Thursday, March 3, 2016

A funny thing happened on my way to maintaing my sanity.  Sewing is my passion and until recently how I acquired all of my clothing. But lately, I've felt very unmotivated. I have a series of habits.  For example,  I make a coat each year for my birthday in November.  Well, my birthday coat didn't get made until late December.  And I haven't sewn a single garment since then!

I kept telling myself that I have to get to work, but the motivation just wouldn't show up.  I'm not really certain why, although my personal life is a likely culprit.  As I sat scrolling one night on my cellphone, I ran across a post about a sewing contest.  And wahlah! I thought, that's what I need.  Something that forces me to sew.  Plus I like the challenge of making and submitting something for consideration.  An email and an upload later, I find myself in the Ripping Ain't Easy (don't you just love that title?) contest.  Now, I love winning anyhing.  I never win anything. LOL.  Sew, while I would love to be the victor, I'm ok with just participating.  Having said that, PLEASE don't let me be the first person out of the contest!!  That means the public votes on the best look!  So, please 

Seriously, there are 8 other talented, delightful ladies in this contest and if they are like me, it's the self motivating challenge more than anything else.  (BUT I REALLY DON'T WANT TO BE THE FIRST VOTED OFF THE ISLAND!! 

Sew, the first challenge is this lovely Vogue 9077 Shirtdress.  
V9077, Misses' Dress

I have selected my fabric, cut it out and I'm ready to sew.  I have a few ideas on how to "make it my own" as that is the contest challenge.  I will of course post pictures around the submission deadline, March 10, 2016.
Voting starts MARCH 12, 2016

I'm not ready!