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Sew along for sewing one garment a month (more is allowed too!)
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Date: 1/2/12 2:52 PM

New Year! New Sew Along, New Thread. This thread is for anyone who wants to join us in the one garment a month sew along. We had great response in '08 and '09 and '10 and we are ready to continue it this year too.

Here are a few guidelines. Since this an informal sew-along there are not many rules but here are few you should stick to.

1. The project should be started and finished in the same month.
2. The project should be a wearable garment (accessories will not be counted)
3. The project can be for yourself/friend/family/charity etc but it should still be a garment.
4. If the project is new, a review is desirable but not required.
5. When you are ready to show us the garment of the month, click on post reply on this topic, change the subject to [Month] - Finished Project and post your project there. By doing it this way, its easy for me to find the finished projects and post them to the final tally. Example March - Finished Garment.

Some Tips

1. I have NO time.
Solution: If you think about it, it's not too hard to take out 4-5 hours from a 30 day month.

2. Nothing fits me, what's the point?
Solution: That's why you sew! We are all real women. Nobody has the perfect body. But we can't give up. If you have problems fitting the bust, start there. Make a shell top. If you can, take some classes. PR online classes are really easy to fit in your schedule.

3. I have so many patterns/fabrics. I don't know what to make.
Solution: We've all been there. Overwhelmed by the choices we have. Narrow it down to a few and post here. We'll try to help you make a decision.

4. I started something but did not finish.
Solution: This is encouraging. You did start but if you werent able to finish in the same month, don't let it become a UFO. Continue working on it and you WILL finish. And I promise next month will be better.

5. My sewing room is a mess.
Solution: Ok so you need more than 4-5 hours now. But take the FlyLady approach. Set your timer to 15 minutes and clean your sewing room. After 15 minutes STOP! Walk away. Don't think about it. Repeat this every day until you are happy with the way it looks. Chances are that when you are done you will sew not one but many garments in that month.

6. I have been sewing, just NOT for myself
Solution: You know... the more I think about it the more I want to say, thats OK, you can still include it in the one garment a month sew along but as long as you make sure that you sew for yourself every other month at least

7. I did sew but not garments
Solution: It's still better than not sewing at all. And if it's for gift giving that's alright. But if you find yourself avoiding garments because of fit or any other reason (try to ask yourself why!) then it's time you gave garments a shot!

The whole point of this sew along is to motivate. So I may come across as "pushy" but I REALLY want you guys to sew! I've noticed that I am a lot happier since I started this sew along because it's guiding me to sew every month and I am forced to take the time out for it.

If you TRY, YOU CAN DO IT!

One Garment a Month 2011

Update 4/1/2012
Progress Report

January
1. chenille [Link to Project]
2. crystalwoods [Link to Project]
3. iSewQuiltArt [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]
4. JEF [Link to Project]
5. jenleeC [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]
6. Kathy7661 [Link to Project]
7. Lisa p [Link to Project]
8. LiZ [Link to Project]
9. Margie T [Link to Project]
10. mochimo [Link to Project]
11. Nan Kay [Link to Project]
12. Red Dragon [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]
13. sarahjk [Link to Project]
14. Sew Whatever [Link to Project]
15. sewpatty [Link to Project]
16. Sharonspils [Link to Project]
17. tigergirl [Link to Project]

February

1. chenille [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]
2. iSewQuiltArt [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]
3. JEF [Link to Project]
4. jenleeC [Link to Project]
5. Kathy7661 [Link to Project]
6. Margie T [Link to Project]
7. mochimo [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]
8. Red Dragon [Link to Project]
9. Sew Whatever [Link to Project]
10. sewpatty [Link to Project]

March
1. JEF [Link to Project]
2. jenleeC [Link to Project]
3. Kathy7661 [Link to Project]
4. KiwiWendy [Link to Project]
5. mochimo [Link to Project]
6. Nan Kay [Link to Project]
7. Red Dragon [Link to Project]
8. sewpatty [Link to Project]
9. Sharonspils [Link to Project]

April
1. chenille [Link to Project]
2. Deepika [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]
3. JEF [Link to Project]
4. jenleeC [Link to Project]
5. Kathy7661 [Link to Project]
6. KiwiWendy [Link to Project]
7. mochimo [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]
    [Another Project]
    [Another Project]
8. Nan Kay [Link to Project]
9. Red Dragon [Link to Project]
10. Sew Whatever [Link to Project]
11. sewpatty [Link to Project]
12. Sharonspils [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]

May
1. brissie71 [Link to Project]
2. chenille [Link to Project]
3. Deepika [Link to Project]
4. JEF [Link to Project]
5. Kathy7661 [Link to Project]
6. mochimo [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]
7. Red Dragon [Link to Project]
8. Sew Whatever [Link to Project]
9. sewpatty [Link to Project]

June
1. brissie71 [Link to Project]
2. chenille [Link to Project]
3. Deepika [Link to Project]
4. JEF [Link to Project]
5. Kathy7661 [Link to Project]
6. mochimo [Link to Project]
    [Another Project]
7. Nan Kay [Link to Project]
8. Red Dragon [Link to Project]
9. Sew Whatever [Link to Project]
10. sewpatty [Link to Project]
11. Sharonspils [Link to Project]
-- Edited on 7/5/12 11:34 AM --

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Date: 1/2/12 3:45 PM

Thankyou Deepika , I am definiely in

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Date: 1/2/12 3:58 PM

I'm in. This is the year I'm sewing for me, basically, out of necessity!

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Date: 1/2/12 4:19 PM

OK, I am in this year and I am going to make a concerted effort. But first... I did agree to hem some pants for my 95 year old neighbor ~ there must be at least 10 pair in this stack.... Guess I need to get a move on so I can do something for me! But, I want you to know that this charming lady still takes walks in the neighborhood in nice weather and when the sidewalks are clear ~ she is a real institution and we all love her dearly so it really OK for me to say "yes" for her.

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In reply to EleanorSews


Date: 1/2/12 4:46 PM

Eleanor what a nice thing to do for your neighbor!

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Date: 1/2/12 4:57 PM

This is the kind of "non competative contest" that just sounds like fun, so I'm in too!

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Date: 1/2/12 6:02 PM

Count me in ... this is a great motivator. I'm hoping for a better 2012 & not just with sewing!

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Date: 1/2/12 6:30 PM

I am in too! Sounds like a great motivator Thanks for starting it!

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Date: 1/2/12 6:46 PM

Count me in this year. I missed last year and regretted it. I need something to stay motivated.

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Subject: January - finished garment! Date: 1/2/12 8:40 PM

I got one done already! I've been making yoga pants, trying to get the fit right. I made one tonight and shortened the back crotch. Seems a bit better but now I need to raise the waist! Still, they are wearable. I'd post a picture but they pretty much look exactly like the brown ones in my review (same fabric).

Dec yoga pants review

ETA: and... 2 Style Arc Creative Cate tops: Creative Cate

And ... another Lekala: wrap top

ETA: and 2 more Lekala tops (I updated the review above).

JEF

-- Edited on 1/6/12 10:49 AM --
-- Edited on 1/22/12 10:18 AM --

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