Meet Judy

Judy Ross in her epic dress

#SewColourBlocking #SewColorBlocking

Judy is managing this challenge with Sheila and Sue

July SewOver50 challenge: Colour blocking forces you to use bits of fabric. You are challenged to work within limited constraints. You may have precious fabric you really want to use.

Judy talks about #SewColourBlocking #SewColorBlocking

This challenge allows you to use fabric that you really want to plough into with a definite plan. This is an open-ended challenge that is open to everyone.

Take part in the July challenge from Sewover50 – #SewColourBlocking #SewColorBlocking

It’s a great way to add fun to your wardrobe, use up remnants, refashion unworn garments and simply have fun being creative. You can most certainly put up a new post about an older garment #so50reworn


  • open to all sewists
  • plain colours only (no patterned prints)
  • the challenge runs from July 1 to July 31
  • garments only
  • a new post of your make – it can be #So50reworn
  • use either tag – #SewColourBlocking #SewColorBlocking

What will your colours be? vibrant? monochromatic? tonal? subtle?

Make sure you welcome aboard and thank Judy @judywillimentross who will be managing this challenge. You can find Judy’s podcasts here with her team Sheila and Sue.

Tuesday 17 May 2022: Judy talks about her Op shopping rules.

Op shopping for fabric needs to the thoughtfully done
Judy buys men’s dress pants that are on clearance at Op shops.

Tuesday 19 April 2022: Judy @judywillimentross is well known for her epic dress and now her hexi coat.

Judy talks about the epic dress and hexi coat

She discusses her father’s influence to recycle resources and her role at Glowing Sky, as the company also has Judy’s values regarding resources.

Have a listen to the markers Judy sewed in the epic dress, she commenced sewing on the first day of lock down in New Zealand in 2020.

There were quite a few wee highlights Judy talks about in this podcast about the epic dress and her latest hexi coat. One wee highlight was Judy’s epic dress was in the top 9 for SewOver50 in 2021, next to Esme of Great British Sewing Bee. That really is an impressive accomplishment.

Can you see why Julie was a wee bit excited?

Keep an eye out for Judy’s next podcast where she runs through her op shopping rules. You’ll learn how Judy’s garment choices are guided by not adding to landfill but also ensuring clothes that are needed in the community, stay in circulation.

Judy made the front page news with her epic dress


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