Thursday, December 27, 2018

52 weeks of sewing challenge

In 2018 I started doing this, but life got in the way.  This year I am trying again and will try to do better.  So, what is the challenge all about?  Really, to get you sewing and sharing each week, and there are sponsors to give away a prize or two each week.  For me, I want to be sewing things.  Clothing for myself and my grandkids.  I have big ideas, all these awesome plans, but I am not always a finisher.  So, I am hoping that by sharing my goals, I will accomplish them.

With the 52 Week Sewing challenge, we are given a challenge each week.  There  is a list for the year, so you can be planning ahead.  I have taken the first quarter challenges and put them on trello, an app that a friend told me about, then I can make a checklist.  I have also put them on my calendar to hopefully, help me look at things on a regular basis and see where I am.  We have to post each Sunday, by a certain time, if we accepted the challenge or went rogue and a picture of what we made.

The challenge starts on Dec. 31.  The first challenge?  Organize your sewing area.  This one is a bit of a challenge for me, as I am getting my sewing room, actually my whole basement remodeled, after having a sewage flood.  But, since everything from my sewing room was thrown in garbage bags, I am getting all of that organized.  I have a spreadsheet list of my fabrics, what they may be intended for, and the yardage that I have.  Some fabrics are specifically for clothes and some are for quilts and clothes.    All of my fabrics are then going in clear plastic totes, and each tote is numbered.  This way, I can look at what I want to make, find my pattern and fabric, and get it organized.

I currently have about 9 totes of fabrics, 2 totes that are projects to be quilted, and 2 totes of projects I am currently working on. 

Today, I will take time to choose what my projects will be for the next month, find my fabrics, and start  getting  things prepared.   I like that we can work ahead of schedule, as I work full time and it will help me.  Some projects may be bigger than others, depending on what I choose to make.

I could use some new clothes.  My hubby suggested I make a dress for myself.  It has been a while since I have sewn for myself, but I hate buying clothes.  I can get a much better fit, if I sew for myself.  So, I am going to work on this challenge this year.

Would you like to learn more about the challenge or join in?  You can find the info by going to Facebook and searching 52 Week Sewing challenge. 
I am going to try each week to share on this blog, but if you follow my facebook page, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, the projects will be on there. 

Here is hoping I have a very productive  2019.

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