One Week One Pattern is back!

September 29th 2017

I’m almost bursting with excitement as I type this, but One Week, One Pattern, also affectionately known as OWOP is back! The brainchild of Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons, who launched it in 2012, it was then run by Handmade Jane in 2014 and Hannah from Cinderellis Sews last year and this year they’ve kindly handed the baton over to me!

OWOP One Week One Pattern

It’s such a brilliant challenge, and has proved popular each time it has run, so I’m delighted we can launch it now for 2017. Previously it has run in March and September, but this year it will be running at the end of November, so you’ll all have a new season to undertake the challenge in.

For those of you who don’t know what OWOP is all about, here’s the lowdown; One Week, One Pattern is a photo challenge to try and get as many sewists as possible making the most out of their sewing patterns, by wearing garments made from ONE pattern for ONE week. This might be your favourite pattern you’ve made in lots of different fabrics, it might be one or two garments from the same pattern that you want to style in different ways, or you could be a pattern hacker who’s used the same pattern to make lots of different versions. The beauty of the challenge is that it’s totally up to you to choose which pattern and how you interpret it.

Here are some handy FAQ’s to help you decide whether to sign up (Pssst there’ll be prizes!)

When is OWOP 2017?
Saturday 25th November – Friday 1st December 2017

Who can join in?
Anyone! From complete beginners wanting to get more wear from their first makes, to more experienced sewers who love a Frankenpattern and want to get hacking or show of their me-made wardrobes.

What pattern can I use?
It’s totally up to you to choose! You can use an indie pattern, a big four pattern or even your favourite vintage pattern. It could be a pattern you’ve made lots of times, or one that’s been gathering dust and needs a little love. The only thing you have to commit to, is to make it part of your outfit for seven days!

Do I need lots of versions to take part?
You decide! If you’ve only made one skirt so far, you could take on the challenge and style it a different way each day. If you’ve got the same pattern in lots of different fabrics, you could wear a different one everyday of the week! If you’ve got a pattern you’ve hacked, you might wear all or some of the versions.

Do I need to panic sew a whole weeks wardrobe for OWOP?
No! Absolutely not! The aim of OWOP is to show of the versatility of sewing patterns, and the creativity of the sewing community. You don’t have to sew up anything new to take part if you don’t want to. As we’ve said, we’ll be uber impressed if you can style one garment in seven different ways and not spill your lunch down yourself! If you do want to add to your handmade wardrobe, then maybe OWOP can give you a reason to look at your patterns in a different light or tempt you to use that fabric you’ve been stashing.

How do I actually take part?
You sign up following the info below, then when Saturday 25th November 2017 rolls around, you take a pic of yourself in your handmade OWOP outfit each day. You can post on Instagram and use the hashtag #OWOP17 or if you’re not on Instagram, we’ve set up an OWOP17 Facebook Group which you can post into, or if your feeling particularly social you’re very welcome to post in both. The most important thing is that you sign up below first, as we’ll be cross referencing prize winners with the sign up post.

If you don’t want to post a pic of you actually wearing your outfit, that’s totally OK too. You could style it on a dummy, hanger or do a flat-lay on the floor.

I’m in! How do I sign up?
Leave a comment on this post with the following details:

Pattern company + pattern name + garment type (garment type can be hacked so just the original version is fine!) If you want to take part but don’t know what pattern you want to use, that’s fine, just put TBC.

Eg – Tilly and the Buttons, Coco, Dress

Please also say how you’ll be participating, either Instagram or Facebook and if it’s Instagram we’ll need to know your Instagram handle.

Can I post on my blog?
Yes please do! Feel free to share your thoughts, tell people you’re participating and share your outfits during OWOP 2017. If you could link back to this post so others have the full details on how to join in themselves that would be great.

So there you have it! I hope lots of you will join in with OWOP 2017, it’s such a great way to show of the creativity that the sewing community is just bursting with. There’ll be guest posts over the next few weeks to give you some inspiration and ideas, and we’re also compiling an AMAZING collection of prizes – more details to follow!

Sign up or ask any questions in the comments section below.

