Free Fabric Friday and Jump Rope Dress Sew-Along

on September 3 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 365 Comments

The Jump Rope Dress Sew-Along is almost here! Do you have your pattern yet? (The small and large sizes are both on sale.) If you’re sewing along, we’re sure you’ll appreciate the help of our expert contributors. Even if you’re not sewing along, you should definitely make a point to stop by anyway. The Oliver + S patterns are built on a solid foundation of garment construction skills, so you’ll take away valuable information that can help you create a placket, make a collar, or sew a cuff down the road.

We have three awesome contributors, who will be guiding you through the process:

Amy Gunson of Badskirt
Amy organized the Ice Cream Dress Social and helped a legion of sewists create cool Ice Cream Dresses of their own.  Amy was also one of our board members, so you can learn more about her here.  Stop by Amy’s shop for great fabric and patterns (shipping from Australia.)  By the way, this whole thing was Amy’s idea, so send her some love if you’re jumping along with us!

Amanda of Sasikarana Handmade
We love Amanda’s blog and all the beautiful things she makes.  She was recently one of our reviewers and made an excellent Patricia Tunic. Amanda participated in the Ice Cream Social and wanted to help this time.  We’re glad to have her!  Check out  her recent version of the Jump Rope Dress.

Jeanne of Night Knitter
Jeanne is an Oliver + S expert!  She has made gorgeous versions of the just about all the patterns (including a modified Ice Cream Dress for herself–you see, it can be done!).  If you’re in Boston, Jeanne is teaching a real-life Oliver + S sewing workshop this month.  If you’re not in Boston, you’ll just have to come back here to get some of her expert advice on sleeves, cuffs and more.

Here’s what to do:

  • Hop over to Flickr and join the Jump Rope Dress Sew-Along.  In addition to posting photos, that’s where we’ll have a discussion.
  • Skip back here Monday.  Amy will help you get started with copying, tracing and cutting.   The rest of the week Amy, Amanda and Jeanne will guide you through the placket, collar and sleeves for both View A and View B. You’ll have some time to catch up over the weekend, then you have to jump right back because we’ll cover the skirt (view A), pockets, beltloops, sash (also View A) then we’ll finish up with hemming, buttonholes and buttons.
  • Along the way, you’ll have a chance to win some great prizes, which we’ll tell you all about on Monday.

Once again, even if you aren’t sewing along, we guarantee you’ll learn something wonderful by following along with our team of expert sewists.  And if that isn’t convincing enough, how about giveaways?  Comments on the blog will qualify you for some fabulous prizes, so jump in every day!

Speaking of giveaways, tell us what you’re up to this weekend.  We’ll draw 5 names to win one yard of fabric on Monday.  Have a great weekend, everyone! (And keep a look out for our newsletter, which will contain a special Labor Day offer!)

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365 Responses to Free Fabric Friday and Jump Rope Dress Sew-Along

  1. FanTalk says:

    I am moving things around in my sewing room to accommodate a new Horn Cutting table, very exciting. And it is Fathers Day in Australia this Sunday, we have been having a very relaxing day spoiling Daddy and eating waaaay tooooo much food, especially cake 🙂

  2. I am moving things around in my sewing room to accommodate a new Horn Cutting table, very exciting. And it is Fathers Day in Australia this Sunday, we have been having a very relaxing day spoiling Daddy and eating waaaay tooooo much food, especially cake 🙂

  3. It’s a simple idea, I adore it.

  4. Great tips,thanks for the post.

  5. Abby says:

    I went hiking on local trails that were even more wonderful than expected, played board games and card games with my partner, and played with the dog. I also put together the panels of a circle skirt I’m making myself and put the in-seam pockets in, and I started teaching myself to knit. That’s a lot in three days!

  6. Justine says:

    Whoops! Weekend well & truly over here! Lazy day on Saturday – friends dropped in, sewing in the afternoon and homemade pizza & movie. Fathers’ Day on Sunday – cooked breakfast & out for lunch and dinner! Too much food 🙂

  7. Mama_g says:

    This weekend was filled with family and explorations in our new city. Farmers’ market, a walk on the High Line, and the last swim in the public pools, which close tomorrow. And lamenting my missing scissors.

  8. amanda says:

    Up to? Long walks, swimming, and eating treats with the kiddos and hubby. We haven’t had many opportunities to do the simple things together very much lately, so it’s going to be a great weekend!

  9. Jenn S says:

    Teaching canning, pressing apple cider, playing with my friend’s spinning wheel, & sewing! All with good friends, of course!

  10. Rosa in The Antipodes says:

    Our weekend is over now (it’s Monday morning in NZ), but I’ve managed to make a few reversible cloth baby shoes for the new arrivals. It was delightful!

  11. Shawna says:

    We had a yard sale Saturday, stayed home from church Sunday to recover, and are going to have a nice family day on Labor Day!

  12. Deb Cameron says:

    I am moving things around in my sewing room to accommodate a new Horn Cutting table, very exciting. And it is Fathers Day in Australia this Sunday, we have been having a very relaxing day spoiling Daddy and eating waaaay tooooo much food, especially cake 🙂

  13. Heidi says:

    hanging with my family and we went to my niece’s baptism

  14. Brooke says:

    I am working on my house this weekend trying to get some remodeling done in the 3 day weekend.

  15. Kelly P says:

    I’ll be taking care of my newly tonsil-less kiddo and wishing I could do some projects!

  16. Marisa says:

    Baking cookies and sewing. A perfect combination!

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I am celebrating my fifth wedding anniversary!

  18. Barbara says:

    Fall is definitely on the way, so we’ve been enjoying the sunshine while it lasts. No sewing this weekend, but my daughter and I did visit a fabric store(we needed some supplies for rainy and cold days to come!).

  19. Yard work, painting, and sewing.

  20. Christine says:

    I’m going to try some hand sewing while there is marathon tv going on.

  21. Laura W. says:

    I’m starting my very first crayon roll to go with drawing paper and crayons for one of my nephew’s birthdays on Thursday. My other two nephews and my son have birthdays this month too, so if this first crayon roll goes okay, I think I’ll be trying to crank out three more.

  22. Debbie Bishop says:

    I’m working all weekend, except for Monday. I’ll then be packing for an upcoming move and grilling out with the hubby.

  23. elana says:

    i’m spending time going through all our hand-me-down fall clothes to see what fits the kids and what doesn’t! big plans!

  24. Erica says:

    This weekend I’m recovering from campdays with my students… It was nice but I’m exhausted.
    Maybe some embroidering as well!!! And some knitting…

  25. Emily says:

    I dream of still getting some school dresses made. Maybe once she is in school I’ll have some time!

  26. Christy says:

    We are heading to a local wine tasting event, then over to the beach on Monday. Enjoying some downtime too since I need some R and R after being back with 20 6 year olds every day!

  27. Trisha says:

    My family and I went to local fair. Had a great time!! On Monday I am off to get my fabric for my daughters Jump Robe dress! Thanks for the giveaway and the sew-a-long! PS I received my patterns today…super fast service. I will be ordering again!!

  28. Michelle says:

    Finished a quilt and went shopping for my Jump Rope dress fabric! Oh, and celebrating my bday too.

  29. Livia says:

    Will be spending time and catching up with my little girl after a long business trip and before returning to work on Tuesday.

  30. brittany says:

    cleaning and getting ready to seend the little one to school… fun 🙂

  31. Erica says:

    This weekend I will be working, the whole weekend. So I will miss out on all the fun, but , hey, maybe I’ll win some fabric!

