Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Announcing my first guest series: When we were young


I am super excited to announce, that beginning next Wednesday, sewpony will be hosting it's first ever guest series, titled:   When we were young 

I have been inspired by several awesome blog series lately... Kids' Clothes Belgian Style by StraightGrainVintage May by Craftiness is not Optional and Skirt as Top and Knock if Off by Elegance and Elephants to name a few.  I was thinking how cool it would be to host a series myself.  The problem was, I had to come up with something original, fun and appealing to the bloggers I love. 


I woke up one morning about six weeks ago and the idea for When we were young came to me.  I wasted no time...that evening I put together the blog button (from my favourite children's book which you can read more about here) and sent out an email to a bunch of my favourite bloggers.   I went off to sleep that night thinking..."I wonder if anyone will reply...".  I switched on my phone to find half of the people I had contacted had replied right away with an excited yes!!!  Yippee!!
 
Anyway, what is this series all about?  My Mum sewed for all of us (six) kids and I have fond memories of many of the outfits I wore as a young girl.  When we were young will feature a blogger each week who will (in most cases) offer us a glimpse (by way of photograph of themselves as a child) of one of their favourite childhood outfits. 

This is not one of my favourite outfits...but that was certainly my favourite toy...me on my fourth birthday.

They will then take this outfit as inspiration to re-create an outfit for their daughter now.   Guests will post here on sewpony every Wednesday (Australian time) for the next 12 weeks.  Sound fun?  Well have a look at this most exciting list of bloggers I have recruited for my first guest series:

June 12: Jess from Craftiness is not Optional - see Jess' creation here.
June 19: Sanae from Sanae Ishida - see Sanae's creation here.
June 26: Venus from Suburbia Soup  - see Venus' creation here.
July 3: Trine from Groovybaby....and Mama - see Trine's creation here.
July 10: Gail from Probably Actually  - see Gail's creation here.
July 17: Ana Sofia from S is for Sewing - see Ana Sofia's creation here.
July 24: Cherie from You and Mie - see Cherie's creation here.
July 31: Ros from Sew Delicious - see Ros' creation here.
August 7: Sarah from EmmyLouBeeDoo - see Sarah's creation here.
August 14: An from Straight-Grain - see An's creation here.
August 21: Marta from DoGuincho - see Marta's creation here.
August 28: Kristin from Skirt as Top - see Kristin's creation here.
September 5: Me!! - see my creation here.

Awesome, no??  In the words of my three year old, Juliette, "I am so ascited!!"

If you feel inspired to sew something up from when you were young...please add it to the When we were young flickr group..  I will do a round up at the end of the series.

Anyway,  I hope to see you all back here next week to feature my first guest, one of my all time favourite bloggers - Jess from Craftiness is not Optional!!

25 comments:

Sarah @ EmmylouBeeDoo said...

Hooray, Suz! So excited!!!

gail said...

yay! this is such a fun idea!!

Christine said...

what an adorable picture of you! I love this idea just to see the old pictures. But of course I want to see the outfits recreated too.

Leanne M said...

Fantastic idea. I loved Sesame Street as a kid too. Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Yay I am acsited too!! Oh my gosh - I thought that picture was Isabelle!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Fabulous idea, Suz!!! I've just had a look through OLD photos and there's a few I'd like to recreate... not for my adult daughter, though... LOL!!!

sanae (sanaeishida.com) said...

Super excited, Suz!! Such a great idea - my mom sent over so many pictures I'm having a hard time deciding!!

Suz said...

Fun Sanae! I am not so spoiled for choice with photos. Heading home this weekend so hope to find a few choices:)

Jenya Thompson said...

What a great idea! Looking forward to see all the creations :)

kristin said...

Way excited! Since my post is so far away I might make two outfits...hehe. Such a great series idea.

sisforsewing said...

Can'r wait for this one :-)
Love the motto (and I've been digging the memory lane for the last couple of weeks in search of inspiration). it will be so much fun to see everyone's childhood pictures ...

MissMollyCoddle said...

Great idea, off to check out that book now, what a cute picture :)

Mezz said...

oh, how lovely! cant wit to read the posts!! x

Venus-Suburbia Soup said...

Woohoo! Can't wait for this to get started.

Suz said...

Let me know if you see along and add to flickr group:)

Straight Grain said...

I'm so looking forward to this series. So many of my favorite bloggers are participating! I've been flipping through old pictures in the last couple of days for inspiration...

CraftyHourMom said...

Looks so fun!! Will have to see if I can sew along. My mum sewed a lot for all of us girls when we were little. Looking forward to seeing what your contributors come up with!

Yeka Dharmajanti said...

Suz, congrats on your first series! Look forward to watching it, so exciting!

Monica Swift said...

Hi there! I'm already a big fan and I've been on the site about 4 seconds, ha. Can't wait for this series to begin, what a great idea!

Erin said...

wow... this is a fantastic line-up you have here! can't wait to see what they come up with. :)

Marta said...

I can't wait for this series to start! I absolutely love the idea and I'm thrilled to be a participant! Thank you Suz!

Heidi said...

What a wonderfully creative idea for a series! I love it! I just might have to dig out some pics of myself and sew-along!

Suz said...

Thanks Heidi!! Let me know if you sew along!! :))

Suz said...

Thanks Erin:)

pixidance said...

This is a great idea for a series! I can't wait to see what the other's come up with. How fun :)