Sporty Summer Sewathon – The Prizes!

Thank you all so much for your enthusiastic reaction to the Sporty Summer Sewathon. It’s put a rocket up my behind and no mistake. This week I cycled 36 miles and walked 28 miles! I think that’s called an improvement.

I’ve even ordered a pattern for cycling culottes and am waiting impatiently for the below to arrive from Canada:

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Now, the prizes! Four very special people have agreed to supply some awesome prizes for whoever I choose as the most impressive participant in the Sporty Summer Sewathon. Impressive could mean anything – I am notoriously subject to whim – so don’t over think this. Just have fun! The prizes are:

  • Your choice of a sportswear pattern from Melissa of Fehr Trade. Have you heard about Melissa’s own Spring Race Challenge? If you’re looking for race motivation and want to share a hard-won medal, this is definitely the competition for you! Melissa and Iย even share the same deadline of 6 July. So you could make this a double whammie, entering two competitions at the same time. Huzzah!
  • A ยฃ25 gift voucher from The Village Haberdashery. I am a big fan of this shop and Annie stocks the most gorgeous fabrics.


  • A copy of The Colette Guide to Sewing Knits (print or ebook, the winner’s choice). Written to help us embrace the beautiful and the comfortable, this book would be perfect for activewear inspiration!
  • There will also be a second prize, which will beย a hamper of goodies from Minerva Crafts.

So, does that sound like enough inspiration? Heart beating faster?ย Tell me what you’re planning!

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28 Responses to Sporty Summer Sewathon – The Prizes!

  1. I’m so totally up for this if I can find a 70s tennis outfit pattern like your original post. I see some vintage pattern scouring in the coming days!

  2. rillafree says:

    Bikini in the planning! The impressive bit will be whether or not I am brave enough for photos!!!

  3. piakdy says:

    Those culottes are cute! What a great idea for cycling.

    But as the papers recently said, we’re a nation of sport spectators rather than sport players. So I will be watching you all from the sideline, cheering on and living vicariously through all your fabulously sporty makes sweat free! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Culottes sound like a good idea – I’ve wanted to draft my own ever since I came across a very good tutorial on petitmainsauvage’s blog. Now might be the time!

  5. Emma Jayne says:

    I’m going for an exercise class outfit… cloned cropped leggings and an independent pattern designed top. Yes, holding my cards close to my chest but there’s some good prizes so I have to keep my ideas under-wraps untill the big reveal!

  6. annie says:

    I bought some poplin to match a golf sweater I have. Using a KwikSew skirt pattern. But I also have a nice piece of Lily Pulitzer, just enough for another skirt.

  7. Hanne says:

    I plan on Fehrtrade’s XYT workout top for yoga class. Can’t wait to get started!
    This sewalong is a really great idea!

  8. Erin says:

    On my list: a couple of work out tanks reusing some unused t-shirts, and some new 3/4 length knit pants to play slowpitch in. Maybe some more work out shorts too. Thanks for the motivation!

  9. berrold says:

    I picked myself up a leotard pattern and had my first attempt today…scarily comfortable, I’ve got some great ideas of what to do with it. I need so much sportswear!

  10. Chris says:

    wow – your sporty tally for this week is truly impressive! Just make sure all that walking and cycling doesn’t keep you away from your sewing machine!
    I’m still undecided with regards to patterns. But I’ll be off to the fabric market tomorrow, maybe inspiration strikes via a gorgeous fabric.

  11. Simona says:

    You are making it very hard no to join in. I am thinking a pair of shorts. Cynthia Rowley pattern. Not sure on fabric yet . ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜Ž

  12. jansewJan says:

    A great sewalong – I’m thinking leggings for the gym or copy you for cycling culottes – is that allowed? BTW I went to Walthamstow market today and PHEW what a relief as TMOS is back. He just went for a break to Turkey and promises he is not retiring any time soon. Actually Karen I think I saw you – were you wearing stripy leggings and did you have your little dog with you? I was too shy to speak as I wasn’t sure if it was really you.

  13. Kat H says:

    Aaaah awesome!!! I’ve just made the three new Papercut patterns – trousers for pilates, a top for running, and a swimsuit. Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ (I hope those count?)

  14. Ruthie says:

    Bring back culottes!

  15. hannah says:

    I really really want to join in and make some workout tops! Or perhaps some kind of belt to hold all my stuff when I exercise like keys/phone etc. Would those count? Just waiting for my university deadline to pass and then I’m on it!

  16. SeeKatSew says:

    I love seeing women riding their bikes in skirts and dresses (and culottes) ! I think it looks fantastic.

  17. Ali says:

    I’m hoping to make some yoga pants. One’s that actually fit me in the leg instead of having 3 inches hanging below my feet ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ali xx

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  20. Ripleygirl says:

    I’m in! I’m going to crack my sewing nemesis (trousers) by making some long shorts for cycling in Cornwall this September. I’ve yet to find a pattern that gets anywhere close to fitting, so I’m going to sacrifice a pair of much loved shorts and see if I can make a copy. Yelp – wish me luck!!

  21. lissa912 says:

    I’m planning to make my first ever bathing suit with fabric I’ve been stashing forever. This is also the summer that I re-learn how to ride a bicycle, so I see some cycling shorts in my future! I’ve lost 150 pounds and I’m determined to drop the other 40 so I can hit goal! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Nicoletta says:

    completed yoga pants from Burda! I’ll post the article in the next days!Thank you for this exciting opportunity and marvellous prices!

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