  32. Lauren says:

    Humble really. We went to Powell Gardens near Kansas City for the first time and we were thoroughly charmed. I’ve been doing a fabshophop September shop hop online and now I’m all inspired to work on my many sewing projects. Yard work and housework tomorrow, in addition to sewing. Need to get my nephew’s birthday gift in the mail! Great weather here in the midwestern United States!

  33. LYnn says:

    We are still heavy into the food preservation. Today was tomatoes and raspberry jam, tomorrow will be grape juice making. I guess that means we start applesauce on Monday. Please I need some fabric to take me away from the kitchen!

  34. Regina S. says:

    Spent the last 2 days running around getting fabric and plan on working on Halloween projects the next 2 days for the grandkids.

  35. Michelle says:

    I am hopefully cleaning my house and sewing some boxer shorts from the (sis boom)? pattern for my 2 year old

  36. carli spielman says:

    this weekend i am finishing my wedding dress. xoxoxo

  37. Anna says:

    My daughter turns one on Saturday so the weekend will be spent baking cupcakes and sewing a felt birthday crown, plus having some family over for a little party. I’m so excited!

    I would love some new fabric, pick me, pick me!

  38. I have already signed up for the sew along – it’s going to be great like the icecream social!

    This weekend, I will be sewing an iPod cover.

  39. I just finished sewing 3 Oliver + S Jump Rope dresses. They are adorable and the directions are easy to follow. My girls have to wear specific colors for school and all their stuff has to have a collar so this pattern is great. I love that my girls don’t look just like everyone else in school. I can’t wait to sew up some in corduroy. I may start that this weekend.

  40. christina says:

    It’s Labor Day Weekend in Vermont so we’re picking apples, eating local cheese and going to the Bennington Garlic & Herb Festival to eat weird garlic stuff. We relax with our stomachs apparently…

  41. Miz says:

    This weekend I’m up to my ears in bridesmaid prep for my cousin’s wedding! Accessories shopping today, dress fitting tomorrow, and a long to-do list still left. Good times.

  42. Jennifer says:

    I’m resting and hopefully will get some sewing done!

  43. Naomi says:

    This weekend I’ll be doing homework. 🙁 Hopefully I’ll finish early and have some time to sew a new bag for myself. 🙂

  44. stacey says:

    taking care of kiddos and trips to the airport! can’t wait for the sew-along!

  45. kate C. says:

    Racing a 5K, playing with my kids, and maybe finishing a pillow or two on my list.

  46. katieska says:

    I’m sewing a tote bag out of vintage barkcloth fabric (outside) and a new print inside. And I need to figure out how to fashion the handles using the little bit of fabric I have left of the barkcloth — I think it can be done!

    Also wondering if I can sew up some little tissue holders to sell at Shermerfest, our historical society’s fundraiser, which is just a couple of weeks away.

    Or else I may be drafting a pattern for chair cushions for the kitchen chairs, which are very hard oak and not so great for long, leisurely meals . . . .

    And some fabric shopping just could be in my future as well!

  47. JJ says:

    In my college town, Eugene, to root on the Ducks!

  48. Sandi says:

    I wish I were sewing this weekend, but I seem to have caught my little boy’s cold and I feel awful. Need to sew up a hedgehog to fill an order – hopefully I’ll feel up to it tomorrow!!

  49. Kasey says:

    Trying to get some of my teaching prep done so I have time to SEW! Back-to-school stress!

  50. oh my, that dress is adorable! and i am betting the size large would fit my teeny tiny 2nd grader… what a fun sew-a-long!!

  51. Bonnie says:

    This weekend…catching up on sleep (hopefully), some projects around the house, and hanging out with our first grader who we miss during the day now that school has started!

  52. Denise says:

    Today I am cleaning out my fridge….IF I can stow away on the train out of BLOGSville{{{grin}}}} Just a lil’ procrastination, I admit! Hoping for some sewing time. Just finished a Whimsy Couture Knot dress….LuV it!!

  53. Julie says:

    I’m working Saturday and spending Sunday at church and with family. Monday will be a true day of labor as we’re scrambling to get our house ready to go on the market next week. It’ll be a busy weekend and the first day of school with be here before I know it.

  54. Gloria says:

    I am earger to finish 2 garments for our local ASG fashion show. Then I am looking forward to sewing a skirt and pj’s for my youngest granddaughter and finally, a cute, casual skirt for myself.

  55. Lisa L. says:

    My in-laws are on their way for a visit. I’m so excited to see them! And I’m so excited to get the fabric I ordered yesterday. I just love getting beautiful packages in the mail!

  56. Ileen says:

    I am going to enjoy a little sewing then a BBQ with family and friends. Then a little more sewing (hopefully) then clean the house…then a little more sewing..!!!!

  57. Jessica says:

    I am finishing knitting up a shrug for my daughters bday, going to work on sewing up some Oliver + S jammies for my son for his bday and from there not sure. If I have time I may start working on my nieces shrug for Christmas.

  58. andrea says:

    Going to the river with the kids and reading little stitches for little ones. i have lots of expecting friends 2 sew for!

  59. Fran says:

    Big Wagon Days parade here in Ketchum, Idaho …largest non motorized parade west
    of the Mississippi. Horses, wagons, dogs, lots of music ….lots of fun !

  60. Denise says:

    And PS – I am organizing my sewing room this weekend 🙂

  61. Denise Baird says:

    Watched the ice cream dress sew along – inspired me to make 3 and loved them. May join this one and sew along! Thanks for the fabric offer.

  62. Anie says:

    great. love the oliver and S dresses.

  63. Erin says:

    I have dug out an old quilt top I started a while ago and am working on it again. It’s like finding an old friend!

  64. Kristy says:

    I’m getting ready for my interstate move by cataloguing all my books!

  65. empirewaist says:

    Off to a wedding! Plus, it’s my 40th birthday! Whoa. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

  66. Pattij says:

    I’m having a big cookout at my house for my family. Can’t wait!

  67. Hi,

    weekend is usually family time. But I hope I can still sons of a pair of pants for one of my sewing for the coming autumn.
    many greetings ute

  68. Andi says:

    I’m trying to get my classroom all set up and ready for the kids to arrive as well as preserve garden produce and finish a bunch of quilts – busy week-end!

  69. Nandini says:

    Playing with my boys. Recovering from the hustle-bustle of last week. Sewing a fitted sheet.

    Thanks for organizing!

  70. angelina says:

    hi guys, i’m crocheting beside the fire ! xoxo

  71. JodieR says:

    A big weekend buying fabric to make two matching Anna wrap dresses (Farbenmix), finnishing my icecream social dress (Oliver and S) that is still in pieces and getting ready for the jumprope social starting Monday.

  72. Kim says:

    We plan on enjoying our first non-90 or 100-degree day in months! We plan on spending the weekend OUTSIDE and once the children are in bed, sewing and knitting inside! The house desperately needs to be cleaned, but I’m not gonna’ do it this weekend 🙂

  73. Ela says:

    Spending time with my husband and working on my sewing! i love weekends…

  74. Susie says:

    A mix of crafting and some good, relaxing family time! Did some needle and wet felting tonight, sewing some new pants for my kids and doll clothes tomorrow, and finally getting back to my jewelry studio on Sunday. Cannot wait!

  75. Somer says:

    This weekend I’m getting ready for a trip to the beach. I only wish I had time to sew with all the beautiful inspiration I just saw on the Flickr pool.

