I love scouring sources for sewing inspiration, so the ‘Sew Pinspired’ contest was the perfect motivation I needed to recreate a few looks I had pinned on my fashion board. Not to mention the PRIZES!?! There are some great prizes up for grabs … fabric…patterns…a coverstitch machine! A BIG thank you to the lovely and gracious sponsors: EBS Fabrics, Jaded Threads, Sahara Fabrics, Zenith & Quasar, So Sew English!
I am sharing two looks that I created using 5oo4 patterns…
INSPIRATION 1: Adorable floral dress with funnel neck and contrast cuffs.
It took me some time to figure out how to replicate this look and ultimately decided to mash two patterns:
I think it turned out super cute!
How I did it: A-line long dress (Easy Tee), long sleeves (color blocked), crew neckline to accommodate the funnel neck piece from the Weekender Tunic (no adjustments necessary)…so simple, and so cute!
This fabric is french terry and is super soft and cozy. I will probably sew some Ninja leggings to wear under this dress for added warmth as the weather cools. (Pssst…did you know that you can get the Ninja pattern for FREE!?! There is a code in the pinned post on the 5 out of 4 Patterns FB group page).
INSPIRATION TWO: Floral Raglan Hoodie
Pattern: Nancy Raglan Top, Tunic, and Dress (gotta love the options 5oo4 includes in all the their patterns).
I LOVE this hoodie! And I really like the unique hood design!
And don’t you LOVE this fabric? It’s from So Sew English – one of our contest sponsors! It’s french terry, and I get extra snuggles from my family when I am wearing it because it’s soooooo soft!
I hope this post inspires YOU to create something special for your wardrobe…and enter the Sew Pinspired contest! You still have some time, hurry! Check out this post for the contest details, and use this link to officially enter your contest submission for opportunities to WIN!!!!
Speaking of winning – would you like to WIN a $20 So Sew English store credit? Just leave a comment on this blog post – a kind word, your favorite 5oo4 pattern, the 5oo4 pattern you want to sew up next, a link to fabric you would love to win from one of our sponsors, or even a simple I WANT TO WIN! 😉 I will pick a random winner on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
***UPDATE***Winner has been chosen. Giveaway closed.
Happy sewing and GOOD LUCK in the contest!!!
Love that floral and stripe from So Sew English!
Cute hoodie! 🙂
Congratulations! You won a FREE 5oo4 pattern!
Sara Mich says
Those turned out beautifully!! The easy tee is the next 5oo4 pattern I want to add to my collection of patterns.
Oh I’d definitely like to try that Nancy Raglan Hoodie…gorgeous!
Leigh Thow says
Oh I fancy adjusting the Diane joggers next for a flared bottom
Heather Q says
So cute! Love your raglan 🙂
Barb Jolly says
Love those two dresses!
Summer Miller says
Well I do want to win! Lol. I love what you sewed up! Very cute and looks so comfy!
Jessie Flores says
I love the ninja pants! I have like 7 that I’ve made now!
Love all the combos!
Jennifer Blackman says
This is so awesome! I would love to win!
Jennifer Cain says
Omg Melissa… This might me my next pinspiration… I love it?
These are gorgeous!
Michelle Guffey says
Love the French terry!
Samantha H. says
I like the raglan pattern a lot….and SSE fabric is always amazing.
Rachel Arnold says
I’D LOVE TO WIN! I LOVE SSE!!
Falisha teehee says
I want to win! I would love to use it on fabric and make some matching pjs for my son, fiancé, and myself! I’ve never made any clothing before but am so excited to try!!
Silvia Landaverde says
I love the Nancy ranglan.. look super comfy
I’d love to try the x-factor bra soon !
Aimee Wilson says
Love the hoodie!
SSE French Terry in amazing, Nancy Raglan for the win.
Michelle Talaski says
Tara Veal Karmas says
I NEED to go buy Nancy NOW!
You are super talented!!
How fun! I’d love to try making the hoodie! That French terry looks amazing!!!
Hope B. says
This would be fun to win! Love the the hoodie combination! Very beautiful and makes me want to buy this fabric!
Mary Kaye Cole says
I WANT TO WIN?
Marissa Klinesmith says
I want to win! I love SSE fabrics
Jill Z says
I want to win – but I also love these designs!!! ?
