|Dress Pattern: Jospehine by Violette Field Threads|
Sewn By: Bethany of Sew-Not-Perfect.blogspot.com
The entire experience has been helpful to me. My goal this year was just to enter a project. I've never entered a sewing competition or had anyone give me feedback on (let alone judge) a sewing project before. I haven't been sewing seriously for very long - less than a year, with the exception of random quick projects here and there over the years. I didn't have the opportunity to make and the project I imagined for The Challenge and, when I turned in this dress, I had very mixed feelings - the main one being nervousness. In the end, entering the Creative Sewing Challenge ended up being very encouraging and boosting my confidence as a budding sewist.
|Judging Form from Creative Sewing Challenge|
Entering the Creative Sewing Challenge and sewing the Josephine Dress by Violette Field Threads has been a great experience. This is the first ribbon I remember earning from a fair of any kind and the first time I entered a fair contest on purpose (I vaguely remember a Girl Scout project - very small basket I wove and stained and mildy decorated - possibly being in the Ohio State Fair decades ago?). I am eager to make my daughter a blouse for the fall using this pattern and I know it will be one I use often. And, the dreaming and planning for my project for next year's Creative Sewing Challenge has already begun!
|Second Place? How did that happen?!|
(Dress Pattern: Jospehine by Violette Field Threads)