Summer of No Pants – Skirt Sewing Challenge
The Summer of No Pants is coming up quickly! I already have a bunch of skirts and dresses that I have bought over the years, but I really wanted to make some, as well. I just haven’t done it. So I’ve come up with an idea. I had so much fun doing some “selfish sewing” for Made by Rae‘s Spring Top Week Challenge, that I thought I would host a little challenge of my own. Now, I’m no Rae! I don’t have nearly as many readers and there are no sponsors and, frankly, I’m totally making this up as I go along. But here’s the deal–summer officially starts on June 21st. That’s a little over a month from now. So the challenge is this: four weeks, four skirts. One skirt per week posted to my Flickr group. Here are the details:
The Summer of No Pants
Skirt Sewing Challenge!
Beginning on Monday, May 24th, make one skirt per week for yourself. Not for your kid–this is for YOU to wear over the summer. We will make a total of four skirts.
Each week starts on a Monday, and that week’s skirt should be posted by the following Sunday. For example, Week 1 will start on Monday, May 24th, and your first skirt should be posted by Sunday, May 30th. I will post about my skirt, and pick some skirts from the Flickr pool to feature on my blog each Monday (or Tuesday-cut me some slack :). Here is the posting schedule:
Skirt 1 – post between Monday 5/24 – Sunday 5/30
Skirt 2 – post between Monday 5/31 – Sunday 6/06
Skirt 3 – post between Monday 6/07 – Sunday 6/13
Skirt 4 – post between Monday 6/14 – Sunday 6/20
Join and add your pics to the Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! Flickr Group. I have a sad little Flickr group that nobody ever posts to, so we can use that as a place to share our skirts. If at all possible, please post a picture of you wearing the skirt rather than having it lie flat. It’s hard to get a good idea of a skirt if it isn’t ON someone. Put a description under each photo letting us know about the fabric, the pattern, the inspiration, etc. If you blogged about your skirt somewhere, be sure mention it! That way, if I feature it I can link to your blog.
Super Duper Extra Bonus Stuff (for those who want a greater challenge!): Make one skirt entirely from stuff already in your fabric stash. Make one skirt a reconstructed project out of old clothes (either from your closet or from a thrift/consignment shop). Make one skirt that has a non-elastic waist (i.e. button or zip closure, or a wrap skirt). And make one skirt any way you want to!
This is a personal challenge. There won’t be any winners (although you may get a blog feature!). Bonus: No losers!
That’s it! I know this is kind of last minute, but I hope some of you take on the challenge. I figure that at the very least, I’ll force myself to make a few skirts. Over the next week, I’ll post inspiration and links to free or cheap skirt patterns and tutorials that I find online. If you have any great links to share, I encourage you to do so in the comments, and I’ll try to share as many as I can over the next week.
Horray for no pants!