Elaine Thouin says
I love the look of the hood and just recently tried the free Ninja pants pattern and loved the placement of the pocket!
Cathy Schmitt says
I love the hoodie!
Sandy Venable says
I think the nancy raglan is so awesome!
Cathy Erpelding says
Love your hoodie!
Beth Pelc says
I love finding patterns that go with things on my Pinterest boards! I need a new fun pattern for myself, I’ve been in costume mode from Halloween and spirit days at school 🙂
I love the look of the hoodie, I want to win!
Stephanie Webb says
I’m almost done with my second pinspired outfit!! I would be finished but I was missing the elastic I needed! ?
Candi Lawson says
I want to win too!
I love your inspiration 1! And I want to win! 😉
Shelly Johnson says
I can’t wait to sew up the hoodie!
Bec Munro says
I not only love your hoodie, but I also love the fabric combo you’ve used! Its very flattering on you.
I love all of these Nancy Raglans.
I love the fabrics you used to make both of these!
Mel Pi says
Love this pinspiration contest. I haven’t had a chance to participate, but it’s been fun to watch.
Sharon Aguilar says
Great job! Very pretty!
Martha Arzu McIntosh says
Totally Inspired…let me pull out my joggers and get to making!!! I want to win!
I want to win but I also want to make so many womens easy dresses!
Ninja leggings are my favorite right now, but I haven’t made any other 5oo4 patterns. I’ll need to try a t-shirt dress soon. Those makes are so cool.
So pretty! Those florals are gorgeous!
Brandi Patrick says
Allison F says
OH! I want to make the combo in the blog! Love mixing and matching…
Jessica L says
Ninja pants are my favorite leggings! My husband loves the halftime hoodie as well!
Jessica Stoerger says
Love the patterns. I need all of them.
This looks so perfectly cozy!
The Nancy Raglan looks very comfy!
Lindsey moffett says
I want to make the Nancy
I just purchased fabric to sew up my first Nancy Raglan, I cannot wait to try it!
I can’t wait to try a pattern!
Kaitlyn Woodruff says
I want to try the Nancy raglan! ❤️
Laurel Shepherd says
You nailed it! Both outfits look great!
Barb Jolly says
Love the hoodie!
Love that hoodie!
Jenniffer Howling says
I like the t dress. It looks like a comfortable everyday dress that can go out at night.
Such great patterns
Lori Burmester says
I’d love to make that floral Nancy raglan for one of my very tall daughters!
Alisha S. says
Halftime Hoodie!! My husband would love to wear one of these.
Congratulations! You are the WINNER of the $20 SSE store credit!
Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to get that pattern for him!
Andrea McCullagh says
I’ve avoided French terry for a few years now apart from kids’ hoodie sewing but such beautiful florals cropping up- I need to revisit ft after seeing your sewing.
This looks so comfy! I love each of your patterns that I have tried so far (in fact I sewed up 3 of the same pattern in one week over the summer the fit was so perfect)
Debbie eldridge says
This is a really cut hoodie pattern!
Love the Nancy Raglan!! ❤️ It looks so cozy
Amy W says
I am contemplating the Ninjas- I hear so many good things about the pattern!
Love So Sew English, and I’d love to make some French terry Camilla tops for winter!
Laurel Jacobs says
I love them both! Want to try the Ninjas first though.
Mary Howard says
Love the stripes!
Deb S says
Love that raglan!
I would love to get some Floral FT from So Sew English for a Nancy Raglan and Diane Joggers 🙂
Christianne McCall says
Love the dresses!
I love that you were able to create these items for yourself. Very inspiring!!
Love love the dress!
So happy to find this group! What fun patterns!!!
I just got my first order of SSE French Terry to make a Nancy hoodie! Yours looks amazing.
April Dykes says
Love the posts on Facebook and one day will be able to afford a pattern of my own from yourselves. Perhaps may win one ?
Laura Eckstein says
I love these looks! Thanks so much for the info and the free pattern info! As always, So Sew English Fabrics are the best!
I love hoods on anything! These turned out beautifully!
I haven’t sewn a raglan for myself, just my daughter. I need to put this on my list. Looks super cute.
Angie derr says
Gorgeous fabric! Great iob!
Liz Morris says
Great job! I need that Nancy Regan Raglan. Love the names of your patterns.
