I’m entering another photo challenge. No sooner had #braugust2018 come to a close than it was time for #SewPhotohop. It’s organised by Rachel of @houseofpinheiro and seems to be one of the most popular on the sewing IG calendar. I joined in sporadically last September because, as always seems the case I was away for most of it. However, this year, as I have committed to a year of teaching, I will be at home for all of September (bar a weekend break to Madrid).
I’ve actually made it past the end of week one with every day complete, so I thought I would summarise here!
Day 1: Introduction: I feel like I’m doing one of these every week and it’s weird talking about myself so much.
Day 2 was Currently sewing? There’s never just one thing on my sewing table. I love starting things and if I get the urge, I’ll drop what I’m doing to get the latest brainwave off the mark. So… there are many Works in Progress.
Day 3: Separates or all in one. My pattern stash and indeed my old wardrobe say separates but my recent makes have all been dresses.
Day 4: Signature style. This is in flux. Many of my patterns are suits or sets of work wear. I do love a bit of power-dressing. I left my job for an extended break and have only recently returned and I’d like to soften this look. I still like this look overall and it suits my job, but I don’t want to descend into boring and muted mode again, my recent memade wardrobe is becoming very LOUD and colourful!
Day 5: Sewing corner – I got a refurbished sewing space this year and I’m delighted with it. It’s an absolute bloody mess at the moment, but here it is in a finer moment. There’s more about this here
Day 6: Seasonal favourite: I have loved the incredible summer we have had but now it looks like it’s over and autumn is nearly here (there I said it, albeit reluctantly). I just returned to work after a 4-year time out. After doing 14 years of a 50-minute car commute I’m now in walking distance to my job. I love making outerwear, but I haven’t needed a coat for ages due to driving to most places. I’m going to remedy that this autumn and winter. These are my favourite coats, made a while ago but still loved.
Day 7: Colour texture: Here’s both together in a knitted scarf. I should probably have saved this for other hobbies but … well.
As I said, I rarely complete a photo challenge so I am chuffed that I got through week one. Let’s see if I can carry on.