  76. Michele says:

    Helping my mother-in-law move…it’s going to be a busy, busy weekend!

  77. SarahB says:

    One big thing on my list is figuring out what fabric I’ll use for the Jump Rope dress! 🙂 We’re also doing some big house cleaning and probably buy a couple small trees to add to our backyard.

  78. robin says:

    I’m holding down the fort. And I guess while I’m doing that I should clean the fort, too. :o)

  79. Beth T says:

    After eight months of intending to get together, on Sunday we will actually be going to Portland to see two of our dear friends. Yes, we decided that 2010 would be the year in which we made time for the people we love. Not a great success so far, but we haven’t given up.

  80. Deanna says:

    I hope to get in some sewing this weekend. Free fabric would be a great help! Thanks.

  81. min says:

    Just trying to cram in those last “what do you want to do during summer break” fun items that we never got around to. Ferry ride today, beach party tomorrow….maybe the state fair on Sunday. School starts next Wednesday. I don’t want summer to end!!!

  82. Jocelyn says:

    I’m making a summer scarf (found on MADE) as an example for a group of church ladies so people can sign up to have me teach them to make it next month. Also, we’re doing a family picnic and hike on Monday.

  83. Caralee says:

    visiting with my family this weekend

  84. Rebekah says:

    My car was supposed to be repaired by today but the autobody shop called today and alas, I shall be without a vehicle until at least Tuesday. So I shall be home and sewing.

  85. erin says:

    Im working part of the weekend, but I will also be doing some crafting!

  86. Erin says:

    We’re going up to the mountains for a little bit of hiking and my mom and I are going to a quilt show.

  87. Mirka says:

    Whew, I have been framing all week, and will be hanging my art exhibition in Tacoma, WA!!!

  88. alisha says:

    I plan on sewing my first knit shirt. I started last weekend, but the sewing machine wasn’t playing nice. But I think everything’s in order now. And hopefully I’ll finish binding my second quilt. Oh, and baking! Mini pies (in a muffin tin) for a bake sale. I’m excited.

  89. Octavia says:

    Friday: spend time with sister-in-law and niece
    Saturday: study, do some wedding hair, study, go to wedding
    Sunday: make apple pie, go to brother’s graduation party, study
    Monday: chill……….

  90. Val Payne says:

    We have a great weekend planned! Shopping with the hub (he needs new shoes and hates to shop….fun!) followed by one of our favorite short hikes (to cear the mall noise from our heads and reconnect with nature!). On Sunday we’ll bake bread and scones together and take another family hike. Sun eve I’ll be repairing the fam’s clothes ’cause we are tough on our clothes! Monday we’ll let our three year decide how to spend the day. It’ll be a great weekend! And maybe I’ll get a jump start on my daughter’s Jump Rope dress…….

  91. Julie says:

    I’m hopefully going to be joining in on the sew-along.

  92. Wendy says:

    The Gators are playing, so that should give me a few solid hours to hole up in my sewing room and cut out a new top while the boys are occupied. Love college football season!

  93. Jennifer P says:

    Relaxing at home with the hubs and our 16 mo. old daughter. I’m hoping to find some time to put together a reversible jumper for her (my first attempt at applique on one side!!!) and maybe start on some more of her fall wardrobe… but I might just knit. I’ve been oh-so distracted by knitting Christmas presents lately! ;0)

  94. Hilary says:

    Twins game at the new outdoor:) stadium. a lunch with good friends from out of town, birthday dinner with family, and a brunch to send off summer. All while celebrating my husband’s new job

  95. Kate says:

    Just finished my first baby dresses! Looking forward to the sew along. We are bbqing at the pool 🙂

  96. teri pastorino says:

    oh boy i better get on the ball! what a great opportunity to sew along with you all

  97. Valerie says:

    We’re getting ready for the day off! We hope to get everything done so that Monday can truly be a no work day!

  98. We will be going camping for my nephew’s wedding.
    It is camping and a beach wedding, so should be fun.
    I made up a box of sticheries and hexagons to work on, while I sit and relax.


  99. Joy says:

    This weekend we are celebrating my husband’s 39th birthday!

  100. Annie says:

    I’m helping out with a Labor Day barbecue my family is hosting. Hopefully I find a little time this weekend to do a bit of work on my latest project!

  101. Amy says:

    Hanging with my girls and my Mom and Dad for 2 days and giving the husband a few well deserved days o peace and quiet.

  102. Sonya M says:

    We are attending a 75th birthday potluck celebration tomorrow and visiting some friends at a nearby campground on Sunday. All the fun of camping, but coming home to our warm cozy beds at night!

  103. Rochelle says:

    Going to Wisconsin to visit my brother, sister-in-law and little niece who I haven’t seen since December! I am very excited! I will also get to see my husband who lives a few states away from me for job reasons. Should be a great weekend!!!!!!!!

  104. Christine M says:

    Here in Melbourne Australia today it is raining. I plan to make a pot of vegie soup and then sit and sew. Tomorrow it’s Father’s Day here so well be getting together as a family.

  105. Mindy says:

    This weekend, my husband’s parents are in town. They are mostly here to spend time with our 6-month old. So, we will be in the park most of the day and home early in the evenings. It’s a nice, laid back weekend.

  106. Munaiba says:

    I’m being good this weekend. lol I’m systematically going through my scraps and cutting them up into whatever size squares they’ll make and then I hope to design a quilt just using these scrappy different sized squares.

  107. Whimsy says:

    Spending time with family and hopefully sewing!

  108. Shannon H says:

    I’m spending time with my hubby and 3 kids and them sending the kids to grandmas’s on Sunday. Then I’ll go fabric shopping and get ready to join the sew-along!

  109. Kelly Sas says:

    This sounds exciting! I am at our lake house for the 3 day holiday weekend. Hope the weather warms up though…. good old/cold Wisconsin!

  110. Jill B says:

    We’re celebrating Father’s Day here in Australia :).

  111. CarrieMJ says:

    This long weekend will be devoted to relaxation!
    flowerpower0097 at live dot com

  112. Simone says:

    working on more back to school clothes for my kids – along with a few items thrown in for myself of course! Looking forward to the lessons learned during the sew-along!

  113. Tara says:

    This weekend we’re celebrating the first calm all summer by RELAXING! Dinners at home, some sewing, games, sleeping in…ah! Just in time for school chaos to start next week. 🙂

  114. Cathy Staeven says:

    Spending time with family instead of my sewing machine – fair trade, I’d say. Too bad it’s going to be so cool! Have a great weekend everyone!

  115. Alice says:

    Decompressing from my first week of college this year. Not terribly exciting, but it should be nice.

  116. Andy Thorpe says:

    A little hand quilting and a lot of Kayaking are in my weekend plans.

  117. Kelly says:

    I’m waiting patiently for my hubby to put up a shelf above my sewing machines, so I can clean up my desks, then when that’s done, I’m hoping to get some more done on a mini/art quilt I’ve been working on. Then tomorrow is Father’s Day down here in Australia, so no sewing but lots of spoiling of the hubby and visiting our dad’s too.

  118. Catherine says:

    Spending time with family, and a birthday party for friends’ child. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  119. Claire says:

    First Auburn Football weekend/my last few days to get to use the Tivo before my husband records all the games in HD & erases all my shows!

  120. kim says:

    This weekend I am enjoying a cooling down after several days of 90+ temps. Before that we have to get through what’s left of Hurricane Earl. After the rain stops it is time for a little yard saling, gotta write a paper and do lots of reading. Don’t think I will get much sewing done this weekend.

