How To Join the Hot Patterns Summer Breeze Sew Along

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Hello! We are getting ready for the Hot Patterns Summer Breeze Sew Along, starting on June 23rd!

If you are new to sew alongs let me explain a few things and then I hope to see and hear from you on this super fun sew-along!

First you DO NOT need to sign up on Flickr. We have that as an option for those that want to share their creations, their fabric choices, meet other online sewists, ask questions etc. But no one is obligated to join Flickr.

Flickr is a photo sharing site and is a lot of fun to use. You post photos of your progress each week, or you can ask for help. If you would like to learn more about how to join Flickr you can find a tutorial from Sew News HERE.

Each week of the tutorial will be posted here on the blog and on the Flickr Sew News Summer Breeze Group page. You can ask for help here on the blog as well as on the Flickr site.

So, really there are two places where you can get all the information you need for the sew-along. On the blog we will also have a video component to help you with the making of the pattern. The sew alongs are conducted by Rhonda Buss of Rhonda’s Creative Life. You can find past sew alongs here on the blog as well as on Flickr.

To purchase the Summer Breeze pattern please go to

And, be sure to pick up a copy of the latest Sew News June/July issue where there is  information on the sew along. You can pick up a copy HERE.

The schedule for the sew along is as follows:

Week 1: Week of June 23 –Pattern Prep & Fabric Choices

Week 2: Week of July 30 –French Seams

Week 3: Week of July 07 –Ties, Pleats, Gatherings & Notches

Week 4: Week of July 14 –Binding & Facing Options

Week 5: Week of July 21 –Finishing Touches

The pattern is sized from 6-26. The fabric called for is lighweight, like silk, silkys rayon crepes or lightweight knits.

If you have any questions please leave a comment here and I will get back to you on it.


 How To Join the Hot Patterns Summer Breeze Sew Along

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12 Responses to How To Join the Hot Patterns Summer Breeze Sew Along

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  2. Kerry says:

    I really am interested in the other option on the pattern. Will there be instructions on this blouse also? Thank you

    • Jill says:

      Hi Kerry, Yes Rhonda is going to show us a sleeve option plus I believe she will be showing how to convert into a dress. We don’t supply the actual instructions that you would get in the pattern envelope, but each week we’ll go through a section of the blouse hitting on a difficult part or section. Are you on Flickr? If so, you can always post photos of something that you can’t quite get, or you can post questions here on the blog. Either way you should be able to let us know if you are having any problems on a particular area and we’ll help you out.

  3. l.b.zami says:

    I appreciate your creativity, like to join your tutorial..

  4. Towanda says:

    I received my pattern and I’m excited to join. I just need to pick out fabric.

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  6. Jill says:

    Yes, you can follow on the Sew News blog and we’ll have all the details there starting Monday!

  7. Paula Davis says:

    Hi Jill, I have my pattern and my material, not really sure I know how to do this, but I;’m so excited. I found wonderful fabric for this top. So I can just follow on sew news? How do I find it on Sew News site. Sorry really new to this.

  8. I love the tutorial, because this is the kind of thing that gets my creative ideas flooding into my drawing notebooks. I will be in attendance.