21 April 2012
There's a buzz in the air! I promise you it's not coming from my computer but the fast approaching Elsie Marley Kids Clothing Week Challenge. It's hard to pick what I've been looking forward to the most. There's the hot pot of inspiring sewing to be discovered in the KCWC flickr pool. Then there's the thrill of your own challenge...how much sewing can one get done in one week, without things going to complete you know what around you. But what I love the most is knowing everywhere, normally functional, responsible mothers are turning themselves into crazy sewing ladies for a whole week.
Every KCWC I watch in awe as fellow sewers and bloggers systematically, calmly and probably with clean kitchens, churn out beautiful garments day after day after day. Me, I like to go for the all or nothing approach. My first KCWC was manic. I managed one a day for the first three, got burnt out, sewed nothing until day 6, decided there was still plenty of time. And sewed my finger. Last KCWC, I had bigggg plans. We were in another town, in someone else's house and in the end sanity and sleep won out.
This time I'm adopting a new plan... fabric is cut, sewing nook is organized. No signs of that Mad Sewing Lady yet. I'll be attempting four outfits and a bonus one. So if by day five I can still wade through debris to my sewing machine and all fingers are in tact, there's still two days left to attempt the bonus outfit. Sounds sensible? Achievable? I hope so, though these little doodles are looking deceptively simple on paper. There's a re-fashion, a new pattern I've been wanting to try, two self-drafted experiments and another bloody manligan. Hope to see y'all in the pool!