In which a bit of an enthusiast muddles through An Explanation, fudges through Some Rules and gets the ball (stickily) rolling

Ah, you’re back.  Told you about my tempting ways, din’ I?  About how there was this challenge?  Guess I’d better outline it, then.  And put some Rules in place.  Ohhhh- rules.  How we all loves them and abides by them ALL THE TIME, right?  Wrong.

Confession:  the minute I came up with the challenge (I mean, it’s a good one.  Really.  No, really.) I started breaking the rules… and the thing is there weren’t even any rules yet.  I could pontificate on this being the perfect summing-up of the state of the human heart but hey, you’re not here for theology, you’re here for THE SEWING.  So the sewing leads to the blog and the blog leads to the challenge and the challenge leads to the already-broken rules.  Reader, how am I ever going to win this challenge?

I put it to you to help me, cheer me on and generally give me a kick up the proverbial vented seam (seewhatididthere?) in the comments.  Or watch on and see me fail in a year which could give us all a good bit o’ jollification and lead to some kind of social gathering that involves imbibing nice things like wine and gin and tonics and oh dear I’ve gone and got distracted.  You’re not here for the alcohol.  You’re here for THE SEWING.  Or at least-

The Six Pattern Challenge- in which a bit of an enthusiast sews six patterns in a year plus the rules:  I, a bit of an enthusiast, will challenge myself to sew the six gifted patterns by May 2015.  I may swap a maximum of two of those patterns out for something else of my choosing.  Once I complete two patterns, I may reward myself; buying an indie pattern of my choosing (but maybe with a little help from you).  If I choose to make a garment that is a non-swapped-out item, this will be in addition to the six-patterns-in-a-year challenge (thus adding to the riskiness of finishing the challenge).  If I get stuck I will call on those here present to aid me by taking me out somewhere for a G&T and a stiff talking-to.


Well that’s all said and done so I guess it’s on to the sewing.

What?  You want to know what the patterns are?  Like, specifics and everything?  Gosh, you are taking this seriously.  It bodes well for my cheerleading and accountability so how’s about I keep you hanging (those tempting ways again) for next time?  For now, bonjour, bonsoir, bon sewing.


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11 thoughts on “In which a bit of an enthusiast muddles through An Explanation, fudges through Some Rules and gets the ball (stickily) rolling

  1. Well sis you did it!! Well done you amazing nutter. I am impressed by the fact that being such an indecisive person you have made so many choices in this challenge already: namely the amount of food and G&T’s it is going to take you to get it done. Keep up the excellent decision making skills.great idea on the challenge by the way. X

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  2. Rah! Rah! Rah! Official cheerleader available for a nominal fee! 🙂 No seriously, I love, love, love the idea. I do believe I may join you (perhaps a little half heartedly some of the time) in sewing up a few nice new garments – sort of keeping you company whilst giving myself a little kick in the ……
    And all the best of British luck to you! xxxx


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