Friday, September 20, 2013

The Next Challenge!

I want to thank everyone who voted for me in the first challenge! I truly appreciate your support.

I made it through to week 2! Several of my fellow contestants have already posted details about our second challenge, but in case you haven't seen it: We are to purchase and sew the Salme Yoke Dress, which is a digital download:

While I am sure that there are mothers in their mid 50s out there that could rock this dress, I am not one of them! I can see this dress on one of my daughters (ages 18 and 20), but I would never wear it as designed. Even if I could wear that silhouette, there is no activity in my life that requires that style of dress.

Thankfully, we have been given permission to modify the pattern so that it reflects our personality.

I hope to make this pattern into a garment that I will love and wear!

However, this has been a crazy busy week for me, mostly with extra responsibilities at work, but also with some activities outside of work. For example, DD1 leaves for university on Saturday morning and needed some "mom" time. How could I possibly say no to that? As a result, I now have to play catch up!

I am pretty excited about this challenge. So far, at least, this competition has been stimulating my creative juices, though it is sad to lose fellow contestants.

I don't like to leave you empty handed so, until I post my entry in challenge #2 on Sunday or Monday, enjoy this bit of eye candy!