Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer of No Pants

Question... What is The Summer of No Pants?

a.  the name of a new light-reading teen novel
b.  a confession of my exhibitionist tendencies
c.  a plea for a new wardrobe
d.  an opportunity to wear skirts and dresses all summer long

And the answer is....

d. an opportunity to wear skirts and dresses all summer long


It's a sewing challenge, hosted by Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! that runs between May 23 and June 17. Make one dress or skirt each week (4 total) and post your creations on the SONP flickr pool. There will also be guests posting patterns and tips about sewing skirts and dresses, including a post from Kay Whitt who wrote Sew Serendipity. (She has some amazing new patterns on her website too. I'm tempted. So very tempted.)

Yes, there are prizes, but the real fun of this challenge is the sewing AND getting to wear pretty skirts and dresses. It's Spring - time to cast off the tights, leggings and pants. Show your legs (shave them first) and run free in a skirt!

My first project will be

followed by

Both are from the Sew Serendipity book.

Yes, I know you've seen these patterns and the fabric before, but I've got nothing else to show you right now. My sewing machine has been gathering dust for about two weeks while I work on projects for my course.

But there's a long weekend coming up so, in addition to doing some quilting on the Postage Stamp quilt (still not finished), I'm hoping to get at least the skirt cut out by Monday.

So, why don't you join us? It will be fun!


Barb said...

Cute patterns.....they look like you.....you have the perfect shape to go in them too....(lucky you).

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Fun! I don't wear skirts and dresses but I'll root you on!

Julie Fukuda said...

Skirts mean stockings. Stockings mean runs. Runs mean new stockings. New stockings mean a trip to the states to buy my size. Trip to the states means Big bucks.
Sigh! I will stick to pants.

Krista said...

Cute fabrics! I love grey and yellow. And Julie, to hell with stockings!

goldenbird said...

The summer of no pants sounds like a blast. Cute post. You make me wish I could sew.

When I first saw the title of your post, I thought it said "Summer of No Paris". Not quite as fun.