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  • Republique du Chiffon – marthe blouse – top – on Instagram @thimblebee 🤗🤗

  • Great idea. I am in with Colette Patterns Mabel skirt. On IG as @wakeymakes. Thanks for hosting this K xXx

  • Such fun! I think I might use The Grainline Studios – Scout Tee – Top, I’m over on Instagram as @sew_dainty 💕 Thanks for organising Sheona xx

  • Pauline Alice – Aldaia Dress – Dress – @amanda_isewalot

  • This sounds like so much fun – count me in! I’m probably going to go for the Pauline Alice Cami dress but put me down as TBC, just in case I change my mind. Instagram: @daniartgeek

  • This will be sew much fun!
    Tilly and the Buttons Cleo of course! 😍
    On instagram @sewkipp

  • Sounds fun, count me in! On Instagram @sandysews61, pattern to be determined, possibly the Orla dress.

  • Patterns for Pirates, Slim Fit Raglan, Raglan tee.

    Instagram: _stitchesandseams_

  • Grainline studio – linden sweatshirt

  • I’m going to have a go at two as I’ve been wanting to do this in previous years, but circumstances haven’t allowed.
    I’m going to try:
    Muse patterns Jenna cardigan
    Made by Rae Washi dress
    I’m vicky.carrie on Instagram.
    Thank you!

  • […] Saturday 25th November to Friday 1st December. For full details and to sign up have a look at the Sewisfaction blog (and perve over their gorgeous fabric […]

  • McCalls, 7660, top
    Insta and Facebook (@insidethehem)

    So excited!

  • What a fantastic idea! I’m thinking of going with the Sew Over It Betty Dress, and will be sharing on Instagram @theskintedsewist

  • I’m so excited for this! Pattern tbc, will be on Instagram @topstitchrollhem. Thank you for hosting!

  • I’ll totally join!!
    Still not sure of which pattern! TBC
    I’ll participate via Instagram – @jujusews

  • This should be fun – I’ve been meaning to get some more sewn so this will be a good incentive. Mccalls 2401 (now out of print having been in print for over 15 years) – shift dress. On instagram I’m stubbornstitcher123

  • Sew much fun! Put me down as tbc. I’m @sewpractical on Instagram. Thanks for gathering us for this project.

  • Fun, I’m in! Pattern TBC, on Instagram as @thimble.pleasures

    Thanks for hosting this year, Sheona!

  • I’m in on Instagram @coraannb
    Not sure of the pattern yet so TBC
    Something summery as it’s hot here in Thailand!

  • Colette Monetta dress. Instagram handle @thesewingnanny

  • I’m thinking Lady Skater (dress), but could change for Gable top or Emery dress, let’s see. I’m knitting_owlette

  • Hello!! I’m taking part. I will go with the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top and maybe even the Colette Patterns Zinnia skirt as well.

    My instagram name is @likesewamazing

    Yay – looking forward to it!

    Sarah x

  • I’m always up for a challenge! I’ll go with in the Sew to Grow Sweet Summertime Dress, as being in New Zealand were (hopefully) heading towards summery weather.
    On Instagram as sue13sews

  • Sew over it, Ultimate trousers – on IG as @silverluna88

  • Tilly & the Buttons – Bettine (probably!) – dress – on Instagram @solaurasews

  • Named Clothing – Helmi tunic/trench blouse – dress & top! Chloe – On instagram as @buttonandneedle. I’ve been waiting for this!

  • Perfect chance to finally try some hacking skills! Sew Over It, Ultimate Shift Dress, dress. On IG @figgyj21

  • TBC… can’t decide!!!
    On IG:

  • I’m in. Not sure of pattern so TBC.
    On Instagram @cjayne613.
    Thanks for hosting !

  • This sounds fantastic can’t wait to take part. Will have to have a think about which pattern to use so I’m TBC at the moment! It’s great that we get a December date in too, might squeeze in a cheeky Christmas number!!!
    I’ll be joining in via Instagram where Im @sewmuchtolearn

  • I’m in. Pattern is the Jennifer Lauren Handmade The Gable Top. I will post to Instagram @60feetdolls and hopefully FB too if I have time.

    Thanks for organising😻

  • Er I *think* it will be the sewaholic Granville but don’t hold me to That!

