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Sew Love Takes DIY Fashion to the Next Level

Show the Scandars what's up your sleeve

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Your skort designs were promising back in Mrs. Gowetski’s home ec class.

Nowadays, you pay Mark’s Cleaners to rethread a single button.

Rediscover your glory days with Sew Love, a crowdsourcing platform for emerging and novice clothing and accessories designers.

Sisters Silvia and Sabrina Scandar created the business to overcome the obstacles fashion grads face when putting their passions into production. Thus far, the company has seamed ballet dancer-siblings Patricia and Jeanette Delgado’s tulip skirt and Grace Chow’s gauzy blouse.

To participate, follow this pattern: Submit an idea, via sketch or description, and vote for your favorite (yours, of course). Sew Love makes and sells the creation with the most fans, providing the designer a garment label and royalties from each item sold (prices range from $50 to $100).

Get inspired by themed challenges, such as the current Rising International pendant necklace design-off (proceeds benefit women in high-risk environments), which run every fifteen days.

Awaiting the winner keeps you on pins and needles.

Available at sewlove.co.

Photo: Courtesy of Sew Love