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Date: 4/1/13 11:30 AM

Sorry, mods I really wanted to participate in this contest . . . had my fabric, my pattern . . . just didn't make the time to finish. Thank you.

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Subject: Im a total chicken Date: 4/2/13 7:32 PM

Hi, WhatSew! Were you able to at least start on the project?

I'm not a moderator but I saw your post and wanted to respond. Is there another contest you might want to enter? There are 20 in all this year and I bet you will find one you like!

I, myself, only enter a contest once I've finished the project because I know I will get upset if I don't complete it. But that's just me. I don't think it would bother most people.

Right now there is a Pattern Stash contest running until the end of April. That might be a good one to join. I wonder if it might work for you?

I think of myself as a timid sewer, so I understand the comment, "I'm a total chicken." And I'm definitely a procrastinator. But I do know, with lots of encouragement and practice, I'm getting less scared and also I don't procrastinate as much (with sewing,at least--I think I'm just kind of built to procrastinate).

Good luck with your sewing! I hope you are able to jump right in and take a chance.



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Subject: Im a total chicken Date: 4/3/13 8:34 AM

Oh, you're not alone. I've entered two contests but only entered one completed garment - no more entering contests for me unless I've made the garment!

I am a complete professional when it comes to procrastination.

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Subject: Im a total chicken Date: 4/3/13 1:40 PM

C'mon over to the Slow Sewists Sew Along! LOL

I had a plan - and even made 3 partial muslins - for the fitted blouse contest. Nope, no go. But that was closer than the mini-wardrobe last year. I had 3 different plans (all of which included fabric and patterns I already owned), and I still don't have a single piece from any of them, lol. But I did make a couple blouses from 2 of the fabrics for the OPML contest.

I also don't enter the contest until my "object" for it is completed. (I say object because I have entered bags and a pillow as well as garments.) But I participate in the thread - mostly because I can learn from it.

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Date: 4/12/13 3:18 PM

Yes, I will be entering more contests - but I will PLAN my projects so I will finish on time. I really like the contests and reviews, puts a realistic deadline. Setting goals, meeting deadlines equals beautiful fitted clothes.

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Date: 4/30/13 10:33 AM

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no more entering contests for me unless I've made the garment!

I am a complete professional when it comes to procrastination.

Tigergirl, you might want to join us over on the tortoise thread. You'd be very welcome indeed.

P.S. Great idea about not entering a contest until the garment is made. I should use this approach too, and save myself embarrassment, lol.


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Subject: Im a total chicken Date: 5/2/13 12:32 PM

If you haven't cut into your fabric (just prepped is OK), and all you did was muslin the pattern, you may still be able to use it for a future contest! LOL

If you partially sewed it, maybe it can be used for a UFO contest, lol. (I'm not sure what the rules are on a UFO re: how long ago it was put down.)

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