Happy New Year!
I hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday and great start to the new year! My year has started in a less than ideal way with knee surgery for me. This is my third knee operation in two years and the second on my right knee. This has resulted in a radical slow down of sewing for myself, for others and teaching others to sew. It was pretty discouraging to think about a complete clearing of my creative calendar and being bedridden for weeks on end.
As I was scheduling my surgery, the planning of the Day and Night Challenge hosted by Elizabeth Made This began. I participated in it last year and really enjoyed the dresses I made, connecting with other bloggers and getting inspired by what they all made. If I planned things carefully, I would be able to take part again and still be creative while on the mend.
This year's theme is Coffee and Cocktails The goal is to make a dress that can work for a coffee date with a friend, and another for a night at a cocktail party. I was so excited about the theme, I got to planning right away. I was so inspired I was able to make my cocktail dress before last week's surgery! Because I wanted to have something to look forward to while off my feet for weeks, I have planned to hand sew my day dress. I am auditioning patterns to use,but will definitely be using some organic cotton jersey from Nature's Fabrics.
In addition to serving alongside other bloggers and vloggers, I am also sponsor of a small prize for a participant. One of them/you will receive one of my High Functioning Sewciopath t-shirts.
This challenge is open to everyone and prizes are awarded by random drawing! Simply tag your looks
I will post what I can on my Instagram leading up to my reveal post next month.
I hope you will join in the fun!