July Challenge (4 the occasional sewer)
Some time ago (about 250 messages or so =)), I posted a challenge to those sewing enthusiasts who absolutely love the craft, but find that life oftentimes has other plans that don’t quite gel with our intended sewing endeavors.
As a full time worker and caregiver to an ill parent, I found little time to sew (let alone do anything else). So, I challenged people like me to start a (or continue a previously started) project and take small steps toward its completion. From cutting the pattern on Monday, to pinning it on Wednesday, and not time having until Saturday to cut it out – each small step forward presented a goal within reach. Before I knew it, I had made curtains and sheers for my den, repainted my den, made a valance for my office window, recovered a footstool, and even helped my mom make a skirt and tank top for her! (I totally forgot to tell you all about that!! I’ll have to post some pictures later.)
Anyway, the primary purpose of the challenge is to keep moving forward, no matter the pace of the size of the step. What has happened over time is that we (the partcipants) have developed a sincere friendship coupled with respect and admiration for all that we have to contribute. I can not speak directly for all of the participants, but I am pretty confident that we all feel the same about each other in that we feel supported and encouraged. So, without further ado, I invite new participants to join us for our ~ monthly (every 5 weeks…or so…=) ) challenge. The inspiration and optimism demonstrated by the members of this challenge is nothing short of remarkable.
Here is my goal for July:
I joined the wardrobe contest on Pattern Review (10 garments as 1 complete wardrobe in 3 months). Considering that there is one month left, it looks doubtful that I will complete all 10 garments. But, I do have a plan for all 10 garments so the rest is fitting and sewing. The first garment is Kwik Sew 2788-B which is almost complete. Next on the cutting table is a simple A-line skirt using a geometric print and a New look pattern whose number I don’t have in front of me. Future garments for the month include: Kwik Sew 2694, Simplicity 4698, and another version of Kwik Sew 2788.
Join us and share your July goal(s). I think you will enjoy!