|Itch to Stitch Hepburn Turtleneck, Dress|
Designin' December hosted by Linda who blogs over at Nice dress, thanks I made it is another challenge I enjoy. Designin' December, as I understand, is a challenge where you use a 'designer', or some other rtw item you admire, to recreate. I was able to participate in 2017, but because of everything going on end of 2018... I'll talk more about that in a bit.... it was missed. The 2017 dress won a free Sense & Sensibility Pattern.... I chose the 1940s Swing Dress , below, that's never been made. I'd like to make it this year, maybe closer to Spring/Summer. Also, what I did not understand until Linda so kindly reminded me recently, is that we can work on this challenge all year long and present the garment in December. This will surely take the pressure off!!
There's loads of challenges over on IG if you are interested, check out SewOver50's fabulous compilation post. Judith who hosts SewOver50 took the time to pull this list together and there's something in there for everyone, no matter your age. There's a couple more challenges I'll probably be involved in as am finding these Challenges do help in inspiring creative works and getting projects done. What began as a half-hearted interest in most of the 2018 Challenges, became some of my fondest works. Like the Frida Kahlo challenge that produced this cute skirt, below that is in strong rotation now that our weather has cooled.
|Jacket, Itch to Stitch new Hepburn Turtleneck, Skirt|
Fancy Fox Quilt Pattern was purchased years ago, maybe 2015?, to make for my daughter's graduation with a bachelor's degree from Clemson University. She graduated in 2016. Now she's on track to graduate with her Master's Degree this May. The deadline has been set..... this WILL be made! She wants all the fox faces to be red. Meanwhile, a baby quilt is already in the works for a sweet couple at church that I'll be showing soon. Using the free Lattice Baby Quilt Tutorial from Amy Smart who blogs at Diary of a Quilter. And pink, lots of pink. :)
|T-shirt, Hoodie, Leggings|
|McCall's Sherpa Coat, Hepburn Turtleneck, Ottobre pants|
|Thrift store sweater, Ottobre pants|
Meanwhile, am so very excited about the prospects and opportunities 2019 holds. It will be a wonderfully creative year. Will be back soon as there's 3 Ottobre cardis and 2 Itch to Stitch Hepburn Turtlenecks that need proper posts.
EDITED TO ADD:
Itch to Stitch Hepburn Turtlenecks can now be found here
3 Ottobre swing cardis can now be found here
Baby Quilt (created free-form) can be found here