We are two ladies who rediscovered sewing in order to provide stylish and well-fitting clothes for our girls. But our girls no longer so little. They are growing up into young ladies. Yet, they are not physically ready or mature enough for adult clothes, and thus adult patterns. But there is a missing link in the pattern industry; both in the big name patterns and Indie patterns that we love. Even when there are sizes that fit our girls, they are not designed with a pre-teen in mind. We know we are not the only ones who are in this dilemma. Thus, we have decided to start this blog together.
You can find us blogging separately at Without Directions and Daisy Chain Creations, but here we are going to act as curators for pre-teen patterns and pre-teen sewing ideas. We will go in search of them, sew them, and write reviews. Also, we will highlight different tutorials that will help you alter and embellish patterns so that they fit the tween lifestyle. To find out more about our mission and motivation, check out our Why we are here page.
Our pattern reviews will tell you the good the bad, and the ugly about each pattern we try out on our children. We will let you know where you can find the pattern and how easy, or not so easy, they are to sew. We even have created our own rating system. Each pattern will be rated on the bolt system. One being the lowest and five being the highest rating.
Finally, to celebrate the opening of Sew Cool for the Tween Scene, we are having two weeks of Kick-off posts starting Monday, August 26th. We will have guest posts from Justine of Sew Country Chick, Michelle of Falafel and the Bee, Shannon of Little Kids Grow, Catherine of cathgrace, Gina from Party of 8 Jessica from My Inner Need to Create, Rachel from Nest Full of Eggs and Stacy of The Land of K.A.
We hope you join us in our celebration and are assisted by our reviews and tutorials!
Sally and Major Moma