I just can’t resist taking part in a challenge, I think they are a great way to learn and achieve something in the process, as well as being a bit of fun. So I have decided to participate in 3 sewing challenges in an attempt to improve my sewing skills and build my confidence in wearing the clothes I make. That may sound odd but I love making the garments but then don’t have the courage to wear them, which is silly as attitudes towards home made clothes is very different today compared to what it was 37 years ago!!
So the first challenge is My Me Made May 2018
Basically it is “Me-Made-May’18 (#MMMay18 for social media interaction) is a challenge designed to encourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle garments for themselves to wear and love them more. This challenge works on both a personal and community level. The participants decide the specifics of their own challenge, so that the month is appropriate and challenging for them (more on this below), and aim to fulfil that pledge for the duration of May 2018. Some participants also choose to document their challenge photographically (though this is in no way compulsory for taking part) and share them with other participants.” (Copied from So Zo’s blog).
My challenge is to integrate the items I have made into my everyday wardrobe and blog about those items during May. Shouldn’t be too difficult should it??
This challenge involves making a garment that shouts Spring, it wasn’t until I had decided to take part in it that I realised it was a competition as well!
The third challenge is ‘sew together for summer’ and you have to make a wrap dress, an item on my list of Makes for 2018, so silly not to take part in it.
So that is my sewing sorted for the next few weeks, is anyone else taking part in these or any other challenges? If so please leave me a comment and a link to your posts 😁