How many of us try to set up a deadline and never actually finished the project on time? I’m one of these sewists that really find it difficult to get things done on time. To be honest, it’s maybe more than a month for certain projects (or even a year) to get finished and modelled.
I’m scratching my head and really thinking if I will actually take part in the #sewmystyle challenge – one it’s sizing for most patterns (my hips are chunky and my back is short) and two, its timing.
Yes, know you can adjust patterns but there is only so much give on the patterns themselves before you have to move darts, calculate where else it needs to be adjusted and then “lose” it. There is definitely a couple of patterns from #sewmystyle I’d love to try. Maybe not pressuring myself to a deadline might be a wise decision. So many things tend to go wrong when I rush and material is precious!
My favourite Patterns from the #sewmystyle challenge.
The Toaster Sweater
I’m definitely thinking with going to try and kick my “never worked with jersey” box if I do this one.
These dresses just cry out at me! I love this style … yeah I will do this one. I personally like the back!
Dresses always get my appeal first – probably because I don’t have to think about separates until this blouse / such a lovely piece – yeah the dresses can wait on this one!
So after purchasing the “Bennett Dress” – I now see another Megan Nielsen dress that gets my heart pulsing!
I have the “Anna Dress” already, so I won’t have to get another – I love the look of this pattern – it’s screaming “make me, make me”!
So if I’m going to do any challenges, if may not be the whole thing unless miracles happen but st least I’ve tried some and hopefully can wear them too as well as maybe learn other sewing skills from them – who knows?!!
Another deadline and it’s coming to unveiling it very soon – is the little red dress.
You bet right, I’ve not even started cutting the pattern out! Argh – what is wrong with me! Then again, I have been rather busy with other life adventures and usually exhausted before I get even near the sewing machine! Mmmm, lets see if I can do this in a week, which will be interesting, very interesting!
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Love the post. Your choice are similar to mine as I’m only going to do the months where the patterns appeal to me.
I look forward to your projects.
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Hey Renata! Oh boy, I’m so glad I’m not the only one – phew! Thanks for reading my post!
As much as I like the idea of the Sew My Style Project…I’m like you, it takes me a long time to complete a project. Especially when you factor in blogging about it. I’ve already realised that I’m only really desperate to make a few of the 11 patterns anyway so may participate in month 1 and then dip in and out. In the meantime…I really hope you get your little red dress done. I’m rooting for you! And you’ll feel so proud to have achieved it. You could always make a late substitution and use a really simple pattern or an old fave that you know won’t need any fit adjustments. Go to it, and sew do it, Emma! 🙂
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Awww thanks Shirley- this weekend I’m going to cram as much in as I can!