There is a challenge going 'round the sewing blogosphere to sew for yourself this week. While I bristle at the phrase "Selfish Sewing" (to me, selfish implies finger-wagging, and something wrong; why is it bad to sew for yourself, but acceptable to sew for everyone else? I get it that it's a time to put yourself first for a change and actually make all those things you've been wanting to make for yourself but never had the time, but...the "selfish" part still bothers me!)
This post here gives some details on the official contest where you can enter and win prizes. The event is being coordinated by Indiesew and the blog Imagine Gnats (check them both out if you get a chance, they are great resources!). I'm not interested in entering any contests, but I DO want to take the opportunity to work on some things I've been wanting to make for myself for longer than I care to admit.
The stack of fabrics in the photo seems reasonable for making a cowl, skirt, tunic shirt, and a dress that needs major alterations as I type this on a Monday. One liberty I am taking with selfish sewing is to not put pressure on these plans! Even if I only have one finished project from the week, that will be a win in my book. If I plow through this entire lineup of projects and still have time left, there are quite a few things on my Selfish Sewing Pinterest board I can tackle next.
Is anyone else out there taking advantage of this week by sewing for yourself? I'll be posting pics on Instagram, and will follow up here with posts on what I'm able to make. Happy sewing!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.