You may notice that there are some new buttons on my blog. Yes, I’m participating in Made Me March 2011, the Craft Book Challenge and Sewing Through the Decades. Whenever I can, I will definitely try my best to fit these into TSW themes.
Made Me March 2011
Wow, how time flies! Self-Stitched September was more than four months ago and how that has changed my life! I’m in self stitched outfits every weekend, I am wearing dresses very frequently, I wore at least one self stitched garment a day throughout my Shanghai and Phuket vacations, for the lunar new year period and am looking at incorporating these pieces I’ve made into my weekdays wardrobe while playing chauffeur to my lil prince and princess. Here’s my Made-Me March 2011 commitment:
I, Adey, The Sew Convert, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-March ’11. I endeavour to wear
at least one handmade piece of clothing each day for the duration of March 2011′
I still don’t feel absolutely ready to commit to entire outfits daily yet. Hopefully, I’ll be ready by SSS 2011.
I am seriously lagging behind the Pendrell sewalong! I’ve only just settled on the fabrics, both knits. The red pear knit is the muslin fabric I will be using and which I am hoping will become a wearable one. Hopefully, these will become my wardrobe staples this March and beyond 🙂
Sewing through the Decades
This is a fantastic initiative to create garments from patterns through the decades. My target is to sew two outfits per decade from 1930s-1970s. I’ve shortlisted the patterns below but am leaving some options open for the second garment from 1940s-70s.
The Craft Book Challenge
Last but not least, the craft book challenge. The aim of this challenge is to make the most of the craft books sitting on the shelves. My original target was to complete a piece a month from craft books and magazines I already have before buying more. However, I realized that I might sew a few a month and none the other depending on TSW themes so I am going to be more lenient to myself. My revised target is to sew 12 items from craft books and magazines this year before further purchases.
Last year, I categorized Made Me items according to garment types. This year, I will be categorizing them based on these 4 challenges under the Made Me 2011 page. Think I’ve got myself fully committed for the year! What about you? Have you signed up for any sewing challenges this year?
Have a super-duper cosy valentines’ my friends and do stay tuned for my valentines’ dress which will be posted Friday PST!
I love the 50s dress so much, it’s gorgeous. Good luck with all your challenges!
It’s the year of the sewing challenges!! I’m already signed up to Me Made March and the Craft Book Challenge, but now you’ve got me all inspired to do the Sewing Through the Decades as well. Fun! 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing what you make for it – those 1930’s dresses look gorgeous!
I’m doing MMM’11 too! Have lots of preparing to do. I love all your patterns, My favourite is the 1960’s, what a great neckline!
YAY! So glad you are doing Sewing through the Decades. I adore that first 1938 Eva Dress reproduction of the McCall pattern! You should definitely enter the EvaDress competition (end date is March 15)!
YAY! super excited about your plans!
I’m doing MMM11 too, and i have set myself a weekly challenge to sew a basic item i need like Pj’s, shorts, skirts and t-shirts. I love the sewing through the decades patterns!
I am so glad you all like the patterns I’ve selected for sewing thru the decades and thank you for all the encouragement for the challenges! I’m happy to learn that some of you will also be in MM2011, can’t wait and good luck with the preparations!
@Macskakat: Do join Sewing Thru the Decades too, it’s definitely loads of fun!
@Debi: Thank you for starting such a fantastic challenge and thanks for letting me know about the competition!
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