Before I write the post on this challenge, I would like to welcome a new follower to SarahLizSewStyle - Sufy, who is following via bloglovin.
Now about the Make a Garment a Month Challenge, which starts in October. I was musing to myself on a blog post, that I was going to make a garment a month no matter what else is going on in my life. Now it is probably obvious that I have been making more than that, but I am going to have a few more obligations again in the next little while. My promise to myself is to make sure I find time to make one garment a month, instead of not sewing at all when I get busy.
Then some of you expressed interest in this challenge, so this has become a global challenge :) I'm planning this to be ongoing - just to encourage everyone to sew and to connect up via sewing and meet other bloggers too:)
So far these lovely bloggers have joined the challenge:
Nothy Lane www.aftagley.blogspot.com
Gaye - www.hotsewing.blogspot.com
BeaJay - www.ontheroadtosewwear.blogspot.com
Judith - www.doobee64.blogspot.com
L - www.yousewgirl.blogspot.com
Charmel - no blog that I am aware of - let me know if you have one Charmel.
*Those of you that know me know that I am not a "rules" person - this is your personal challenge to make a garment a month. I think being in a group is motivating, and is a great way to "show and tell" to other people who also share a love of sewing.
However, I am going to have a couple of rules which are pretty basic:
1. The garment must be for you and not for someone else - this challenge is also about personal sewing space and your sewing needs. This is special sewing- for- you time.
2. Choose a garment at the beginning of the month that you want to make up as your garment of the month. It can be from a pattern, an idea, a picture from a magazine, snoop shopping - whatever you like. Post this choice for the month on your blog and tell everyone what pattern you are using or what choice you are making.
3. Blog about the garment when you have finished it (and in between if you want to). Please take a photo of yourself wearing the garment - and if you feel that you would like to, style the garment as well.
(I know Rhonda is planning her own twist on this challenge - to work on UFO's - that's okay too - my rules are quite flexible - so long as you make one garment a month - even if it is really quick and simple).
*I've decided that BeaJay's suggestion of a monthly round-up of garments is a good one. If this challenge becomes big, then I will think about what to do:) It would be great it if did, but I am really more interested in encouraging everyone to connect and sew.
If you are taking part in this challenge, I will be wanting to post pictures on posts about what you are making - I don't normally "take" pictures from other blogs, but I am assuming that you will not mind - of course I will be posting the link to your blog so that people can find you as well. If you do not want me to do this, please let me know. I think it is a great way of introducing everyone, but you may have different views, and I will respect those.
If you want to link back to my blog, you are welcome to do so.
I've made a button so that you can put it on your blog - you will find it on the sidebar.
I am also putting a copy of the blog roll in the top bar of my blog, along with the "rules".
*If you want to join, let me know by leaving a comment at the end of this post.
That's it for today, ladies, so let's go and sew - and I am really looking forward to seeing your garment choice for the month of October 2013.
Sarah Liz :)