Summer Fun Challenge

Last month I gave you all the opportunity to vote for this months sewing challenge theme. There were more than 850 of you that filled out the voter form to help me decide what to do for the June 2022 sewing challenge. In addition to this amazing voter turnout I award one of you (picked at random) $10 shop credit and one yard of FREE fabric from my kick-ass fabric selection. Congratulations to Jill on her big win and thank you to everyone who come out to pick their favorite theme.

The votes are in and I’m happy to announce this month’s sewing challenge theme will be Summer Fun! This theme won in a landslide by taking an overwhelming 40.7% of the votes. Thank you to everyone who voted. I hope to see you all participate in this month’s sewing challenge.

Challenge Description & Fun Twist

This challenge is rather simple. All you need to do is sew something using any Ragamuffin sewing pattern for yourself or someone else fit for a warm Summer day and get a picture of it while doing some sort of Summer activity. This is absolutely open to your interpretation and creativity.

Now, for the FUN part!
Sew and share your Ragamuffin Summer Fun Challenge entry while doing something silly or goofy. The weirder the better! Let’s make it a goal to make someone else smile when they see your creation. Think outside the box– make a gif, meme, short video… Whatever! This might be a sewing challenge, but it’s also a joy spreading challenge. Whatever you decided to create for this month’s challenge, be sure your having a good time while you do it.

Here’s the TWIST!
Up your sewing challenge game by turning your favorite Ragamuffin Pattern into swimwear! You can mash up or hack them any way you’d like, just as long as it still resembles one of my patterns in the end. 

Did you know there are several Ragamuffin Patterns that work well for swimwear? Just because a pattern doesn’t call itself “swimwear” doesn’t mean you can’t create an amazing beach or poolside worthy garment with little or no alterations to the original pattern. In some cases fabric choice is the only thing standing between you and a super cute swim suit or cover-up. The Bonnie pattern is a Ragamuffin fan favorite for swim tops. Coming in close second are the raglans from the Rebel collection. The Rebel patterns make terrific rash guards for the whole family.

Here’s some swim-spiration to get you going.

A few things to note before you get started

You MUST use a Ragamuffin Pattern for your Summer Fun creation. Using Ragamuffin Fabric is optional, but will earn you an extra entry into the giveaway. This challenge is open to any style garment you’d like. Meaning it doesn’t have to be the traditional “Summer” attire. If you happen to live in an area where it is not warm and sunny this time of year, that’s ok. Show us what sort of fun your seasonal sews are up to.

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.

How to submit your “Summer Fun Challenge” entry

  • Upload to the album in my Facebook group
  • Upload to the album in my MeWe group
  • Tag me on Instagram
  • Email me, your photo entry. Please use the subject line: Summer Fun

*The Facebook and MeWe albums will be available June 5, 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 on July 24, 2022. Voting July 25-31, 2022. The winners will be announced in August 2, 2022.

On your marks. Get set. Goooooo! I cannot wait to see all the fun and creative entries we are going to have for this challenge.

Voting and Challenge Has Ended

Thank you to everyone who participated. You all did an amazing job!

We have a winner for the Summer Fun Challenge!
Congratulations to Callie Hone (and her beautiful model) who created the Poolside Sweetheart using the newly released Sweetheart pattern. She won the overall vote earning 47.1% of the votes. Well done lady! You definitely deserve it. The winner of our random drawing for participation is Amber Tara. She use the Bombshell halter top & dress pattern to create two different looks, Hotel Bombshell & Beach Bombshell. Congratulations to both of you on your big wins. You’ll both be receiving an Edna surprise, 3 yards of fabric, & a $50 shop credit!

This challenge was supposed to end last month (June 30), but because I was super busy with the Sweetheart pattern release I decided to extend the deadline through the end of July. However, I still wanted to award those who turned in their entry photo on time and so I picked a random participant from those early (on time) entries to be win their own special prize pack, 3 yards of fabric & $25 shop credit. This winner is Krista Sivota. She created the super fun and made me literally laugh out loud, “That’s how I roll” Vegas Sundress.

Thank you to everyone participated.
These challenges are my favorite part of running Little Ragamuffin. I just absolutely love seeing the beautiful things you all create. To show my gratitude I’m giving everyone who participated in, but did not win, this challenge a $20 shop credit– YAY!

A huge thank you to everyone who voted.
I put all your names in the wheel of names, random name generator, and since there was such a huge turn out to vote I pulled two winners instead of one! Congrats to Danita Courtney & Crista Alvarez, you both won $10 shop credit & 1 FREE yard of fabric, USA shipping included ($5.50).

Claim your winnings!
To claim your prizes please email me, subject line “I won something awesome from you” or message me on Social Media (Facebook or Instagram). If you have own fabric, I will need your shipping address and wish list so please include that as well.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in this sewing challenge weather it was sewing something awesome or simply voting for your favorite. You are the one’s who make these challenges worth while. Well done!

Previous Sewing Challenges:
Last month’s upcycling challenge
Ugly Sweater Challenge
Date Night Challenge
Zombie Challenge

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