I have the modal rib knit from SSE in my cart. I’d love to buy some with $20!!!!
I think I like your versions even better! Thanks for sharing all the details!
Love your raglan!
Debra Evans says
Great pattern and beautiful SSE fabric, my favorite.
Paula M. says
These are gorgeous! Love these fabric choices too!
Bethany Bryant says
I really want to try the girls agility tank and dress pattern. My two little girls would love it!!
Oooh, I have that same blue morland floral print, I never thought to match it with a stripe! I’ll have to try it!!
Lisa Kennedy says
It is awesome to be able to recreate ready to wear clothing yourself! Your items look better than the originals!
I would love to win!!!!!!
Blaire Sangster says
Can’t wait to try the Nancy raglan for nursing!! It’s perfect!
Danae Ethier says
Lori B says
Love funnel necks I want to give it a try.
Melissa lee says
I’ve only been sewing since late March. I absolutely love the hoodie and would love to attempt it!
Ann Briggs says
I love the hoodie, I think that is going to be my next selfish sew!
Alex Harman says
I’ve made a few Nancy Raglans and love them! I want to wiiiiiiiin! 😉
Jess musumarra says
Love the hoodie fabric combo!
Martha Ruth says
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
Annette Dilworth says
I have been wanting to try the Nancy Raglan dress. Love 5oo4 patterns and SSE! Your outfits turned out gorgeous!
Those turned out great!!
Ana Maria King says
I’ve got the Nancy Raglan all downloaded-ready to be put together -can’t wait!
Ana Maria King says
I mistyped my email! (Stupid phone)
Katie L says
Love this post, I’m constantly looking to pinterest for my inspiration. You did a great job!
Lovely fabric combo! The shirt looks so comfy!!
Christina Owens says
I’m loving the Nancy Raglan with hood! Great fabric choices, too!! ?
Robynne Mills says
Officially need this pattern now! ??
I didn’t know the ninja leggings were free. I have to check that out! Thanks for the giveaway!
Cynthia Gardner says
My granddaughters would look super cute and stylish in those patterns!
I want to win!
So Sew English was the first knit fabric I bought. I’d love to win.
SSR and 5oo4 – what an awesome combo ???
That dress is adorable!! I think that should be my next pattern!
Yin Ying says
Love the hoodie!
Sarah Trout says
Love dress and great looking hood on the Nancy!
I love the ninjas. They are my favorite pattern so far. O
Christi Trimarco says
I plan on making my Nancy Raglan over the weekend. These are both gorgeous!
Jennifer H. says
I really like the hoodie!
Love the hoodie!
Love this top! I can’t wait to sew it up! Love your fabric choices too! ?
Diana Pr says
OHHHHHHH my word! I Love the hoodie raglan. I could get away wearing that at my age/size. LOVE it.
Michelle Larsen says
I want to win! And I LOVE your creations!
I love so sew English fabrics! I have the Nancy waiting to be sewn up… your blog might be the push I need. Thank you!
Oooh I love 5oo4!! You did such an amazing job on the dress!
Heather Stewart says
I Can’t wait to try my 5 out of 4 patterns!
Love all the pattern options!
I love this! I am in desperate need of stocking my fall wardrobe!
I love your creations! I especially like the combination you used for the raglan.
Love all the pattern options
I want to win!
Leea young says
I have the perfect fabric to make this!
I love both your pinspirations! I keep telling myself I should do this contest.
Randi Wright says
I would love to make a hoodie. So cute! And I love SSE too. Bonus!
Whitney Hart-Albrecht says
Love this pattern!!
Rebecca K. says
I love that hoodie. Maybe winning would give me the push to sew my own clothes again (I quilt now ☺️).
Sandi Bidnar says
I would love to win some florals! ??❤️
Mickey Biggs says
I love the dusty blue floral fabric
Rachel s says
Love the Nancy sewed up in floral, I’ve only tried solids. 🙂
I love the Nancy. I made one last week and wore it today! Love it!
Caitlin porter says
I would love to win!!!!! Also, love this blog post!
Steph G. says
Love the Nancy Raglan with a hood!
Brenda Schultz says
Love your creations!
K Sanders says
Looks great!! I love my Diane Joggers. I wear the ones I made constantly. I’m going to make more for myself and a pair for my sister.
Hard to find beautiful fabric in Australia. .. and it’s really expensive!!! Oh to dream..