  121. Rita says:

    celebrating my anniversary

  122. Amanda says:

    Maybe fitting in a beach day? But mostly waiting for my baby sister to have her first baby!

  123. Nicole Balazs says:

    I’m preparing for my husbands 30th birthday! I’m going to make him a fabric moose card and work on a leather wallet. Maybe start some curtains too!

  124. Nan says:

    I’m packing up my sewing room and moving to a new house.

  125. cleaning the house, having a big (30 people or so) cookout in our backyard on Saturday, having a smaller game night/birthday celebration (my husband and my friend share a birthday) on Sunday and a cookout at my MIL’s on Monday. I think I’m going to need a weekend to recover from the weekend.

  126. DebbieKL says:

    I hope to get a little night time sewing done this weekend. I’m prepping for Halloween and a new little niece!

  127. Liz says:

    going to a dave mathews concert in the columbia gorge ampitheater with my boy! hooray for free tix from the radio!

  128. Kristy says:

    I’ll be nesting all weekend. I’m due to have a baby in four weeks or less!

  129. Molly says:

    I am working tomorrow and then driving to St. Louis to visit my sister and my niece!!

  130. I’m taking my oldest son to his first college open house, while my middle son goes on his first overnight camping trip, WITHOUT ANY OF HIS FAMILY. Hope that works out OK, because he’ll be in the next state! Big weekend, to say the least. I’m sure I’ll find some time for quilting on this long holiday weekend, though – I have a quilt top to finsh the sqaures for! YAY!

    Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!!

  131. Eve Nicole says:

    Spending time with family. Going to make my first pillowcases.

  132. Brenda says:

    Going to the annual “Pig Out in the Park” downtown. Lot’s of food and music.

  133. Eve Nicole says:

    This weekend we will be hanging out as a family and I’ll be trying some new recipes on my family. Actually going to try and make some pillowcases tomorrow.

  134. Collette says:

    It’s my son’s 3rd birthday so it’s presents, balloons and CUPCAKES! A good plan for any weekend!

  135. Katie B says:

    Watching FOOTBALL!

  136. Trish B. says:

    we’re hoping to get together with family and friends…

  137. Gabrielle says:

    This weekend we are heading to a Highland Dance competition at a country fair, where my 6 year old daughter will be competing.

  138. Stacey C. says:

    This weekend I’ll be spending time with the fam. Can’t wait!!

  139. Delia says:

    running a half marathon. The weather is going to be beautiful!

  140. Amy says:

    this weekend will be spent with family, our son’s first football game, and shopping for fabric for the sew-along! can’t wait!!!

  141. Mary Margaret says:

    After I take a slow, deep breath I’m gonna sew some zippered bags for my girls, cut out some corduroy skirts to sew for them (after the Jump Rope Dress sew-along!) and try to decide what fabric I want to use for the Jump Rope Dress! And Watch Some Football!!! It’s gonna be a great weekend!

  142. Jennifer Lachman says:

    I’ll be cutting the pattern for my daughters dress and hopefully I’ll have time to start sewing the yoke before my other daughters birthday party on Monday.

  143. omama says:

    I’m going on a babymoon this weekend! Two nights without my adorable (if sometimes tiring) three year-old, just my sweetie and me. It is our last big date before #2 arrives sometime this month. On the to-do list: pedicure, breakfast at a fabulous bakery that serves amazing french toast, book browsing and putting my (swollen) feet up.

  144. Lindsey says:

    Sewing,of course! I have a quilt that I hope to finish this weekend.

  145. Sharon T. says:

    Unfortunately, I’m down with some sort of stomach bug today, but hopefully will be feeling better by Sunday for a cowboy music and poetry gathering at Devil’s Tower (NE Wyoming).
    Otherwise, just trying to get a kick start on Christmas presents since I’m going handmade this year.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend!!!

  146. Sara says:

    This weekend I am enjoying my hubby being home and we are enjoying each other’s company, eating some good food and playing with our sweet little 2 yr old boy!

  147. Lisa Michelle says:

    No big plans for this weekend, just looking forward to relaxing with family and friends.


  148. We’re moving beds around for our four kids…fun!

  149. christine says:

    I’m going to hang out with friends tomorrow and knit and on Sunday I’m going to the flea market!

  150. Charity says:

    My daughters will turn 5 next Friday and I am sewing, sewing, sewing like crazy to finish presents for them!

  151. Julie says:

    Spending time in the backyard getting the BBQ ready for San Francisco’s summer – finally!!

  152. beverly says:

    We are going to a symphony/circus performance outdoors tomorrow. My kids don’t know yet, but they are going to love it!!!
    Also hoping to start the Halloween costumes. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

  153. Going to do some fabric shopping, a bit of sewing and attend the Texas Tech SMU football game. GUNS UP TEXAS TECH!

  154. Karin says:

    That dress is adorable! It will be perfect for me to sew for my soon-to-be-here granddaughter! Which is what I will be doing this weekend- waiting for her to arrive. 🙂

  155. Anne says:

    I’m taking my Mom and Aunt on a schooner ride out of Gloucester Harbor and hoping Earl stays away!!

  156. Thais says:

    This weekend I’m spending time with the family and sewing a dress for my 3 year old to wear to a wedding.

  157. Diane says:

    We’ll put up a basketball net for the girls, sewing time for me while my husband and a few of his girls watch football, church and fellowship lunch on Sunday and perhaps a girl trip out of town on Monday to do a little shopping. That’s definitely a run on sentence!

  158. mamalang says:

    Working on my blog, sewing, hanging with the family, having a family bonfire, camping in the backyard, relaxing and enjoying the extra day off.

  159. It’s our block’s annual block party, but I’m going to try to sneak in staining the backyard fence and deck before then.

  160. Katie says:

    I plan on working on my Good Folks quilt. I’m hoping I can at least get all of my fabric pre-washed and cut.

  161. Margaret says:

    Getting ready for a two week vacation starting next weekend! First 2 weeks off of work in I don’t know how long….also hoping for a little time to sew and having dinner with friends tomorrow night.

  162. Carol in E TN says:

    I am “Home Alone” this weekend and hope to work on a project or two!

  163. Gretchen says:

    We’re headed out to the grandparent’s lake cabin! It’s the last weekend out there of the year. Campfires, family pot lucks, swimming. Should be fun!

  164. Jenessa says:

    I’m going to a fiber festival to pick up my new Angora bunny! I’m sure the remainder of the weekend will be spent cuddling the new bunny 🙂

  165. Kat says:

    Work on cleaning the house and nursing my sore quad in the hottub.

  166. Keilah says:

    Sadly, I work weekends so not too much going on here except a lunch with the family.

  167. Kerstin says:

    My birthday is next week, but I’m also going back to school, so we’re celebrating my last week of vacation and my birthday!

  168. Dawn says:

    Just puchased some holiday fabric today and will get started on a table runner for my daughter inlaw for Christmas and maybe work on a baby quilt.

  169. Becky says:

    This weekend I will be sewing Fall jumpers for my girls, a hunting outfit for my son. I will be a hunting “widow” this weekend so I will also be getting alot of little projects done. (Hubby is going to try to get a Moose)

  170. Kristie says:

    Yard work and hopefully making progress on my felted sweater quilt.

  171. kathyh says:

    We are laboring, of course. Ripping up old floors to put down new wood floors. Dust everywhere, sewing machines covered up.