  • I would love to do this, not a brilliant dressmaker but keen to learn. Debby

  • Helen’s Closet, Blackwood Cardigan, Cardigan! I’ll be sharing on Instagram @seasaltstitches and will do a round-up on my blog afterwards,

  • I would like to take part in OWOP2017.
    I will be using Liesl and Co Gallery Tunic/dress via IG where my name is @ediefox79
    Thank you for organising this.

  • Oh sounds like fun! I’ve a tiny stash….and a Linden waiting to be used. Perhaps that’s the one. But please just call me TBC for now. I’ll post on IG @ffynant and on blog.

  • Hmm, well, definitely a dress pattern, but maybe with a twist?
    Pattern TBD
    I’ll be on Instagram, @ridgelygriffin

  • Super excited! Last year I participated with Tilly’s Delphine skirt pattern and had a blast 😄. This year I think I’ll be using Simplicity 8019, it’s a vintage reproduction skirt pattern that I’m currently obsessed with. As an added challenge I may also do vintage Butterick 3286 a quick pullover top from the 1960’s 😊. I’ll be posting on Instagram – @akramsideas

  • Pattern-TBC
    My Instagram handle is @nique_et

    Thank you for hosting

  • OOh, I’m game. 🙂 The easiest one for me to do, will be the Archer.
    Grainline Studio, Archer Button-up, Top
    On Instagram as @toastedthread

  • Tilly and the button , agnes, knit shirt. Instagram


  • Hi! I choose the Megan dress, by Tilly and the buttons. This will be so much fun! Thank you!!! My instagram account is @acornkiss. ♥

  • Thanks for organizing! I’m in! Probably with the Agnes top from Timmy and the buttons or sweat Courcelles from cozy little world, I have so many ideas, probably better to sign up as TBC! I’ll post on Instagram @boutonsetbobines

  • Hello Sis! probably will be going for the Pauline Alice Aldaia dress and a maybe top hack too! (IG @suzysewfar) xxx

  • Cashmerette – Concord T-shirt – t-shirt – on Instagram @tomkatstitcherycarmel

  • So excited about this! Still undecided so many great patterns to choose from – TBC – you can find me over on Instagram @oh_so_she_sews . Thanks for hosting! 🙂

  • Looking forward to this! Going to try and make a couple more before then. I’ll be using TATB Agnes Top and posting on instagram. My name is @romy.kate 🙂

  • I’m in with a basic pants pattern made from my own pants block. On IG as

  • I’m in if I can think of a good pattern to use that will be work appropriate 🙂 is on instagram @handmadebyfreya

  • This sounds like so much fun! I will be using either the Tilly and the Buttons Cleo dress or the Cocowawa Crafts Chestnut top/sweater but put me down for TBC, as I might change my mind. I will be on instagram I_seam_sew_happy_xx Thank you x

  • I’m quite new to sewing but I’d still like to take part…
    … I think. Eeekk!

    I’m *thinking* of sewing New Look 6808 (but don’t hold me to that)

    My instagrm handle is @SianSews

  • BlueGingerDoll, Winifred, Dress

    I’m @Madscouser (aka The Purple Stitched) on Instagram and will prob join the FB group too 😊

  • I’m in with the seamline Astoria top 💕 been hacking this one for a while now 😜 IG jenlegg4

  • […] top. It was one of the most read posts on the old blog so it would be a shame to lose it, and with One Week, One Pattern coming up it would be a great pattern choice! Excuse the old, indoor […]

  • I’m in! I didn’t do it last year (can’t remember why not) and I missed it ☹️

    I think my pattern will have to be the Shell top by Claire-Louise Hardie, from the third GBSB book Fashion with Fabric. I might even try working on a couple of those hacks I’ve had in mind.

  • Tbc on instagram @creativemrse

  • Colette Laurel, dress and top, instagram @maggiecawthorn

  • Sounds like fun! I definitely would like to take part. TBC, for now 🙂 Instagram account: @houseofgroff
    Thank you for organizing!!

