Mad About Plaid Challenge Round-Up! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Mad About Plaid Challenge Round-Up!

Hello again!

Some of you might have thought to yourself... what happened to Stitch Once, Rip Twice?  I posted about our Mad About Plaid Challenge and then I shared with you the plans that I had to make a coat.

And then...

...a big fat nothing.  Yep, the holidays came around, and there was complete radio silence on the blog, at least about sewing!  Since this is the first year of my blog, I was completely unaware about how busy I would be to blog/work/shop for gifts/sew/celebrate.  It seems like I am not the only one who was short on time, because we only had four members (including myself) who had time to sew something!

Stitch Once, Rip Twice members did participate in a small holiday swap, which I posted about.  I was set to share my own project last week, but instead I had a mini rant last week when I lost my pictures. Oh well!

It's long overdue, but I really wanted to share the other projects that everyone else made for our challenge!

Mad About Plaid Challenge Round-Up!

This project from Amy at SewNBows one is completely different than what we have had before...

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It's a plaid outfit for an American Girl doll!  Isn't it an awesome skirt?  I would wear it if I was doll-sized!  Read all about it here.  :)

Next, from MammaNene of Serger Pepper this Sheer Plaid Top!  I can't believe she found a sheer plaid fabric, and it looks great.  :)

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Here is her post about the top AND lucky for you, she has her pattern on sale today!  Check it out here.  :)

ChiChi from ChiChi Loves started to make her plaid coat using the same pattern as I did!

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In her Facebook post on Stitch Once, Rip Twice's page, she mentioned that the pattern runs large, and I totally agree!  I still think hers looks amazing and I have never seen a mint green plaid like that.  Sweet!

Tiffany from Tiffany's Notions and Knits sewed these plaid pajamas for her hubby!

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Check out her thoughts on the pattern here and a few more detailed shots.  They look so comfy cozy!


So this challenge, we had a just a few amazing projects, but we're racking our brains in the group right now, trying to figure out our next challenge so everyone can make the deadline.  As always, if you are interested in joining, send me an e-mail or send a request from the Facebook page.

Happy sewing!


  1. Thanks for the shout out Diane!!!
    I couldn't believe my eyes me too, when I've seen this fabric I set aside all the projects I had for this challenge: it was perfect!
    Time to decide what comes next?
    MammaNene @

  2. Thanks for sharing Diane! I got killed around the holidays too. I was NOT prepared! I can't remember if I told you or not, but I tried making a plaid top for myself. It was disasterous!! I'm excited for the next challenge!!

  3. Yes! I am looking forward to sewing more. :)

  4. I know! I didn't realize how much work the holidays would be. :) Too bad about the plaid top, but maybe our next challenge will have successful projects for us both! :)

  5. I don't know how others get any work completed over the holidays. But thanks Diane for putting together this challenge. I wasn't aware that we were working on the same monster coat. LOL! Thanks for the kind words and I'm looking forward to our next challenge.

  6. I know! It was waaay too large and I'm glad I made a muslin first. It was definitely cut too big. :)


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