Tuesday 16 September 2014

Your OWOP Week

I've read sooooo many OWOP blog posts this week, it really has been a pleasure to see what everybody's been up around the world! Happily, wearing variations of the same pattern every day for a week doesn't seem to have put most of you off your beloved patterns. Admittedly, there were a few who couldn't wait to see the back of them by the end of the week! But for many of you, OWOP reiterated what it was that you initially loved about your chosen pattern, which is always nice!

I've been taken aback by how creative you've been with your patterns and styling, seriously, there are some amazing outfits out there! Much as I'd like to include them all, my blog's not big enough, so here's a teeny, tiny selection of the ones that caught my eye…..

I like the whole look that Char from T*Rexes and Tiaras put together on day one of the challenge, using Simplicity 2444 as a starting point:

This nautical outfit from Just Sew Jenna is all kinds of awesome. The gorgeous top was created using New Look 6808 and two of her dads old shirts!

I LOVE the fifties look that Emily from To be a Woman has achieved with this dress, using the bodice from Simplicity 1460 and a circle skirt.

Zoe from Tadpegs did an amazing job of squeezing out seven different looks from just two variations of the Deer & Doe Plantain tee:

And Trixie Lixie got herself snapped with my all time favourite movie hunk - Steve McQueen - whilst wearing the Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt!

One particularly thought provoking post to come out of OWOP was by Nicki at This is Moonlight. She put together a week's worth of outfits using the Named Ailakki jumpsuit, including shorts and skirt variants! But it was her thoughts on photographing herself that really resonated. Here's an edited version of what she said:

"I have never liked posing for the camera and have many, many eyes shut, tongue out photos over the years to prove it! But…something has happened over this year. I have had to get used to taking photos of myself, and not just the same old me, but the me as I went through losing my hair and now my breasts. It is like photographing myself going through these stages has helped me shed the layers of self doubt and anxiety.

…I am learning to make clothes and documenting the process helps me order my thoughts and solidify what I have learnt. Along the way, wonderful challenges like this weeks OWOP, where I voluntarily took daily selfies (ha!) have been incredible tools for me in finding my inner beauty."


You put together some gorgeous outfits Nicki, but these two were my favourites! 

And finally, the prize for most adorable OWOP participant goes to Dolores from So,Zo...! With a little help from her mummy Zoe, Dolores totally rocked the Playful Kitty leggings pattern from Ottobre magazine. Just look at those teeth!!

That's all folks! You can find more links in the comments section of this post. And if you participated this year, don't forget to check out the fab OWOP giveaways that still have a few more days to run. Have a great day everybody! x


  1. Hey Jane, thank you for choosing me. I have literally loved this challenge and being part of something with the online sewing community is great fun. Thanks again for hosting. Zoe

  2. A bit late for your roundup, I know, but for what it's worth, here's mine!

  3. There have been some amazing combinations using the one patter for the week and love seeing them all, spending far too much time on the computer! Thank you for hosting Jane!

  4. Oh wow, thank you so much for featuring my photo, Jane!
    I love JustSewJenna's cardigan and OWOP has helped me find lots more blogs to read, so I'm super glad to have been a part of it!

  5. Thank you for featuring me, Miss Jane! It is very sweet of you. I have really enjoyed this challenge and am looking forward to next year. Thank you for all the work you put into it!

  6. Wow! Thank you so much for putting me up there!! I really enjoyed the week and had great fun putting together my outfits, thank you so much for organising such a good event! LOVED seeing Dolores' sunny smile too!!

  7. That baby is sooooo adorable! Loving baby OWOP

  8. So much fun to participate -- thanks for organizing, Jane!

  9. Love this round-up! So many inspiring things here, I really enjoy reading about everyone's OWOP x

  10. Some great makes. I love the Ottobre magazine, traced and cut a skirt from one this morning! Jo x



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