Little Ragamuffin’s 1st Annual Date Night Challenge

*Update with winners – scroll to the bottom*

Hello gorgeous! February’s sewing challenge is upon us! The Date Night challenge is nothing more than an excuse for you to get all dolled up & sew something jaw draping for yourself.

This challenge will run from February 1st-28th giving you a full month to create and take photos. Your work will be voted on so picture quality and creativity is something to keep in mind. If you need help or are looking for some fun new photography tips check out my Picture Perfect blog post.

A few things to note before you get started

You MUST use a Ragamuffin Pattern for your date night look. Using Ragamuffin Fabric is optional, but will earn you an extra entry into the giveaway. This challenge is open to anything YOU consider “date night.” Meaning it doesn’t have to be the traditional little black dress and fancy dinner with flowers and candy. If chillin’ on the couch watching Netflix and garbing your favorite take out is an ideal date night for you, then let’s see it! Heck if hanging out with your friends is date night for you, then go for it have a great time and make sure you create a Ragamuffin look to wear while you’re out with gal pals. Some of us date ourselves, yes this is a thing. If this is you, feel free to share where you go and what you do in your alone time, but make sure you’re wearing something you created with a Ragamuffin pattern.

There is no limit to this challenge except you and your creativity. You can make this challenge as intricate or basic as you wish. You may choose any style you’d like and any fabric you’d like. My shop is full of great options but there is no requirement to use Ragamuffin Fabrics for this challenge.

Let’s take a look at some Date Night examples

This dress sewn by the extremely talented Mariah Kathleen and is a great example of a a classic little black dress that’s an absolute perfect “Date Night” look.

She used the Cherry Bomb and my solid black cotton lycra to create this look. I would estimate she spent maybe an 45mins tops cutting and sewing this beauty.

See more of her work on her website,, & facebook group, Sew Reina VIP.

Here we have another stunning and brilliant example of a great date night look sewn by the wonderful and charming Callie Hone.

She used the Double Down Pattern and a fun solid black stretch crepe fabric (not from my shop) to create this stunning and classic look.

Now that you’ve been inspired by the beautiful work of these amazing seamstresses stop by my fabric shop to find that perfect fabric combo that screams “Date Night” to you.

Date Night Challenge Explanation (Clipity Clip)

How to submit your “Date Night” entry

  • Upload to the album in my Facebook group
  • Upload to the album in my MeWe group
  • Tag me on Instagram
  • Tag me on Twitter
  • Email me, your photo entry. Use the subject “Date Night Entry.”

*The Facebook and MeWe albums will be available February 1, 2022

Two winners will be selected from all the entries. One will be picked at random using the wheel of names a random name picker, and the other winner will be voted on by our Ragamuffin community. I will upload all the photo entries into a google form where it will be shared on social media, as well as sent out in our newsletter for voting.

What could you win?

Both winners will receive:

  • A super awesome prize pack from my Edna prize box (I have a ton of hard to find Edna Mode collectables ready to find a new home)
  • 3 yard mystery fabric pack
  • $50 shop credit to use as they wish on anything they wish (not valid for shipping expense)

Voting rules & guidelines

  • One vote per person
  • Please refrain from voter fraud (keep all voting to our online sewing community only)
    illegitimate/ fake votes may result in disqualification
  • You may share your work anywhere it’s allowed in order to gain more votes, but please
    keep all sharing to the online sewing community only– example: sharing in a yard sale group to ask for votes is no bueno
  • You may NOT vote for yourself

All entries must be submitted before 11:59pm PST February 25, 2022. Voting will begin February 26. The winners will be announced March 1, 2022.

Now, who’s ready to sew some super awesome Date Night Apparel?

Congratulations Erin Mosher our “Red Rose couple” for winning the Favorite Date Night Look vote. You and your hubby look super cute and really went for this challenge and the votes show! Way to go Erin & hubby <3

Our second winner was chosen through a random drawing from all participants. Congratulations Mariah Morales! She made the little black cherry bomb and the patriotic bralette.

Huge shout out to Callie Hone for make not one, but THREE amazing date night looks! Thanks you so much for all of your hard work.

Each winner will be emailed and notified via social media. Stay tuned for details on our next sewing challenge coming up April 1-30.

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