Friday, May 18, 2007
Sewing Contest...and Conquest!
Every year, The American Sewing Guild and Simplicity patterns host the ASG Creativity Contest. Simplicity chooses 8 or 9 patterns, and guild members submit garments made from the selections. I chose a cool "Built By Wendy" top and a Simplicity Retro pencil skirt, and created an outfit, drawing only from what I already had in my stash (which mostly came from thrift stores and yard sales!) Everything from the thread to the zipper, I pulled from the overflowing shelves in my craft area. The zipper was actually dated- 1963! The skirt is made entirely from two old pairs of jeans that haven't fit since 6 lbs ago. I had so much fun participating in the contest...though secretly I desperately want to win!!!!!!