Sewing a garment a month…my kind of challenge!

Just the idea of this sewing challenge makes me relax…a garment a month, just for me – well, OK, I mostly sew for myself anyway. But there’s something so inviting about making it official and special.

Sarah Liz (SarahLizSewStyle) is hosting this year-long challenge, starting this month. Only a few simple guidelines (here’s a link to the ‘rules’ page):

– The garment has to be for you and not for someone else…
– Choose a pattern at the beginning of the month and post about it with background on
how/why you choose that pattern, fabric, etc.
– Blog about the finished garment with pics, etc.

And the button is on my sidebar, has a link to the challenge as well.

I’ve already chosen my pattern for October, it’s something I need badly! A long knit robe. My white one is 5 years old and just worn out.

Burda Style 7297

I plan to make view C, and mine will be all the way to the floor and then some, as I’m using a cotton jersey that will shrink a bit over time. Love the back belt treatment, so forties!

Holly Lobby 100% cotton jersey knit
Lots of inspiration for this robe. I’ve always loved the iconic Calvin Klein wrap robe.
But I have to admit that with all the work being done around the house – the roof, the slab leak, the mold remediation – my energy and resource reserves are really stretched.
So I’m also inspired by other great wrap robes…



Ciao! Coco

6 thoughts on “Sewing a garment a month…my kind of challenge!

  1. I need PJ's and a robe. One robe has the pockets in tatters, the PJ's are just downright embarrassing. Nuff said. This is a bad month though, parents are coming in for a visit and I have promised my Dad a wool frock coat. Good grief, he's already bought the western ruffled shirt. I don't sew for men, but I guess I'm going to learn..REAL FAST!


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