On August 15th, in the full heat of summer, we will be starting the Jedediah Shorts Sew-Along. Set your sewing machine and lap-top up pool-side (or at least near a fan!), grab an iced drink and get ready to make the perfect summer shorts!
For those who have never taken part in a sew-along before, here is how ours will work: We will begin a sew-along page on the blog where we will post, starting August 15th, three times a week. Each post will include photographs and explanations of several of the sewing steps involved in making the Shorts Variation of our soon-to-be released Jedediah Pants sewing pattern.
You will have the option to follow along sewing your own shorts as we post each step or you can simply sew at your own pace as the posts will be compiled and kept accessible for you to refer back to.
If you REALLY want to get involved, feel free to grab our Sew-Along button and post it on your blog. Just copy and paste this text wherever you want it!
Also, comment on our blog with any questions or tips you might have throughout the sewing process…the more information and photos we can compile on our Jedediah Shorts Sew-Along page, the more valuable a resource it will be for sewers working on their own pants in the future!
Throughout the sew-along, we will document each and every step of sewing up a pair of Jedediah Shorts.
Topics will include:
1. A Question and Answer post
2. A guide to buying supplies and a discussion of styling possibilities
3. A post on assembling your PDF pattern (including a lengthening and shortening tutorial)
4. Information on cutting out and marking your fabric
5. Photos of every sewing step to accompany the detailed line diagrams included in the instruction booklet
6. Tutorials for optional extras such as adding rivets to your pockets and making your own bias binding
7. A gallery of all the inspiring finished projects
Now, by this point you might be wondering, “When will the Jedediah Pants pattern be released so I can get ready for the Sew-Along?” Very very soon! We have been working day in and day out on the extremely detailed instruction booklet…which we are both super proud of! We will have the pattern launched by the end of the month so you will have approximately two weeks to buy your pattern and supplies.
In the meantime, you can start sending questions about the sew-along, the Jedediah Pants pattern, menswear sewing or anything else you would like to have addressed during the Question and Answer post – any question is fair game! You can pose a question by leaving a comment on this blog post or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.