Your Style Rocks! (I can’t even explain how cool this is)

4 Jan

I love the way the internet works. There I was on pinterest when I saw a cute dress come up.

Cute, non? Even better when I clicked through to the source and discovered it was a sewing pattern… a free sewing pattern – what can be better than that you ask?

Well, it’s part of a website called Your Style Rocks and this is where it gets really interesting. It’s a newish community which hosts a monthly design competition with members contributing their sketches around a theme, e.g. Wardrobe Essentials is the current brief. The winning design, as voted by the community, is then turned into a free downloadable sewing pattern!

In their own words:

“Here at Your Style Rocks! we think that individual, home-sewn fashion is so much more exciting than standard clothes you can buy in highstreet stores – which is why we offer you dress patterns to download and use for free. You have your own design ideas? Awesome! Share them with us in our monthly challenge. The style rated the most by our community will be published as next month’s free pattern. It could be your design that’s going to rock our fashion world next!”

The finer details:

  • The patterns are in RTW dress sizes US6-16/UK8-18/AUS10-20
  • They are available to print on A4 or A0.
  • They include the sewing instructions.
  • The patterns include seam allowance.
  • They are freaking amazing – check out the other designs below (click images for links).

Hurry over there to check it out!

(All images – yourstylerocks.com)

(Original pin via sara w.)

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the site, I just think they’re pretty damn neat.

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36 Responses to “Your Style Rocks! (I can’t even explain how cool this is)”

  1. mujerboricua January 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Great find and thanks for sharing. That Eva dress is so yum. I really love how it hangs. Another pattern to add to the ‘must make’ list!

  2. Susan Edwards January 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    What an amazing, amazing website – I’ve already joined and am excited to start using them. Thank you so, so much for sharing!!

  3. Dibs January 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    wow. and they are all free? thanks for introducing us to this. going to check it out now.

  4. Sølvi January 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Very cool! Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  5. Marie January 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Wow, wow, wow…thanks for sharing!!!

  6. ReadyThreadSew January 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    What an amazing find! Thanks for sharing.

  7. lin3arossa January 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Didn’t know they had a new pattern up, thank you! Also hav a look at this: http://everythingjustsew.blogspot.com/2011/07/returning-to-our-regularly-scheduled.html

    • lazystitcher January 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

      Oh awesome! Thanks for the link, hun!

  8. paige p @ luxperdiem January 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Thanks! Once I tackle grading up I’m gonna attempt the first dress!

  9. molly January 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    I’ve heard of this before and also thought it was really cool. They seem to be pretty slow at getting the new patterns out after a winner is chosen, but that’s totally understandable since some of the designs are super intricate.

  10. Seraphinalina January 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Very cool, thanks for sharing.

  11. Crystal January 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Great resource. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Alessa January 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Wow, cool site! Thanks for sharing!

  13. kristinm100 January 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Awesome find – off to check it out.

  14. Lisa January 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Wow thankyou so much for sharing this !!

  15. Lizz @ A Good Wardrobe January 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Wow – what an amazing find! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Mary January 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Stumbled onto your site, and love, love, love the eva dress. Must make one.

    Mary in Thailand

  17. CGCouture January 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    This sounds awesome! Thanks for the head’s up! 🙂

  18. Katy January 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Thanks for letting us know. I’m off to investigate – sounds good!

  19. Becky January 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    Those are fabulous! And some of the most original patterns I’ve seen in a long time. I’m especially eyeing that everyday tails one. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Judith January 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    What a brilliant find – you are clever! Now to head over to this site and have a peek…

  21. Kim January 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    It’s Kim here from Your Style Rocks! Thanks for featuring us and thanks for the kind comments everybody! A new contest has just started, so make sure you head over to our website and post your sketches – we’d love to see some more great designs to turn into sewing patterns… 🙂

    • lazystitcher January 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

      Thank you for creating such a cool community!

  22. Kat January 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Hey thanks for sharing! This sounds like an awesome site. I am going to check it out right now!

  23. eiremerald January 5, 2012 at 3:40 am #

    Wish they went up one or two more sizes. I’m not going to go through the hassle of sizing it up myself unless I know I will LOVE the result.

  24. Kazz January 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    OMG amazing discovery you have stumbled across, thanks for sharing lovely lady.

  25. sallie January 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Thanks so much for posting this! Just signed up and am so excited to get involved!

  26. prttynpnk January 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    oooh- great link! Thank you so much- I love the paperbag ensemble!

  27. Amy January 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    This is SO cool! Thanks for pointing it out.

  28. Claire (aka Seemane) January 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    Ahhh.. I had to download the Eva Dressas soon as I read your post (hehe!) 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  29. Kat H January 6, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    Oooh, how exciting! Thanks for the tip, going to go check it out now!

  30. oonaballoona January 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    i wondered about this site but the NYer in me thought it must be a scam. glad to see kim’s comment & thanks for linking it!

    • lazystitcher January 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      Hehe… I could totally see your designs kicking arse here Oona!

    • Kim January 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

      How odd… and also really interesting. It never occurred to us that people could think our site is a scam. May I ask why you thought that?

  31. Nikki January 14, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Cool, what a fab site and the Eva dress is to die for. So simple and elegant! I MUST download it to add to the pattern stash!

  32. peacockchic January 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up! That Eva Dress and Bolero are fab! I have already downloaded them. Thanks!

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