Shenanigans Sewalong: Day 1

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You asked. 5oo4 delivered…

The Shenanigans Skort is a quick, easy sew with a ton of options, and it is perfect for summertime fun – at the park, on the court or field, even lounging poolside! In just 15 sewing minutes per day you will have a lovely new me-made to proudly wear this weekend.  Thanks for joining us for the Shenanigans sewalong!

Here’s how to join in the F-U-N:

  • Visit the blog everyday this week for sewalong details.
  • Sewalong each day as follows:
    • Monday: Purchase and prepare pattern pieces.
    • Tuesday:  Cut fabric.
    • Wednesday: Sew shorts.
    • Thursday: Sew skirt.
    • Friday: Attach shorts, skirt, and waistband.
    • Saturday: Picture Day (or catch-up day)!
    • Sunday: Submit final photo.
    • Monday: WINNERS announced!
  • Join the 5oo4 FB Page. Participants are encouraged to post in-progress photos, ask for help and advice, and help others throughout the week on the daily FB post thread…(psssst…there may be daily participation prizes involved).
  • Share your finished photo in the Shenanigans Album for an opportunity to win a PRIZE!
  • WIN! We have lovely (and gracious) sponsors for the Shenanigans sewalong! Please be sure to visit their websites and/or Facebook pages in appreciation!

THANK YOU for donating these AMAZING prizes:

$50 Shopping Spree at Sincerely Rylee

$30 Shopping Spree at So Sew English

$25 Shopping Spree at True North Fabrics

C/L Textile Pack from Pink Zeppelin Fabrics

FREE Patterns from 5oo4 Patterns

Let the SEWALONG begin!

Sewalong Day 1: Planning and Preparing Pattern Pieces

Step 1: Purchase your pattern. Save 20% with coupon code SEWALONG (code valid June 24, 2017 – July 2, 2017).

Step. 2: Choose your options; this pattern offers many ways to personalize your skirt/skort/shorts:

  • Three Skirt Lengths
  • Three Rises
  • Optional Shorts with four inseam lengths
  • Two Pocket Options
  • Optional Flounce at Skirt Hem.

Step 3: MEASURE your body then choose the best size(s) for a custom fit for YOUR body.

Step 4: Print and assemble your pattern. Now is a good time to make initial adjustments to your pattern pieces for the best fit, i.e.: grading between sizes if needed. And remember to always check your 1″ square BEFORE taping and cutting.

Step 5: Cut your pattern reflecting any fit adjustments you made in Step 3.


Congratulations! You finished Day 1 of the Shenanigans Skort Sewalong!

Please be sure to visit the blog for Day 2…it’s all about FABRIC!

Psssst. Did you pre-wash your fabric yet? If not, hurry, get it in the wash, so you are ready for tomorrow!

  1. Brenda

    Yeah! So excited for this…I have already jumped ahead and cut out my fabric!

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