From Stitch To Stage … Challenge!

Hello everyone!!

Well today I come to you with something that I’ve been cooking up for a while – a fellow sewing vlogger/blogger Zoe Sews mentioned last summer that she would love to design me a stage outfit and that seed planted an idea… a challenge to the whole crafting community to make OUTRAGEOUS stage outfits that they probably won’t get a chance to wear themselves but that I could show off for them on stage!! I admit that my husband came up with a similar idea a while ago but it didn’t sit easy with me until I got to know more about the sewing community and how supportive they are of not just my sewing but my music too. I have wanted to marry my two worlds for a while and the moment Zoe said that, and other sewists agreed I realised this was the best way to do it… so here is my challenge…

The chance to design and make the wildest, most eccentric stage outfit you could possibly imagine!

I have put together this webpage to tell you more – with info on the PRIZES, (they are AMAZING!!) the SPONSORS, inspirational images, T&Cs and my measurements of course!

Also here is a downloadable ‘Gabby Croquis’ for you to put down your ideas! It’s by an amazing illustrator called Sarah Hughes and I am besotted with how cute they are!

Here is a long(ish) rambling video all about it too and the reason why I’m starting this challenge:


I hope you are excited to try something completely different,  maybe team up, think outside the box and make something showstopping! The only rule is it has to handmade – other than that anything goes!! (But do check the T&Cs!)

I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU COME UP WITH!

Please feel free to throw ANY questions at me – here or email me gabberdashery@gmail.com

Sew much love, encouragement and excited anticipation,

Hello I’m Gabby! When I’m not singing with my band 'Gabby Young' I’m mainly sewing, dreaming about fabrics, patterns or knitting and vlogging or blogging about it all! Come join me! Xox Gabby

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