Alice in Wonderland Sewing Series!

Do you know Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the well known children book by author Lewis Carroll? It was later on turned into TV cartoons, a Disney movie, and a Tim Burton's movie too? This year marks the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland books and a group of amazing sewing bloggers all around the world thought it would be great to join the celebrations with... a themed sewing series

Alice's books and movies are full of amazing characters - the curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the smart and fun Cheshire Cat, the grumpy Caterpillar, the formidable Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter, the Humpty Dumpty on the wall, the Tweedledum and Tweedledee twins, among others. Alice's movies are full of colors and patterns, wonderful garments with lots of details - every thing a sewing blogger loves, right? :) 

This sewing series will take place this week - July 13-1920th. There will be about three bloggers posting their Alice's inspired creations each day. I will be publishing here everyday for the series with a teaser photo from the blogs posting on that day with links to their blogs where you can see all the details in their creations! 

Here is the line up:

Monday July 13th ||  Kid Approved  |  Call Ajaire
Tuesday July 14th ||  Sew Country Chick  |  Feathers Flights  |  StraightGrain
Wednesday July 15th ||  Sewpony  | As It Seams 
Thursday July 16th ||  Boy, oh Boy, oh Boy Crafts  |  Brooklyn Pattern Co.  |  Pienkel
Friday July 17th  ||  While She Was Sleeping  |  Girl Like The Sea
Saturday July 18th || Falafel and the Bee  |  Huisje Boompje Boofjes  |  A Jennuine Life
Sunday July 19th ||  Paisley Roots  |  La Inglesita  |  DoGuincho
Monday July 20th ||  Nearest The Pin  |  Falafel and The Bee (2)

I haven't seen them all yet but I can tell you already that the ones I have are going to be epic! 

Just in case you would like to know more about Alice in Wonderland books and the 150th Anniversary here are a few interesting links
  • You can read everything about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland story creation, the original illustrations, its author, and its two sequels - Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There - here
  • There are dozens of events happening this throughout the year all over the world. You can check the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – 150th Anniversary Homepage to see if there is any near you! 
  • There is one that I would love to go to, it is the "The Alice Look", an exhibition examining how Alice has influenced style and fashion over the past 150 years, taking place at the V&A Museum of Childhood, London, UK (more info here). Alice's Adventures have been inspiring Fashion and sewing for 150 years now! 
  • You can also check this wonderful article that shows some sewing patterns and fabric prints inspired by Alice in Wonderland. 

McCall's pattern #145 (source: Ebay)

There is going to be a great giveaway during this series - two winners will win 7 indie PDF patterns each!

All you have to do is to try your chance by entering the Rafflecopter below until July 25th (12 am, EST). Winners will be drawn randomly by Rafflecopter. (You must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway void where prohibited by law.)

Winner #1:

  • 1 pattern of choice from SewPony
  • The Paneled Suit pattern by Designs by Call Ajaire
  • 2 patterns from Paisley Roots
  • 1 pattern of choice form MadeIt 
  • The Bubble shorts pattern by DoGuincho
  • 1 pattern of choice from Brooklyn Pattern Co.

Winner #2:
  • 3 patterns of choice from Jennuine Designs
  • The Ishi Dress pattern and the Jaanu Dress pattern by StraightGrain
  • 1 pattern of choice from Compagnie M.
  • The Mulberry Tunic pattern by Kid Approved

A huge thank you to all these amazing sponsors who so generously are offering their patterns!
I personally recommend all of these patterns - if you search this blog you can find my versions of most of them - I can tell you they are some of the best out there!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure to stop by daily for this two weeks if you want to see some amazing sewing creations and some other fun stuff around Alice in Wonderland! I am going to be posting a few round-ups and ideas (books, patterns, birthday party, Alice's quotes, fabric prints, etc.). :) 

Happy sewing!


  1. What a wonderful theme Sara! I love Alice in Wonderland and has a child used to pretend I was Alice and my little cousin the Mad Hatter and have a tea party (but he wouldn't play for long). I read something about 150th celebrations, but had long forgot. Can't wait to see what's to come! :D

  2. I bet you are right! Can't wait to see what you are all going to make!

  3. Such a great theme! Congrats on your first series adventure!! Can't wait to see everyone's outfits.

  4. AnonymousJuly 13, 2015

    Brilliant idea! Can't wait to see everything :-)

  5. Such a great idea, Sara! So excited to see everything!!

  6. AnonymousJuly 14, 2015

    Are you sewing too Sara?

  7. I would love to win! I'm curious to see everything.

  8. Wow, wow wow, Sara, what a great idea for a sewing series. And what a fantastic group of bloggers! I can´t wait to see all creations!!

  9. Such a fun series! Miette and I have been reading Alice in Wonderland and it's so fun seeing all these great outfits!

  10. I come from Oxford in the UK, home of Alice in Wonderland and my hubs is an alumnus of Christ Church College which was the home of Alice Liddell the Alice of the books and Charles Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll. So I'm looking forward to this series:D

  11. Brilliant! I can't waot tp see what you lpvely ladies come up eith.

  12. Great theme, thank you

  13. Una idea fantástica para coser, que costuras más preciosas


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