After Thea helped me “draft” Haley’s birthday dress and I posted the pictures of Haley wearing it, Thea emailed me with an idea. She suggested that we should all do a small project without using a drafted pattern.
Thea said, ” Just see a design in your mind, take the fabric, cut, sew, try on and tweak. No sewing rules. No perfect finishing. A project where only the outward appearance matters — and it only has to please you. It can look as wild as you like, with mixed fabrics if you like. Something that you would wear if there were no rules, regulations and nothing mattered. Total playtime!”
So what do you think? Do you want to join me in taking on Thea’s challenge? If so, I will set up a shutterfly album so that we can all post our pictures. I already have an idea for my pattern-less design. I think the point of this challenge is to be spontaneous with our sewing and to not overthink it. There’s a lot of inherent self-doubt in sewing. Well, at least there is for me. And I think this challenge will prove to us that we can trust our instincts.
So who’s with me?