I'm guessing you love em as you are here, after all sewweekly is one sewalong a week for a year! Or is it?
I love the challenges but I can't keep up. I started actually joining in in February. But I now only do the ones I can manage. Do you think of the challenges as a sewalong?
I have also done actual sewalongs where a blogger gives you instructions and you all do the same pattern. Our own gorgeous Stevie led a really enjoyable one for a Lisette market blouse and I made a Colette ginger skirt with afashionablestitch.com. I just love the support, the camaraderie and seeing what others do with the same pattern.
My current sewalongs / challenges are (these fit in with sewweekly very nicely):
I'd like to join this actual sewalomg but the trousers just won't look good on me:
And I love the idea of this one but don't think I'll fit it in:
What are you joining in with? Do you like the freedom of challenges or prefer a more structured sewalong? What have you done that you enjoyed the most?
I used to sign up for every sewalong I came across, but as I wasn't completing them/only doing a few, I have started to limit myself. I try to just sign up for sewalongs of garments that I really want to make or have been planning to make. As well as things that go along with my current sewing plans. I'm currently doing:
Planning on doing:
I'm looking forward to another jacket sewalong like last year's Lady Grey, but if one doesn't show up soon, I'll probably just start working on a jacket on my own.
I do like sewalongs but I have a problem when the posts come too slowly or infrequently. I start to lose interest and try to just complete it without the rest of the group. I did do Colette's spring palette sewalong and loved it - it totally inspired me to complete a lot of garments for the season and the pace was perfect. Looking back at my blog, that was my busiest sewing time. I'm hoping the Fall one has the same impact on me.
I am with you, I get all inspired and join up then find I can't finish, I am trying only to join stuff I can actually do!
I hope a jacket sewalong comes along soon for you.
One of the things I actually I like about sewalongs seems to be the thing that annoys you - I like it when you have to do only a small amount each time quite spaced out, then I manage it and feel all smug ;0)
I have two gingers following the sewalong! I am very happy the challenge themes are going up earlier now, it gives me a chance to think about it, I found before it was the thinking time I missed, I was just doing the first thing that came into my head and sometimes it was turning out really badly.
I wouldn't mind 52 items of lovely clothing, it just doesn't work out that way for me ;0)
Items that work together - what a great idea, if I just do sewweekly challenges I end up with alot of stuff that doesn't match! However, what I really like about the sewweekly challenges is I make things I never thought of and push myself to do new things. But unlike you I can find the deadlines too stressy.
Glad you are doing the spring / fall palette (!), can't wait to see what you come up with x