Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Swirl Sew-along : The Final Post!

Its been a couple of weeks now since I posted the final instructional post for the Swirl Sewalong.  And in that time all the girls have been working their little hearts out to get their dresses finished.  Not everyone made it (life sometimes just gets in the way no matter what we do!) but I hope they still post the photos in the group when they do finish, so I get to see how fabulous they all look.  Everyone has done so well, and I'm so happy that everyone enjoyed my first Sewalong!!!

So here are all the finished dresses!

But because its my blog, we are going to start with me...

Abigail Roberts

 Amber Stivers-Anders

Amy Jansen-Leen

Angela Wicentowich

 Anna Travierso

Claire Gittens

 Daisy Vernimmen

Doris Colerano-Romann

 Esther Hayes

Esther Albantow

Eszter Molnar

 Imogheena Farandel

Irene Kwinten

Jane Hassall

Jane gets points for being first in with her Swirl photos!

Jane Parker

 Janine Roberts

Janine showed off and made two!

Jo Brody

Johanna Taggart

Johanna bought this fabulous fabric from me, and I love that she's used a rose shaped button!

 Kacy Burchfield

Katherine McRae

Kelly Dearman

 Leisa Franklin

Loran Watkins

Loran also showed off and made two!

 Lynn Potts

Shermy Freeman

 Shermy is too adorable for words!

Mary Mayo

Pamela Smith

 Petra Iriska

Rachael Coutts

Sandra Cox

Sandra wore her Swirl for the first time at Disneyworld!!!  AND made her husband a matching vest!!!

Siobhan Smith

Zoe and Sue Chakos
The mother daughter sewing team of the group!

Susan Earlam

Susie-Marie Woods

 I love this photo so much!

Tina Roneklint

Didn't everyone do an amazing job!!!  I love them all so much!!!  Thank you to everyone for making this such a wonderful first experience for me.  I hope you all come back for the next one!!!



  1. I am SO down for the next one!

  2. They are all fabulous and either some people didn't post them to the group or I missed them so excellent to see them all together. I'm almost done!

  3. Wow! Everyone did such a great job! Well done, I have been unable to join in this time. But maybe another one sometime!

  4. There could be said something nice about each and every dress, the fabrics, the trims, the final touch by pairing them with nice accessories for the photographs - I feel like every girl of the group has become a dear friend, as we shared this special experience.

    We had an amazing host for our sew-along, and what can I say, maybe it's just that a wonderful person like you necessarily attracts a whole bunch of lovely sewing girls! Thank you so much for this exceptional experience, we all deeply appreciate the work and and heart you put into that sew-along!

    1. Here, here, Miss Doris:

      I echo so many of your sentiments above. I could not have said them better. Sew glad to have "met" you too, darling.

      Here's to the future . . . of sewing . . . of international friendships.



  5. They ALL did an awesome job,really loved seeing the finished photos..

  6. Amazing job by each and ever sewer - great to see them all together too :)


  7. lovely to see all the different dresses...wauw...on to the next...:-)

  8. So great to see them all here! What a wonderful experience this was. I'm so glad I got to share this with all you swirly girls. Thank you so much Beccie!

  9. Fabulous work Ladies! You've inspired me to pull mine out of the rubbish bin!

  10. These are wonderful! I need a new dress and have the perfect fabric. Now to find the pattern. I want to join the next sew along.

    1. Well then, come onnnn down, Stephany. You will have a blast, make new friends AND have a new garment to boot.


      Visit me, Stephany, at http://www.sewlyricallyvintage.wordpress.com

  11. even though they're all the same dress, each one has it's own personality, love them all! everyone did a fantastic job, I'm not sure how I stumbled across your blog but I'm gald I did lol!


  12. Great post! I loved seeing them all and how everyone added there own little touches!

  13. such beautiful dresses.. Each one is just beautiful..Wish I would have found this in time..ha
    Happy sewing.

  14. They all look so different but all so lovely. I wish I had found out abou this earlier.