As some of you may have already seen, I am going to try something fun and new by contributing to one of my favorite blogs, The Sew Weekly, over the course of the coming year.  If you were wondering, I have absolutely no intention of making a dress a week as the blog encourages.  One a month is more than enough for me to handle.  Although I am tempted to plan on a little extra for 2012.  Maybe a baker's dozen of pretty dresses?  

You can check out the details from my first contributory post below, or go straight to the source.  The first theme was just to serve as an introduction and show off something made in the last year.  You'll remember my blue gingham A.K.A. August Dress.

The “Taffeta Gingham 
For Every Day Wear” Dress

Name & Location: Liz Cowin.  Portland, OR.

Blog: I just finished up a year long personal challenge with Dress of the Month Club.

How long have you been sewing: Sewing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  My mother was at her machine for a good chunk of my childhood.  As soon as I was tall enough to reach the pedal she showed me the basics and it all grew from there.

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge:  The Sew Weekly is a super fun read and I have to admit that there were a great many challenges I wish I had participated in last year.  Now I have my chance.

What do you love most about sewing garments: Being able to answer “Yes!” every time someone asks “Did you make that?”

What do you hate most about sewing garments: I don’t know why, but I can’t stand marking darts.  I love the darts, themselves, though.  Curious.

What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I am really working to stock my closet with classic, quality pieces that fit well and will stand the test of time.  All the better if I can make them (and show them off!).

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: I guess I hope to pull off a really fun, stress-free wedding.  We just “decided” to get married about a week ago so . . . we’ll see.

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs:  Apart from this one, I enjoy A Beautiful Mess and Coletterie.  I really wish The Selfish Seamstress would make a prolific return.



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