I am killing all sorts of birds with one stone today. Although, I really am a peaceful person, without intent to do harm to anyone or anything. Usually. So, what is going on? I've got a bit of Sew All 26 (because I'll use every excuse to find a letter that complies),
but, what is putting butterflies in my stomach is Project Sewn! Project Sewn is akin to an online Project Runway. But, I don't have to leave my family for weeks, they get to live with scraps of fabric stuck to their feet and clipped threads in their hair as they shuffle out the door to go to school, and I get my wardrobe beefed up, which hasn't happened in quite sometime. And I'll tell you what, it's a lot easier to sew for kids. I've had to dust off my big girl sewing skills.
There are four challenges and six contestants. Each week is a different theme that dictates our sewing path, and by our, I mean some insanely talented and amazingly beautiful women, thus the butterflies. Of course we were told months ago what the themes were so we could hypothetically work ahead, but where is the excitement in that? I sent my post in yesterday on the exact minute of the deadline. You can call me a lot of things, but you can't call me imprecise. This is me, sewing in real time. I'm sure I'll be editing the bags under my eyes.
Little Black Dress was the theme for this week. I've never owned a little black dress, but if you like to accessorize like I do, this is your dream! I could have played dress-up all day, except I was interrupted by my alarm, telling me that it was time to pick up the kids from school. But, I haven't tried it on with those shoes or that necklace yet!
It's actually not a dress, but a skirt and top. I rarely wear dresses, and wanted to make something that would be useful and worn more than once. I thought making the skirt gave me fits, but that's before I made the top. Boy, oh, boy. That naughty top. I know you're never supposed to go to bed angry, but I did.I had visions in my head of what I wanted it to look like (darn those visions) and it was just so long in coming. The sleeves didn't fit right, the neck was too wide and sewing at midnight, it's really hard to find someone to help pin it on me so I know what to sew!
But, it fiiiiiinally came together and I actually have a reason to wear it next month, so I'm grateful it didn't send me to my early grave.
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ps a special thanks to my Pearlie girl for photographing on her "sick day."