J Reil says
Hoping to win pattern or credit so I can be sew Pinspired! ?
Molli Glowacki says
Love the look of your raglan! Great fabric combo!
I’m working on a nancy raglan for the sew pinspired contest!
Ellen C. says
I adore your raglan. Like wish it was in my size adore it! You did an awesome job!!!
You’ve inspired me to finally give the Nancy raglan a try! Great sews!
Shirley Cree says
love the ninja pattern…..
Karen Turner says
I love the Nancy Raglan pattern. It’s one of my favorites.
Katie Buchan says
Super cute! I need to try this one!
Ginger Nelson says
I love your dress! I’m inspired!
Marsha A. says
I’m just wanting to get any pattern to look like the pattern pictures- mashing patterns from pinspired things is beyond me!
Rachel Cotton says
I’m making my first maternity raglans now. Can’t wait to try it on.
Jayme L. says
I love the raglan hoodie. Thanks!
Ok I am now inspired to try a hoodie! Love your fabric choice and the floral/stripe combo. I now need to shop….
Love the hoodie! Not a huge floral person though so I’d likely choose something different for myself.
Love your hoodie and the fabric you used for it!
I just made my first Nancy Raglan. Now I need to make one with a hood!
tricia jones says
I love the hoodie t-shirt/top. Love the color combo.
Last week I made my daughter and me a Nancy Raglan without a hood. Now I want to try it with a hood.
This would make such a cozy and cute nursing top!
Jessica McBride says
I have really been working up my confidence in sewing. I was afraid to try new things but I have been working hard. I did a neckline I was proud of today and my husband said it was my best yet. The pieces are finally starting to click.
Michelle Bartholomew says
Super cute! I’d love to make that Nancy Raglan
It’s such a pretty pattern!! Thank you!!
Janet Velting says
That hoodie is gorgeous!
So pretty! I’m currently in the process of making my first garment for my husband – the half-time hoodie. Excited for a well fitting pattern that he’s excited about 🙂
I find 5 out of 4 patterns to be well-drafted and with many options. My kids love the Easy Tee, Halftime Hoodie, and Shenanigans. I’m going to sew up my first Nancy raglan this weekend
Stacey G. says
Making the Nancy right now! Added 10″ in length and making a nightie!
I want to make that hoodie!
I love winning! And I really really love ninja leggings in DBP from SSE! It’s a favorite for sure!
Meagan Raines says
That Nancy hoodie is amazing!
I would love to try the raglan and in a velvet with a cowl and loose long sleeves or maybe even peasant top sleeves.i love how you mix matched and they came out great.Awesome job
Virginia Mumford says
I can’t wait to try some of these ❤️?
You guys have the best ideas for us. Love the color choices and the cut of the fabric! BEAUTIFUL!!!!
I want to win! 😉 ;*
Love how comfy the resolution bra and tank pattern look! Definitely wanting to try this pattern soon in hopefully some new free sosewenglish Fabrics 😉
Yuri Moreno says
Love the hoodie!
I love the gray floral!
I love 5oo4 everything! And I love Fabric!!!! My next pattern to try is the Diane joggers! Really excited to see these up!
OMG I love the raglan pattern! <3 <3
Alyson Coleman says
Both turned out beautifully! I’m sewing up some Ninja Pants soon, and it will be my first 5oo4 pattern!
I love that floral and strip combo! So gorgeous?
Ashley Courville says
Love them all! ?
Erica N says
Now I need to get the Nancy Raglan pattern. That hoodie is awesome!
Cassie Purvis says
Both look so comfy and cute!!
Jennifer K says
I’d love to win!! The hoodie is awesome and the fabric choice is perfect. Love SSE.
Elaine Chamberlain says
Great job. Both are great. Winning would be great too!
Val Linley says
I love that raglan and hood! I need about 20 🙂 great Pinterest wins!!!! Love it!
Melanie Morin says
I love your patterns! The ninjas are my favorite! They fit so well ?
Love how the raglan turned out!!!
fiona hobson says
Would love to try this!!
Heather Broderick says
Would love to win, thanks for the opportunity ☺
I’d love to win!
Your patterns are so well drafted, I have had great results !
Melissa Dominguez says
I love the dress and the hoodie! Would love to make a bunch for myself. Just had a baby and Mamma needs a new wardrobe!