  172. Shana says:

    Laundry, laundry, laundry. But will hopefully get started on a baby quilt for my coworker.

  173. Sonia says:

    I’m taking my kids to the park, attending my son’s soccer game, and sewing my daughter a new gymnastics leotard.

  174. Chris says:

    Got my pattern, and fabric…now I just need to squeeze in some time inbetween packing and moving. 🙂

  175. Katrina Hertzer says:

    i’m sewing the binding one several quilts and hopefully learning to crochet!

  176. Joanna says:

    I’m hoping to finish a quilt top and quilt a quilt sandwich so that I can begin sewing fall and Christmas things. I also have a cross stitch project to do.

  177. sy says:

    i’m going to a bbq this weekend, and hoping to get some yard work done
    songyueyu at gmail

  178. Colima says:

    This weekend I am going to be sewing all kinds of stuff! I would like a new skirt so I’m going to work on that. Have a couple of quilting bee squares to work on. I am going to put up my Fall decorations. Also I have a little amigurumi to finish up.

  179. Mindy says:

    I’m afraid I will spend Labor Day weekend cleaning house.

  180. Anne Marie says:

    Last big cookout of the summer – fun but kind of sad to see summer end.

  181. Colleen Butler says:

    My daughter is home for the long weekend and we are sewing a laptop case.

  182. Sabine says:

    On Saturday, we’ll have twelve people over for an “English High Tea Garden Party” – oomph! So I’ve been baking most of the day already, cheese cake and scones and lemon pudding and blueberry muffins… Tomorrow will see the rising of the steamed pudding and a few crumble pies, plus stacks of English sandwiches 🙂

    And on Sunday, we’ll join the festivities for the annual Village Fair, plus dinner at my mom’s, so I’m off cooking duties for that day 🙂

  183. Connie says:

    I’ll be enjoying the beautiful weather and getting together with family!

  184. mon ami says:

    I am going to make myself and my daughter some flannel pajamas. The weather is getting cooler here and I am craving cozy pj’s. Thanks for sharing xo

  185. Jennifer says:

    I think that I will spend the long weekend with my 3 year old and relax on my day off!

  186. Sarah says:

    figuring out what to take to the annual potluck @ the cabin, attending a 2yr old’s bday party, & getting prepared for my 4yr old’s 1st day of preschool

  187. Ima says:

    We’ll be going to a family gathering this weekend. And on the way over there I hope I can knit along on my daughter’s cardigan.

  188. liz says:

    I’ve got 2 bbq’s and I’m planning to finally start a quilt for friends who recently got married. Better late than never!

  189. Cheryl says:

    baking a peach/blueberry crisp with my daughter, brunch with friends and off to the u.s. open on labor day!

  190. Karen says:

    A tea party in the park – kind of a Victorian picnic, I suppose! Hopefully the sunny weather sticks around…

  191. Suzanne says:

    We are in for a busy but fun weekend here in Colorado Springs, CO. We are going to a balloon rally on Saturday and Sunday morning. We are going to pick pears and berries on Saturday afternoon. We are going to have a BBQ on Sunday afternoon. Sometime this weekend we will be getting our Hatch green chile from New Mexico and bagging it for the freezer. And finally, on Monday I am going to hold myself up in my sewing room and complete a few UFOs (mostly baby quilts that need bindings). Phew! I am tired just thinking about my weekend!

  192. Sarah says:

    We’re hanging out with some friends for an end of summer pool party!

  193. Katie says:

    I will be celebrating my birthday, catching up on some housework and sewing some curtains for my classroom!

  194. Ramona says:

    I plan on cleaning and sewing… Hopefully more sewing than cleaning.

  195. Melinda says:

    I’ll be sewing up some handbags and we’ll be taking my daughter to the park on Monday for a little picnic. Gosh – I swore I would never do a garment again after a laborious first effort on a simple halter top for my nanny. BUT – I think you may have talked me in to doing this sew-along. I have been admiring the Oliver + S patterns for awhile. Maybe sewing along with others will make a garment a little easier for me this time?

  196. Marcia W. says:

    We do not have any grand plans yet intend to take a leisurely drive down/back to the Gulf of Mexico Saturday. Relaxing and quilting is high on our list.

  197. Rebecca says:

    I’m relaxing this weekend. No plans, maybe some sewing 🙂

  198. Judy R says:

    Hubs has to work unexpectedly, but it looks like we may be able to go for a family outing (hike maybe?) on Sunday! Oh, and I bought ribs to grill.

  199. Jeannine says:

    This weekend is about shopping. We need need new floors and a new mattress. I’d rather be doing something fun, but oh well.

  200. Laura B. says:

    This weekend I’ll be finishing up the embroidered design in the corner of the last 2 of the 6 linen dinner napkins I made as a b’day gift for a friend. Periwinkle linen with a pale lilac fleur-de-lis in the corner – turned out very nice, if I do say so myself.

  201. Camille says:

    BBQ with the family and my brother whom I haven’t seen in two years is coming home from Mozambique. Yay!

  202. Christy says:

    I’ll be painting my bathroom this weekend. Then I’ll probably be making some new curtains to match!

  203. amisha says:

    i will be moving and settling into my new town before my new job starts next week!

  204. deborah says:

    This weekend, I’m hopefully getting together with a friend I haven’t seen in months and going on a short ‘road trip’ to an interesting restaurant with my best friend. Then I might go to Joann’s and take advantage of the sale on cutting tools. I would love love love the incredible treat of winning some free fabric, as I can’t afford to buy any new right now. Thanks!

  205. sara says:

    making diy fabric labels for my shop! fun fun.

  206. Jasmine says:

    It’s just my daughter and I, so…trying to stay cool, distracted, and happy! 🙂 Popsicles and bubbles ahoy…

  207. Emily S says:

    Hopefully piecing together my Far Far Away II quilt. Kinda stuck with quilter’s block at the moment!

  208. Wendy says:

    We’re hanging around the house, hopefully picking some blackberries, and going to a birthday party.

  209. Maeve says:

    I’ll be sewing some items for the boutique for our quilt guild’s big show coming up in 2 weeks. And playing with my grandson!

  210. Jenny says:

    Cleaning the house and adoring my newest tiny nephew!!!


  211. Carly says:

    Hoping to go to a local festival and finish some projects around the house!

  212. Victoria says:

    Sewing! No, really, I will be sewing. I don’t get to too often, so it will be a treat!

  213. Dresden says:

    My husband and I are headed to his parents house for the weekend. My husband is getting a haircut (finally!) and I will be working on some drawing projects for school!

  214. Carly says:

    I was going to go kayaking, but now it looks like I’ll be trying to stay out of the rain. Hopefully, that will mean finishing a dress I started forever ago.

  215. claireel says:

    Taking care of my 3 month old daughter who is going through a growth spurt. I don’t think I will get much else done.

  216. Julia says:

    It’s my 2nd dd’s Birthday so we have a sleepover and party planned. She’s not feeling well though so who knows. 🙂

  217. Kristal says:

    Help my mom with her Big Basement Clean-out. If I’m lucky, work on my vintage trailer.

  218. April says:

    No big plans this weekend, unfortunately. I did just get new porch furniture, though, so I think that coffee and donuts on the porch are in order.

  219. Brooke says:

    My niece is getting baptized this weekend, but I also plan on getting some quilting done if all works out. *crosses fingers*

  220. Misty says:

    I hope we’ll be cooking out Monday evening and I’m going to start cutting up some fabric for some quilts I’m making for Christmas!

