Have you seen the Great British Sewing Bee? If you haven't -I suggest you do! It is wonderful!!! You can find it on YouTube.
Much in BBC style, it is very educational with sewing tutorials and sewing history in each episode.
I heart British television!!!
The contestants are from all walks of life and bring different experiences to the show.
So, in case you haven't heard, Sew Mama Sew is hosting their own online version - The Super Online Sewing Match. I read about it and thought that would be fun - lots of work - but lots of fun. After deliberating for a few days I decided to enter. And guess what - I'M IN!!!!!
I'm super excited and to be honest, a bit nervous.
I love sewing clothes so this will be a fun challenge.
The first challenge is designing and sewing an A-Line skirt. The instructions are via a Craftsy class that teaches you how to draft your own skirt based on your measurements. I have my skirt sloper (basic skirt pattern) from design school in 1990 - but doubt it fits any more : ) Boy, I wish it did! Yesterday I spent most of the day adjusting to the idea of being a contestant, and pinching myself : )
I also did some sketching, gleaned some inspiration from fashion magazines and pulled some fabrics.
Today I drafted my sloper or basic skirt pattern and start on the design.
I hope you will follow along and keep your fingers crossed I make it beyond Round 1!!!