I've been taking part in a S.W.A.P. (Sewing With a Plan) competition over on the Sewing Mamas forum!
Basically you have to sew an 8 piece coordinating seasonal wardrobe in six weeks. As the competition was sponsored by Ottobre , six of the patterns used had to be by Ottobre. You had to sew 3 bottoms, 3 tops, and then any other two garments.
Well, I've just finished (although I can't show you what I've made til 11th November!) and it has been a blast! I've learned so much, discovered a love of Ottobre patterns that I didn't know I had (having never used one before!) and gained a huge satisfaction from completing the competition (which between sickness, stomach flu, and this and that I wasn't sure I would!).
I don't care if I don't win, I did a tonne of sewing I'm proud of, pushed myself to do things I'd never done before (zippers and pockets for a start lol!), and Jamie has a whole new wardrobe he loves.
It's a total win win for me!
I can't wait til I can show you what I made...and see what everyone else has sewn!
Good luck to all the Sewing Mamas who have entered, I'm pretty sure knowing you all that you've ROCKED it!
Thanks for looking