… and I need you to hold me to it!
While I was chatting with Helen and Caroline on the Love to Sew Podcast, I started dishing out sewing dares… which of course means I have to accept one in return!
(If you haven’t followed me for YEARS, you might be wondering what a sewing dare is! It all started in 2013, when I started giving out sewing-related dares on Twitter… then I brought it back in 2015 and 2016! The idea was that people ask for a dare, and I comb through their blog/social media to figure out just the right personalised challenge for them. As you can imagine, it’s hugely time consuming, so I’m not officially bringing it back right now… but do feel free to dare each other in the comments if you chose!)
What’s my dare? MAKE A COAT!!!!!!!
I bought the materials for a Closet Case Files Clare Coat back in 2015, when one of my Top 5 Goals for the year was outerwear. I think it’s a great beginner pattern, because nothing has to fit except the shoulders. I’m going to do the version with the big snap closures, so that should be even easier. And since it snowed for the first time already this fall, I should really get started.
And yet… it still seems totally terrifying and complex! I’m trying to shift my thinking, though: What a fun opportunity! Who cares if it works out? I’ll learn so much! I’m also going to reread Heather Lou’s amazing inspiration post from last winter, “Just make it already!”
Basically, here’s my point: I’m scared, but this is finally happening! Don’t let me wiggle out of my sewing dare, please!