4.29.2010

Pattern Challenge

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but just in case I haven't, I am terrible at finishing projects. I know you are all like "yeah right, she just made five new tops for Spring Top Week". But seriously guys, that is five finished out of ten started. I'm not kidding. It sounds crazy (and probably is), but I like the process of starting something. Usually about half way through a project I can envision the finished product and in my mind that's enough. I still have two tops for Luca cut out and ready to sew in a size 5. She now wears a size 6.

So now I am joining in on Sarah from Come And See The Seitz and her Pattern Challenge. This is exactly the thing I usually shy away from, but I'm trying to trick myself. Let's see how it works out. The challenge is to set a goal for yourself and what you plan to achieve. It's really perfect timing because Luca is on the verge of never again wanting to wear homemade by mommy. I figure I've got about one Summer left. Maybe it'll stretch into Fall (she'll be starting first grade so I seriously doubt it). So my goal will be to sew her a summer wardrobe! Oh how extravagant. The word wardrobe has such a heavy ring to it. I purposely am leaving the quantity of garments blank because as you all know, me no likey commitment. This way if I make 6 pieces for her by Summer I'll feel pretty darn special.

So I invite you to all join in on this challenge. For lot's of you it will be easy. Hello. I know some of my readers. Those of you, you know who you are, seem to be able to live on two hours of sleep per night. I mean that's the only way I can imagine so many projects are getting done while also keeping the house clean, feeding their children and showering more than twice a week. 

Here's a little sample of the first project on my list. It's the colorway from the selvage of the fabric. I love how it has butterflies instead of the usual dots.

Stay tuned to see what I make!

4 comments:

KID, MD said...

So fun! I can't wait to see what you make, and I love the butterfly selvedge - I totally thought it was ribbon or trim. So cute!!

And who has a clean house?? Not me...

Mom of three said...

Ha! Your ears must have been ringing while I wrote this. And I bet you cook too :)

Ramona Burke said...

I LOOOOOOVE that fabric! what is it?????
also, who needs a clean house or well fed children? (J/K, I *do* feed my kids)

Sandra said...

ooooh, thx for turning me onto this challenge! I need motivation, it seems, to get things done! The selvedge is adorable, can't wait to see the fabric.

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