t look better! The different tones from the bleach have really highlighted the gathers and it turned out better than I thought! It made it so much more exciting to sew, I couldn’t wait to finish it.
My daughter was so excited to take some photos, dad came along too and I couldn’t help myself but capture the love that she has for him. Without this group I would have these pictures which I cherish so much."


Holly Lange 

"When I saw the Azalea pattern the other day, I knew I HAD to buy this pattern and make it. I also have been hoarding this floral Art Gallery denim for several years, and have been waiting for the perfect pattern for it. When I saw the denim challenge, I thought how fun it would be to finally put this fabric to use. I turned Azalea into a top, added side bodice bows and paired it with some lightweight denim bloomers for a play-friendly outfit my girl loves." 


Naomi Radunovic

"I used the new Olive Peplum and did some pleating and handsewing on the bodice. I used a lightweight denim with the cutest little spots. Instead of shoulder ties, I did the regular shoulder but used the Orange Blossom bow from the Garden Bows bundle . I'm so proud of how it turned out."


Kendel Walker

"Here is my take on #wsdenim Denim Pointelle as Aster. My girls love pretty tops and Aster completely fits the bill."


Victoria Strong

"My favourite pair of jeans that I had loved since high school had several holes, but I could never convince myself to send them to the landfill. So this was the perfect excuse to make a denim camellia for my daughter who is every bit as sentimental as I am!" 


Kimberly Waddell 

"My favourite thing about the ℂ𝕒𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕛𝕒 𝔼𝕞𝕓𝕣𝕠𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕪 ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 is all the possibilities! Six different floral designs that can be used alone or mixed + matched and placed on virtually anything - pockets, sleeves, hems, bodices, collars, front, back or side! Here's the 5 inch peony on Cerise on denim chambray."


Falon Robinson 

"A little ruffle Lily dress for Scarlett."


Kelly Draper
"This challenge was a great way for me to finally stick it to those jeans that keep hanging around my wardrobe taunting me that they didn't fit.
I loved mixing denim and lace to make the flowers and I used the legs of one pair to make the waistband and being well worn jeans it was wonderful and soft to work with.
The hand stitched ribbon hem on the tulle overlay was truly a labour of love but I think it adds the perfect touch."


Eva Sharplin

"It seems like ages since I started this outfit for the June/July denim competition - finally recovering from illness I’m happy to get behind the sewing machine and complete the denim weave.
When I think of denim I love the thought of denim and lace together so I hacked the Hazel dress bodice and used the denim weave for a cute denim vest trimmed with lace. Teamed it with a denim mini version Ivy Skirt."