Saturday, October 12, 2013

Next Challenge

Thanks so much for your votes and support in challenge #4! Though I can't respond to all of your comments, please know that I read and value each one! (And some just crack me up!)

I made it through to the next challenge.

Challenge #5 has been posted. And, let me tell you, the competition is heating up. Though, in all honesty, I don't feel that I am really competing with other sewists. I am pushing myself and it's been great for my mojo. I really enjoy seeing what I can do with a challenge, even though I sometimes cringe on the first read through.

Let's take challenge #5, as a case in point:

Sewing a garment from a vintage pattern is challenging. The pintucks, pleats, and precise fit can be difficult to master. Choose a vintage pattern and modernize the piece. You can modernize your piece with styling, embellishment, or fabric.

You will be judged on difficulty, craftsmanship, how fashion forward your look is, and FIT!

Take your time, you will have two weeks to make it perfect!

This is definitely not my challenge! I am glad we have two weeks to complete it. I believe we were given an extra week because we have to secure a vintage pattern and, it's true, mine took several days to arrive. It arrived on Thursday and here it is, Saturday morning, and I have already made 4 quick muslins.

Yes, FOUR.

Why so many? I'll give you a clue. I have something that my competitors lack - a very full bust. And, despite the hype from movies and TV, that's not as much fun as it sounds.

I've been experimenting, and some of my experiments have not been an unqualified success.

Nevertheless, I am feeling hopeful and focused. And maybe a bit hungry. Time to run to the grocery store.

And, because I don't like to leave you empty handed, here is some eye candy. I was sent this link by a blog reader, and it's in French, but you can enjoy the pictures. If the item hasn't sold out, you can click and see more detail. (I forgot to ask S if I could share her name, so I won't for now. If it's OK, S, I will update the blog post. And thanks!)