March 25, 2014

Staying On Track In April

I know that March isn't over yet but there is just so much going on in April, I can't keep it all in my head. I have to write it down. So here goes:


Challenge Create: Adult Edition is a 4 week challenge.... It's calling me. Anyway, I keep wondering if I really want to do this challenge, as a sew-along, and I keep "having" to visit their page to read and re-read the themes. So, instead of doing that, I'm going to just keep track of things here:

Week 1: Nature Inspired - I'm leaning toward a purse made from a beautiful purple and blue floral scrap. (here)

Week 2: Refashion - There is that curtain panel that has been begging to be a peplum top... but I'm sure there is just Not enough fabric for it. (finished the curtain refashion and a skirt refashion)

Week 3: "Hint of" Vintage - Hmm, maybe this fits right in with my already planned outfit for the month?? I'll be posting about that later.

Week 4: De-stash Time - I do have a cute plaid that would look great as a skirt.

Now this is a 4 week challenge that starts on Monday March 31st and goes until Sunday May 3rd... but I'm a bit confused because that's 5 weeks??? Oh well, I'll just have to wait and see what's going to happen.
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Then there is the Sewing Double Challenge from The Monthly Stitch. That's an easy one. You just sew two of something or a second of something that you've already made. I was going to sew cloche hats but now I think that I'm just going to wait and see if anything comes up on it's own... as things seem to do with me. :)

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Lastly (or perhaps it's not really lastly, another challenge may come along), Pattern Review is having their Bargainista Fashionista contest. Basically you are going for a designer nock-off.... but I may do a designer inspired piece. I'm thinking about a cute plaid (mentioned in the week 4 de-stash above) that would look cute as a jagged-front, asymmetrical skirt that was all the rage last summer. Amazingly enough, I can't find it anywhere now that I actually want to know what it's called and who made it. Lol, figures!
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On top of all of that there is the Make A Garment A Month challenge that I just found. (See, I knew there would be another one sooner or later) Really, If I can accomplish those challenges above, this last one is already finished and just becomes a relaxing time of sharing... Aww, that sounds really nice!


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I suppose that I should plug my own challenge as well. This one is another easy, peasy one. Take 30 minutes each week and make something from scrap fabric.... I have a huge stash that needs a trim. :)

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I'm exhausted from writing/reading this post. I guess my sewing frenzy has begun anew for this year. My biggest problem now is remembering that I Don't Have to participate in any/all of these if I don't want to. but, but, but, they offer so much motivation and inspiration.....

Happy sewing to all of you!

4 comments:

  1. Sometimes it's good to push yourself to a limit, just to see how far you can actually go. But don't forget to have fun in the mean time!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, for the encouragement. :)

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  2. Wow you have a lot to keep you busy in April - best of luck especially with the Challenge Create! Will be great to see how it went!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Cheryn. Unfortunately, I didn't keep up with all of that... the beautiful weather drew me away from my machine. :)

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