A couple of weeks ago, Bec posted about the 12 month challenge running through 2010 over at My Favourite.
I think following the monthy theme of the challenge will be a great way to help focus on actually getting some sewing done (without a deadline I just find that any potential sewing time passes me by), as well as stepping outside my sewing comfort zone (like in April, when the challenge is to sew something with lining). This month the challenge is to sew something for yourself, and you can see on the blog (and in the flickr group) that some participants have started linking to their finished projects.
Mine is coming along, but I'm telling you - I am positive I would sew a lot more if the cutting out didn't take soooo freaking long!
I mean, this pattern has about 7 pieces. I was planning on cutting it out before dinner, then getting the sewing pretty much over with tonight, but by 10pm I was only just finished with the cutting.
I don't think it helps either that I'm really not very good at the cutting bit - I always have my fabric right-sides out, and mark the right sides, and both my scissors and rotary cutter need some love (well, blade sharpening/ replacement, at least). Oooh, and I can never decide whether to make little notches into the seam allowance or lumps on the outside of the seam allowance where those little triangles are?
Ugh. Anyway, since I've got the scissors going I'm thinking about cutting another dress I'd like to make , then I'll have 2 all cut out and ready to go. And it only has 5 pieces - how long could it possibly take?