  221. Emily Hoffman says:

    Canning salsa with my Mom and Sister and watching the little ones play!

  222. erin d. says:

    no major plans but RELAXING…and hopefully some sewing!

  223. Susan says:

    I will be sewing pillowcases for the current Craft Hope project.

  224. Janica says:

    Great idea for a sew-a-long! This weekend we’ll be making our annual camping trip to Utah:) We are hosting our reunion this year which has been held every year since 1955! Although originated by my great-grandmother, who has passed, it is still AMAZING seeing long-distance cousins and enjoying the beauty of the mountains!

  225. Candice says:

    I am going to decorate my house for Fall and hope that this will encourage the weather to cool off a little!

  226. Catherine says:

    I’ll be working on little girls’ fall tops this weekend – patterns from Little Lizard King on Etsy. Can’t wait to get some new fabric to make even more as we get closer to fall!

  227. Lindsay Forgette says:

    This weekend I am hunkering down for the hurricane with (hopefully) some hexies and an emergency light if the power goes out. Yay hurricane season!


  228. elisabeth says:

    I have a wedding to go to! I love weddings! Too bad it’s going to be warm or my son would be wearing his adorable sweater vest (I love sweater vests for little boys). It’s going to be great. The rest of the weekend will be relaxing with the family. What a great weekend ahead!

  229. Karen says:

    I will be working–if you come to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, look me up! I’ll be the one in the ranger hat!

  230. Heather Bush says:

    This weekend, I am beginning my munchkin’s Halloween costume, finishing a bean bag project for her classroom and doing my normal quarterly clean house.

  231. Sharron says:

    Oh my gosh, I just ordered this super-cute pattern for the sew-a-long… Looks like I’ll be shopping for fabric this weekend so I can get going as soon as the pattern comes in!! I can’t wait! Why doesn’t this dress come in adult sizes???

  232. desiree says:

    This weekend I hope to be having my own labor day party and meeting our little one… I am due in one week!

  233. Mary Ellen says:

    Yardwork & grilling are on the schedule for my husband, but I will be stitching! I have a Dallas Cowboys tote bag to finish for a friend of my daughter, a baby quilt for our new grandson & some baby charity quilts for a local Mother/Child clinic. I just got a box of fabric in the mail, so I’ll probably be doing some laundry, too. Somehow ironing new fabric isn’t as bad as ironing laundry! 🙂

  234. Jen C. says:

    I don’t have too many plans this weekend, but they are sure to include some knitting and maybe a bit of sewing if I can find a replacement light bulb for my machine.

  235. Crissy says:

    My son is getting baptized on Sunday, so our families will be coming in this weekend. After that we’re going to a bbq at a friends house since we’ll have lots of babysitters! Finally, a date night! 🙂 Happy Labor Day!

  236. Beth says:

    Hopefully I’ll be sewing! School just started and lately I’ve been too busy/tired to concentrate on a blouse I started working on a couple weeks ago.

  237. Rebecca says:

    We have a 2.5 week old baby, so we are just hanging out at home and having family time with her and our 2.75 year old daughter. I will probably do some sewing and my husband will play video games. And maybe an art project or 2 for the toddler!

    I am so excited for the sew along!

  238. Marcia says:

    We are heading to the Apple Festival in Hendersonville, NC which is a wonderful town in Western NC. Our twin girls are very excited about going since they love apples and apple pie!

  239. KeolaH says:

    I’ll be taking a little mini-trip out of town to go antiquing!

  240. Suzee says:

    Going to the local park where they are having a music festival for 3 days!! three bandstands up playing all day long! Went last year was really nice.. my son plays in a band and will be seeing him play.. nice weather too!! yea!!! have a nice weekend everyone!!

  241. Kadybug says:

    This weekend – attending a friends wedding and sewing a quilt for the local red cross.

  242. gert says:

    we are having a contest on cleaning up strips ~ so no telling what the weekend will bring. we could make lots lot of piano keys or we could come to blows over who uses the better iron hahaha ??? Either way we have using the kids old baby clothes
    for a VERY LONG time… our sewing/quilting so any new fabric would be soooooooooo nice….please put us in the giveaway.thank so much

  243. Megs says:

    A lot of house projects and trying to get in some last minute time at the pool before it closes for the summer!

  244. Liz says:

    My niece’s birthday party. Other than that I’ll be relaxing!

  245. anna lee says:

    I am staying out of the heat & rain from Earl ~ I am sewing coin’s from strips. Please add me to the contest for new material..

  246. Cameron H says:

    My school doesn’t get Labor Day off, so I’ll be writing lectures for Monday. I hope to squeeze in some quilt-piecing time, too, though!

  247. Melanie T says:

    Lots of cookouts!:)

  248. kathy in nc says:

    My dear daddy suddenly died recently & I was able to savea few shirts & slacks of my dad’s before my mother gave everthing away beind my back~ I am trying to figure out how best to sew/quilt what I have for my son, daughter,2 grandaughters & self?? auughhh so I have been looking at everything….but getting nowhere that is my weekend.I can used material just to lighten my mood 🙂

  249. Melanie says:

    I just finished sewing curtains (navy blue tab-tops with orange buttons) for my son’s new room. That part done, we will be moving him into his “new” room this weekend. 🙂

  250. lorena says:

    I’m hoping to get some sewing done (little lap quilts for use in our classroom library) before I have to go back to work in the classroom. 😉

  251. Jen says:

    Don’t have a lot of plans. Hanging out with the family, working on a knitting project, and hopefully doing a Labor Day BBQ!

  252. Julie W says:

    Relaxing weekend at home with hubby and kids. Hopefully includes some sewing!!

  253. Anya says:

    I’ll be hostessing at my guild’s exhibit this weekend! Thanks for the chance!

  254. Jennifer says:

    This weekend I am making sure I have everything together for the sew-a-long. I’m also canning peaches and apples! Fun!

  255. Ly says:

    I am finally going to see Inception and I am going to sew my sister a lunch bag 😀

  256. naomig says:

    I hope I can sew… so much to do around here! Argh! I wish my printer worked, I can’t wait to get my hands on an oliver+s pattern!!

  257. hh says:

    This weekend, we’re celebrating our nine year anniversary! We’ll probably go out to dinner somewhere.

  258. Heather says:

    We’ll be enjoying a long weekend in New Paltz, NY. Hopefully doing some hiking and maybe even swimming if it stays warm enough. I’m excited to motivate to join the sew-along.

  259. Ashley L. says:

    This weekend, I’m headed out of town to celebrate with my soon-to-be sister-in-law at her Bachelorette Weekend! Hoping to read some of my new sewing with knits book while laying out at the lake! 🙂

  260. ariane says:

    I’ll be baking banana-chocolate-ginger bread and making strawberry pillows (tutorial on the Purl Bee) for my cousin’s birthday. I’m definitely ready for a long weekend!

  261. Fredda says:

    This weekend I will try to get rid of my cold and I have to learn for my theory exam … 🙁

  262. Emily says:

    Trying to hit the pool with the kids one last time before school starts! And no more sleeping in! 🙁

  263. jana says:

    I am going to start quilting a longstanding WIP!

  264. laura says:

    It’s the first weekend of school. I have a grad student meet and greet, and I have to do some prep for a big experiment. I have tons of homework. However, my husband’s birthday is next week, so I have to sew him his present.