  • I’d never heard of this before but it sounds fantastic!
    Sew Over It- Penny Dress- Dress- on instagram @sewbethany

  • Ok, when I thought about this challenge it made me nervous so I sat back but now that I’ve just made my first Ogden Cami by True Bias I’m totally pumped!! So sign me up.
    @mlemaust on IG
    Ogden Cami – top

  • I’m in!!! I will be using the Seamwork Astoria Sweater Top. Can’t wait to see everyone’s makes! Happy sewing!
    Instagram: @sewbytheseaside

  • This sounds really fun! I’m still not sure which pattern yet so TBC. I will be joining via instagram @sewingunaffiliated
    Thanks for putting this together! 🙂

  • Count me in! Not 100% sure what pattern I’ll be using yet, but probably the Jennifer Lauren Gable top. I’ll be taking part on Instagram – I’m @nightingaleanddolittle

  • […] this year using the Agnes as my chosen base pattern. If you haven’t heard of it, Sheona from Sewisfaction is running this year’s challenge, and sewists are tasked with wearing one pattern for one […]

  • Looking forward to this! I will have a go with – McCalls M6696, Shirtdress – and post on Instagram as @hyacinthbloom

  • Emmeline T-shirt, The Little Tailoress, top, Instagram,

  • So excited about this! Not sure which pattern I’m going to use yet. Maybe the Blackwood cardigan or the Agnes tee. I’m on Instagram @thenestingcrane

  • Tilly and the button coco instagram @rachy_c89

  • I never felt like I had enough garments from the same pattern to participate in this until now. Thanks to an obsession with the Tilly and the buttons Agnes top, I definitely now can. I love that pattern so much. I’ll post on Instagram @ cathywafs

  • So exciting! I’m definitely taking part, I’m not sure which pattern I’m gonna use yet, maybe the ultimate shift dress? We’ll have to see 🙂
    My IG is @athinakakou
    Pattern TBC

  • This may not be the most seasonally appropriate choice, but Megan Nielsen Brumby Skirt
    IG @kayjaymorrison

  • I’m in and will be using McCall Pattern 6886 hacked into different styles. I’ll post on Instagram @naturaldane

  • I’m in. TBC on pattern. Posting in Instagram as @antoinettemcnulty

  • Oh this is SO exciting!!! This will make me get my things out of the closet and look pretty every day for one week!!! LOL!!! I work at home so I am typically dressed in exercise pants and a T. LOL!!! My hubby will wonder where I am going!!! LOL!!! I’m leaning towards New Look 6529 tunic and pants.
    I will post in both face book and instagram. I am kjlouisi on instagram.
    Pattern: New Look 6529

  • Awesome idea! I’m participationg with the Megan Nielsen – Rowan – Top – my Instagram name is dont_dream_it_sew_it

  • Yes I’m in. Not sure which pattern but maybe The Fen Dress by Fancy Tiger
    I IG @seams_good_to_me

    Great idea, looking forward to seeing what everyone makes.

  • Love this idea! And excited to connect with you all in the sewing community! My pattern is TBC, I have a few in mind, so will have to lock one in soon! My Instagram account is @sewing_in_squares

  • I’m in 😊! Pretty sure I’ll be using Made for Mermaids, Mama Ava, tee/tunic since I’ve been making a lot of those lately 😆!
    Oh, and I’ll be posting on Instagram, @onepatternatatime

  • I’m in for the OWOP 2017 challenge! Using Vogue 7063 basic blouse pattern. Posting on Instagram as @abbymats. Thanks for organizing!

  • I’m in! I’m so pleased someone is organising this again, I was just wondering about it a few weeks ago.
    I *think* I’ll use the Grainline Studio Linden pattern because I’m quite into sweatshirts at the moment.
    I’ll share on Instagram @pocketforsweets.
    Thanks, Sheona 🙂

  • […] challenge which is taking place at the end of November, you will find a blog post all about it here on the Sewisfaction Blog as Sheona is hosting this year’s […]

  • This sounds super fun! I’m doing tilly and the buttons Dominique- skirt because I Am new to sewing clothes and love how my first one turned out!! Instagram @lisa_sews_

  • I already made several versions of Vogue v9253 this summer so this is perfect! Thank you for hosting and I look forward to seeing everyone’s makes.

  • I would like to be a part of this challenge please. Pattern TBC. I am on Instagram
    Thanks in advance.

  • Grainline Studio – Archer – shirt

    I’m @hi.hilde over on Instagram.

  • I’m going typical me with the Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt and will be taking part through instagram (@the_catsoutthebag) 🙂 thanks for organising Sheona x