Thursday 19 September 2013

I'm all over this sewing challenge!

Only a few days to go and then Imagine Gnats and Made with Moxie will be hosting a sewing challenge I feel eminently qualified* for:

As per Kids Clothes Week the aim is to spend some time, every day, for a week, sewing something, but this time for yourself. Then show off what you've made in the Flickr group

* Hang on there... Eminently qualified? You've sewn one blanket-y cape and an oversized, baggy, knit dress for yourself. No Washi dresses, no Wiksten Tova's, not even a purse....

OK, so I am a rank novice when it comes to sewing for myself. But check out the buttons that they made for Selfish Sewing Week.

First, there's this one:
I can do that.

Or maybe this one:
I'm stocking the fridge as we speak...

This next one will require a little bit of brushing up the skills:

But I've got the right tools (so long as cocktails haven't changed much since 1982) and it wouldn't be a challenge if I didn't have to learn anything, right?
How about that swizzle stick collection?!
And then of course there's this one:
You see, I am all over this challenge.
I have one or two things in mind I'd like to try to make for myself and based on those garments there's a few questions I want to find the answers to:
Does stripe matching really work best for me with a glass of red in my hand? (evidence to date says yes!)
When applying bias bindings after midnight, what's best; a coffee or a cocktail? I sure need some help...
Do pure fabrics like linen or cotton mean I should break out some single origin beans?
Will my Japanese pattern make more sense if I'm drinking a Japanese Chocolate Stout 
What on earth do you match with a fabric like rayon? A nasty coloured cocktail perhaps?
Have you signed up yet?  I think I'll have some fun with this challenge!


  1. Haha I love the buttons, but did think to myself none of these would mix well with a good result. I'm still trying to decide what to make! tick tock

  2. love it!! can't wait to see what you whip up :)

  3. I love it! I've been so sick I never thought to stock up on beer! I've got Kona coffee though! Cheers! (clicks glasses)

    1. And there was I thinking Kona was a brand of mountain bike! I've learnt something new already.


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