  265. Tong says:

    this weekend my fiance and i are going to to canadian national exhibition (, and then my mom is coming to visit us on sunday, and i expect there will be some baking, sewing, and shopping! happy long weekend!!

  266. Tara says:

    No big plans for this weekend. I hope to finish a quilt i’m working on.

  267. Paula says:

    I’m working on Oh, Fransson!’s Tokyo Subway Map Quilt-Along – I’m almost finished cutting up little squares … but I’ll have to take a trip to the fabric shop for some grey fabric … and I plan to enjoy the sun while it is here!

  268. carmel says:

    i am up to going to new schools for my kids this comming week
    we will be moving to a new home and area in 2 weeks from now

  269. Elizabeth says:

    Sadly I have to work this weekend (Saturday & Monday) but my husband and I will be going to a housewarming for some friends on Saturday night, which should be fun! Otherwise, we’ll be unpacking into our new apartment, and hopefully I’ll squeeze a little quilting in there too 🙂

  270. Meghan says:

    teaching my first sewing class
    thank you sew, mama, sew!

  271. Dianne McLean says:

    I am hosting a family birthday party for my 3 turning 3 granddaughters. Pray for me!

  272. marilyn podoll says:

    I work in the grocery business so I’ll be Laboring on this Labor Day week-end. But I have a couple of sewing projects that I can work on. I’m making pillowcases for Xmas presents and I’m working on a dress for myself.

  273. Tina says:

    I am celebrating my son’s 3rd birthday this weekend with family and friends and most importantly…CAKE!

  274. jill says:

    Looks like I am off to find a jump rope pattern.

  275. Alyssa says:

    This weekend I’ll be working on packing up our house (4th time in 18 months! YIKES). Would MUCH MUCH rather be sewing but I’m afraid my husband might get more than a little mad at me for that. I’ll have to bookmark the sew a long & do it after the move.

  276. Rachel says:

    I’m so excited for my first sew-along! Got my fabric and pattern the other day (from your cute shop).

    We moved to Kansas from Ohio a month ago and my sewing room is STILL unpacked. I’m chomping at the bit to sew something, anything! So I think I’ll get to work on unpacking it this weekend!

  277. Erica K says:

    We’re off to the fair this weekend!

  278. Amie Tarpley says:

    I am a quilter but I can’t resist this sew-a-long!! I’ll be hanging here and trying to make this dress. Amie in Tn. :o)

  279. Kimberly says:

    Unpacking boxes. Really want to make progress so I can do the sewalong.

  280. Liesal says:

    I’m going to be helping my SIL and new BIL build their new house!

  281. Dree says:

    This weekend–taking the boys swimming at the Y, working on cub scout advancement organization (spreadsheets!), finding someplace that carries a 1/2″ hose end cap for our drip irrigation, sewing mroe snack bags, working on my sunburned zebra quilt (working title), hopefully buying fabric markers, and a movie potluck. I am tired already!

  282. Heather J. says:

    I am halfway through a “Sewing Knits without a Serger” class at Whipstitch here in Atlanta, so I’ll be practicing with some interlock scraps!

  283. Jordan says:

    I have a weekend of sewing planned for an upcoming craft fair.

  284. JaiCi says:

    We are staying home and having fun family time!!

  285. Elizabeth says:

    The last few days of the swim club! So, we will all be swimming…watch our hurricane!

  286. Lindsay says:

    I’m spending the weekend at the cabin with family. My sister and I are both bringing our sewing machines along! I’m so excited!

  287. Jenny says:

    yay for a long weekend…finishing up some quilt blocks and then plan to clean up the sewing area..what a mess!
    pool/cookout with the family on monday! happy labor day!

  288. Kristin says:

    Falling in love with our new baby girl!

  289. Lori says:

    I’m working like crazy on pillows this weekend! But I’ll have to share the sewing machine with my (10 year old) daughter who’s got a pretty good business going selling little bags at school for silly band storage. (She makes me so proud!)

  290. April Hurley says:

    SEC Football Weekend!! I live right smack dab in the middle of it in Auburn, AL! So my weekend will be filled with friends, family and tailgating. And we will be tossing in some grilled food and some pool time in there somewhere! I am hoping to get some sewing in on Monday! Have a great weekend and…..WAR EAGLE!

  291. Addie says:

    Going to a Writers & Artists retreat in the redwoods near the coast. I’m considering the Jump Rope Dress sewing along for when I get back though — love that pattern!

  292. danna says:

    Knitting, reading, spending time with my family, cleaning, baking-all wonderful ways to spend the weekend. I hope I get to do them all! 😀

  293. laura says:

    We are travelling to Nashville, TN for a family reunion and some fun in the hot hot sun down there. should be great! ps…i’ve never entered anything at sew mama sew before. i just started following your blog!

  294. amy says:

    This weekend I am hoping to start figuring out my daughter’s Halloween costume. She wants to be a fairy princess (I know, how original is that for a little girl!)

  295. Erin Waters says:

    I’m going to my parent’s farm to see my family and (hopefully) finish sewing my baby’s bed things!

  296. Sara A says:

    Family is visiting. We hope to go to a county fair and eat lots of vegetables. I’m not putting my sewing machine away, though!

  297. Christine says:

    I am going to spend some much needed downtime with my children, husband and extended family. I also am going to take a closer look at the Jump Rope Dress pattern. I am contemplating making two dresses at the same time for both of my daughters but might be trying to take on too much. Looking forward to the Sew Along starting next week.

  298. Morgan says:

    Lots of family time and getting some work done on the house are my plans for the weekend. We’ll see how much actually gets done.

  299. I am going to my niece and nephew’s first birthday party! Yay!

  300. Doris says:

    I’m working tomorrow at the LQS, but then I have two full days to sew! Yeah!

  301. My hubby will be backpacking so I’m home with the kids and finishing up my Urban Home Goods swap!

  302. JennyK8t says:

    I’m finishing up my son Tate’s snugglers. He just loves to be swaddled… even now at 4 months old! Hopefully I’ll get to rest and relax a little bit too.

  303. Deb DeChurch says:

    I’m going to be sewing up a storm this weekend on my new Janome 7700! (And also going to a picnic with friends.)

  304. Serena says:

    A niece’s birthday is this weekend, so we’ll be going to that!

  305. KristenA says:

    I’m just hoping to catch up on some sleep this weekend! And take the kids to the county fair and maybe a baseball game Monday…

  306. Sarah says:

    This weekend will be a bit somber for me as I’m attending my aunt’s memorial…but, I feel much comfort knowing she’s in a much better place! Have a great weekend!

  307. Liz says:

    My sister in law is coming to town, so we’ll probably have dinner with her. I might take my daughter to Build a Bear. And, of course, I’ll be sewing!

  308. Misty says:

    This weekend I’m picking more tomatoes from my garden!

  309. Sarah S says:

    So excited to start on this sew-along! We’re relaxing and going up to my in-laws on Monday. The weather looks like it will be cooler finally, so we’ll be hanging outside as much as possible.

  310. Amanda says:

    My only plan for this weekend is enjoying the much cooler weather! 🙂

  311. Michelle P says:

    I’m looking forward to a little crafting this weekend and the Boise State Broncos game!

  312. Erin Marie says:

    This weekend the plan is to catch up on housework. But that’s been the plan for the last month at least, so… We’ll probably just hang out and do nothing. I may even sew some.

  313. Emma says:

    I will be relaxing, which will hopefully entail some sewing!

