Welcome to the Creative Machine Newsletter “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Rules” Modular Vest Challenge. Late last fall, members of the Creative Machine Newsletter discussion group (also hosted by Threads; scroll down our home page to get there) gave themselves the challenge of making modular vests.
They debated the definition of modular, but decided to leave it pretty loose: the general concensus was that pattern pieces should be basically geometric shapes, and could (though were not required to) be joined using unconventional seaming techniques. From there, pretty much anything was allowed, as long as the garment was completed by February 15th.
Now that that date is approaching, we’re setting up this section of our photo gallery for CMN vest photos. Challenge takers can post any time they like starting now, and anyone who wants to see the vests may take a look. If you’re participating and don’t want to spoil the surprise, we suggest you wait till the deadline before looking through the pictures. I don’t know if I’ll be able to wait–but on the other hand, I’m still in the design stages of my own vest, and perhaps should hold off till I’ve made some actual progress!
To post photos, click reply to this message, and you’ll be presented with a text box. Type in whatever you like–name, description of your vest, possibly tell us about your inspiration and process–then scroll down farther till you see the purple “attach files” button. Click there and follow instructions. It’s easy–at least it was last time I did it. If you have problems, let me know and I’ll get our SYSOP to step in and lend a hand.
You’re in for a real treat, so enjoy!