I had so much fun hosting our first ever Sewcialists Mini Challenge! It was really fun to see how people interpreted it – you can see the round up of all the projects made here!
(In case you missed it, here’s what happened: We created a silly quiz that assigned each person one of 7 power words, and we all had 5 days to make a project inspired by that word. There was also an option to finish a WIP or refashion something, cause we like to keep it open-ended!)
We weren’t sure if the challenge was easy to understand or people would be confused… so just to be safe, I took the quiz early and sewed up this dress based on my word SPICY! I love this acid green floral ITY that I bought recently, and I’ve been wanting another maxi Appleton… but if you saw my post on the Sewcialists, you know how it turned out: GIANT BOOB FLOWERS!
“But wait!” you say. “I only see one boob flower!” Yup, that’s right – I went back and patched over the bodice underlap. It’s not tidy if you look closely, but I really doubt anyone will ever notice IRL! Now I’m happy to wear the dress and not think about it as my boob dress. Crisis averted.
On to the next project, which I did during the challenge itself!
The second time I did the quiz I got the word BRIGHT. My wardrobe is already bright, so I wasn’t sure how to top it… but a poll on Instagram helped me decide on this floral Liverpool knit and the Paper Theory Jumpsuit that is taking over the internet!
I have to say, it’s a really nice pattern! Well drafted, a forgiving fit that makes sizing easy… it’s also the most expensive pattern I’ve bought in years. It was $25CAD, which is fair when a designer has worked hard, but more than I usually pay. Food for thought! I do love that they are expanding the size range though, and I love a pattern that works in wovens or knits. For the neckline facing, I just serged on a 1″ stripe of knit and coverstitched it down. I shortened it about 2″ total at the waist.
Obviously, Canadian weather doesn’t want to cooperate with my summer sewing! It is definitely spring though – time to shiver in lightweight jackets when you should still be wearing a parka!
Happy sewing to you all!