  314. Shirley Clark says:

    We have no big plans, but we always enjoy seeing our grandkids and cookouts. I also hope to sew.

  315. Cathie says:

    I’m excited to pick up a lap quilt that a fellow guild member quilted. Working on a couple of charity quilts. Love having 3 days off!

  316. Tamera says:

    We are working on the house, enjoying the cool weather and going to Renegade.

  317. Jingle says:

    This weekend I’m hoping to steal some time to create some things! Also planning a relaxing night at the bookstore! I love those trips!

  318. Addy says:

    This weekend we will enjoy our last fling with the neighborhood pool, and hopefully I’ll get some sewing done too!

  319. Sheila says:

    What fun! It’s obvious you really love what you do…..

    I’d be so happy to win fabric! Yeah, I sure have a stash, but new stuff is always so inspiring!

  320. Christine says:

    This weekend I am finishing up my submission for Quilt National 2011. It is due on September 10th and I have LOADS of final touches to add before I get it photographed and the entry mailed out. *eep*

  321. Jessica says:

    Family trip to Memphis, which means plenty of knitting on the way down. Now that I’ve discovered sewing my knitting needles are becoming dusty. Nothing like a 6 hour car ride to get them going again!

  322. Actually hoping to finish a sewing project. Not really planning on going to any special party though…bummer.

  323. mamabird says:

    My husband works in a church so weekends aren’t very traditional for us. Maybe we’ll plan a little mini-vacation for Monday but that won’t be decided until we get there.

  324. jasmine says:

    Enjoying the last weekend of pool being opened and having a pre-surgery party for my 8 year old daughter

  325. Carrie says:

    I work work work all weekend :-S

  326. Anne says:

    We’re headed to visit friends we have not seen in a while and I will get a chance to hand quilt a baby quilt for a co-worker during our four hour car ride each way.

  327. Michelle says:

    We’re heading to a big family birthday party!

  328. Lacey says:

    ooh. i want to sew along. & tonight is the indie market downtown (with my vintage stuff), tomorrow resting & friend time, sunday digging in the dirt!

  329. mamabear says:

    This weekend we have a home coming party for my brother-in-law who’s home from deployment in the Marines!

  330. Melissa says:

    Hopefully I’ll get some good sewing in this weekend! Maybe a concert in the park on Sunday night. OH…and I’m going to Michael Levine’s in LA on Saturday. There’s new fabric in my future!

  331. Alissa says:

    County Fair

  332. Kristin says:

    I am hoping to actually get a few minutes to work on my quilt in progress. We are also going to be celebrating my grandmother’s 90th birthday.

  333. JennE says:

    OK, the dress is seriously cute. My weekend will consist of a fun family BBQ with lots of extended family from out of town. YAY!

  334. Gretchen Ball says:

    Saturday:We are signing up for soccer… going grocery shopping for house and Labor Day/Birthday party at the lake….Sunday: Annual Labor Day/Birthday Bash at the Lake! Monday: Recovering from a day a the lake and eating for 8 hours straight… and then off to another birthday party! You??

  335. Lauren says:

    I’m planting my fall vegetables. It will be my first garden so I’m a little nervous.

  336. starjumper says:

    i have 3 weddings to go to in 2 days! saturday is one OUT OF TOWN wedding in the afternoon and then racing back into town for the next one that evening, and then another one monday!

  337. duff says:

    I’m visiting a friend who lost her job due to educational cuts. We plan to sew our cares away!

  338. stacy says:

    This weekend we’ll be soaking up extra daddy time…we may all go on a picnic or short hike…and then next week papa goes back to work and my little guy (and momma) will be starting homeschool. 🙂 Where did my little boy go?

  339. Lynda says:

    I’ll be going to a few BBQ’s and hopefully doing some sewing if there’s time!

  340. AnnaLyon says:

    Going to a board games festival!

  341. tayamg says:

    I’m going to try to make three quilts in three days! But I may just end up starting one quilt in three days 😛

  342. Karen says:

    I’m staying home and resting! Yay!

  343. Sybilla says:

    Some much needed house cleaning 🙁

  344. Keri says:

    I’m heading to the beach and thankful that Earl didn’t do very much damage!

  345. sharon says:

    I’m camping this weekend, so no sewing here!

  346. Jan says:

    This weekend I’m going over to visit a friend who’s just moved into a new home. We’re going to try out her local pub for lunch. Then it’ll be back to do some housework and get ready for a friends Silver Wedding Anniversary party. Sunday I need to go hunting for a birthday present for my brothers birthday – after that I hope to get on with my sewing. But right now (and to me the weekends already started) I’m off to make my other half a reversible bag to keep his magic tricks in.

  347. Marsel says:

    We are staying home and enjoying a peaceful weekend!

  348. Joanna says:

    This weekend I’m planning to work on a baby quilt for a friend who’s due next month, and I’ll be ambitiously taking my one-year-old twins to a picnic by myself.

  349. Susan C. says:

    Reorganizing the fabric stash – I’m looking forward to this!

  350. annie says:

    We have a long, blissfully unscheduled weekend ahead of us! Some friends are coming over to play on Monday morning and that. is. it. Love it. 🙂

  351. MeganAnne says:

    going up to the mountains for some waterfall hiking adventures! yay!!

  352. Amanda K says:

    Unfortunately we have no big holiday plans, although it will be nice to have the hubby home on Monday! Maybe we’ll just have some friends over.

  353. Lina says:

    Hoping to get some sewing done this weekend, but what I really need to do is clean the darn house. Clutter everywhere! Somehow that seems less fun than sewing shiny new things for myself.

  354. Mandy says:

    Happy Friday! and happy Labor Day Weekend! woohoo! If anyone has been working as hard as I have this week, then I know we suuuure can use a lovely weekend! I’ll be spending my weekend with my boyfriend, finishing up my tattoo ( which can be see here: ) and relaxing with my family and probably a little bit o sewing! Yay!
    *crosses my fingers for new fabulous fabric :p*

  355. april says:

    Friends coming out to visit from Chicago. Hoping I can talk Amy into making a skirt with me from Sew What skirts!

  356. Lynn says:

    I am sewing grocery bags this weekend. Made my first one yesterday and am addicted!

  357. Ariane says:

    Ooops forgot to add….

    We finally received our new bike trailer. So we are hitting the bike trails at the beach:-)

  358. abigail in Princeton says:

    Taking the family to Williamsburg, VA for a few days. I’m packing a few knitting projects to finish!

  359. Ariane says:

    Yay! Stoked!

  360. Suzanne says:

    I’m going to Chicago to celebrate my nephew’s first birthday. I’m super excited to see him and his family but maybe even more excited about giving him the quilt I made for his birthday. I’m not sure my priorities are right.

  361. kelli says:

    My big plans for this weekend are to watch the Gators play this weekend and whatever other college football games we can catch and then attend a birthday party on Sunday afternoon. Monday we’ll just relax and get ready to get back in the swing of things for fall!

  362. Gill says:

    This weekend I’m helping my middle son pack for his first year at uni!! He’s off on Tuesday

  363. April says:

    We are going to visit with two sets of friends, visit friends who just had a little girl last Friday and go to the pool and cookout with family! Going to be a nice weekend!

  364. This weekend I am enjoying my last few days with my little girls before they head back to school. I love having them home so much! We hope to head to a local fair and have some end of summer fun!

  365. Kelly says:

    I am sewing several bags for my shop and trying to get out and enjoy the long weekend with my hubs and my daughter. Happy Friday to everyone!

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