A Sew Along!
Last week I mentioned on my Facebook page that I had another sew-along brewing. I got the idea after making Huck’s Halloween costume this year and realizing that I can actually make a pretty good lookin’ garment with a decent pattern and some some patience. His costume was definitely more work than my usual slap-dash, naptime sewing jobs. There was a lot of pinning and planning and hours of sewing (and ripping seams, unfortunately), but in the end I was impressed with myself and super proud of the final product.
So I want to do it again, but this time I’m making something for me! All of my coats, jackets, cardigans, even my hoodies (and I mean ALL of them) are gray or black. Hmm, what shall I wear today? How about it doesn’t matter because I’m about to cover it up with BORING? Yes, I will be a lump of coal today. All winter long I shall be a gloomy little frump of sadness.
“NO!” I say, “And neither shall you!” We will be rays of sunshine together! You and me. We will be rainbows in a sea of rain clouds! We shall warm our bodies with goldenrod and fuchsia and turquoise and plum and the people in the streets will fall to their knees as they exclaim, “COLOR! Your COAT! It is a COLOR!”
Do you see where I’m going with this? It’s time to ditch the safety of black and gray and brown. It is time for
I’ll say it again: The No Neutrals, Anti-Boring, Gimme Some Color Coat Sew-Along!
Here are the rules: You sew a coat. It is a color. You post a picture.
That’s it! Any coat, jacket, cardigan, windbreaker, or cloak…Heck, make a cape if sleeves freak you out. Any kind of outerwear will do. As long as it is a color! That means no black, gray, brown, beige, white, off-white, off-black, camel, coffee, charcoal, granite, dove, smoke…
That doesn’t mean it has to be neon. Muted colors are okay. But it HAS TO BE A COLOR.
There is a Flickr Pool where you can post your work throughout the month of November.
More stuff? How about some badges to put on your blog? Done!
Let’s do it! I’ll have lots of inspiration for you throughout the month. And remember, for those of you who have never done a project like this: just because you’ve never done it, it doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Grab a pattern, find some beautiful, colorful fabric that inspires you, and take a deep breath. Who cares if it’s the middle of winter? It’s time to jump in the pool!
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