Do you ever feel like the Universe it trying to tell you something? That certain ideas are bombarding you in a short period of time? That you need to do something or else the Universe just won’t leave you alone?
That’s probably a bit dramatic, but honestly, this is out of control. I won’t bore you with every conversation I’ve had and blog post that I’ve read, but here’s the short version.
Last fall, I began participating in Project 333 (33 items of clothing for 3 months). I’m currently involved in its second iteration. Then I joined the Compact in December, which encourages group members to avoid buying anything new - outside of food, medicine, etc. More recently, I have talked with people who have made their own clothes and read some articles online about the horrible conditions that clothing factory workers suffer to make cheap clothing.
The culmination of these experiences is that I want to sew my own clothes.
The final straw was when I found this challenge at the Colette Patterns blog: The Spring Palette Challenge. Brilliant!
Luckily, I have enough clothes right now that I don’t need anything urgently. This is more an experience to “level up” my sewing skills and fill in some gaps in my wardrobe.
Right now, I am planning the following items:
1) a skirt
2) a dress
3) a tunic top
4) a tank top
5) a knitted shrug
Here is the color palette that I have chosen:
I am planning a big shopping trip on Sunday to buy fabric, and hopefully I’ll have something done before I leave for Ireland. I am so excited! This makes me very happy. I will be updating my progress as I work on this project. The deadline is March 31. I can’t wait to see how much I get done.
Are you participating in any challenges? How are you leveling up your mad skilz?