Love the fabric combo and the serged edge.
Elizabeth Gibbeson says
I love the tunic hoodie. Nice job on it.
Fantastic inspiration! Thanks!
Joan Ellis says
Adorable! I would love to hack the Nancy Raglan into a cardigan in a French terry. It is hard to find locally and you make it look cozy!
Love that! Thanks for giving me a chance to win!
I want to win!
These are both wonderful! I didn’t realize the Nancy raglan had so many options.
Color blocking is next on my list of techniques to try. Thanks for the inspiration!!
Natalie Speer says
Those are great patterns. I can’t wait to make them.
Im in love!
Heather H says
Love the floral and stripe hoodie!
I’d love to win and make a hoodie that’s like yours, maybe I get some extra hugs too 😉
Vivian Gosey says
These are beautiful!
Regan Appleby says
Love your blog!
Rhonda Bishop says
I love how you think outside the box!
I want to make the hoodie
Debbie Smallwood says
That hoodie is amazing! Making myself a hoodie is high on my list of sewing priorities
I would love to win!
You did a great job on your garments.
Jennifer Campbell says
A fall staple for any wardrobe!
Chelsea Weber says
Love contests!! I need to try out some of your patterns, actually.
These are so cute! I love the funnel neck on the Easy Tee dress!
Lisa I. says
Love the Nancy Raglan! It’s on my list to try…I’m new to sewing with knits! And I’d love to win!!!
Such a beautiful creation!
Thanks so much for the awesome ninja leggings pattern – so versatile and easy to follow.
I’d love to try the ninjas! I’ve heard the fit is great!
Kate Tomasone says
I need that hoodie!❤
I’ve been dying to try the Zen pants, but besides wondering if it’s above my skill level, my machine needs a tuneup before I start on any denim, (It’s been too long since I’ve had a pro tune-up, which are hard to find locally for my Elna and it’s never been a fan of layers of denim on it’s best days, not that I don’t love it, it’s the fav of all machines I’ve used or borrowed.)
Eventually, I may move on to the boardshorts which make a lot more sense for the weather here.
This looks super cozy! ?
I’ve made 2 pairs of Ninjas so and I LOVE them! It was the first time I’ve worn leggings in over 20 years.
Kat keen says
I don’t see my previous comment? My internet is boggy. Thanks for the giveaway!!
Amber Maple says
Love the Nancy raglan with the contrasting fabric. I like how the inside of good matches the sleeves. The pinspiration is a great idea and thanks for the ideas!!
Kara Johnson says
I haven’t actually sewn up a 5oo4 pattern yet but I plan to make some ninja pants soon! I love how you draft for a rectangular shape!
Love them all!
Jan Murry says
Thanks for all the inspiration!
Clarissa Hicks says
These are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!
Sharon Fox says
Love tee shirt hoodies
Love those stripes! I’m a stripe-aholic, lol.
The Nancy Raglan is so cute!
Oh, I so want to try the Nancy Raglan! – – These look so amazingly comfortable!
Allie schuur says
Absolutely gorgeous hoodie!
Shayna Kefalas says
This is adorable!
Cherry Parker says
I love ❤️ your patterns and frequent many of the sponsees! Your creations have inspired me to try some of my own. Thanks for the offer!!!
Amanda Page says
That floral is beAutiful!! I love the raglan hoodie too!!
Carol Gaultney says
You’ve just reminded and inspired me to use my 5OO4 Weekender Tunic pattern! For the summer I could not get enough of the 5OO4 Shenigans skirt. Better than buying at Athleta!
Jill j says
Love this and thanks for the inspiration
jenn granich says
Need a hoodie for the cold winter coming on and this looks perfect!
These look amazing! Great job!!
Very nice hoodie. Surely I want to win. Thank you for the giveaway
Natalie Gonzalez says
Oh I love this post so much!!
I love this pattern! Plus the fabric looks amazing!
I just got the weekender and can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for a great giveaway!!
sonya knepp says
I just got the weekender and am looking forward to trying it! Thanks for a great giveaway!
I’m making ninja leggings today for the first time! Love 5oo4 patterns ?
jessica fisher says
Sse French Terry is the best! So great for so many pinspirations!
So generous! Thank you.
Love the pattern and this fabric from SSE!