7th Challenge result: I’m out!
A wave of relief swept over me when I read the email during my lunch break. And even after thinking about it on the ride home, I feel the same way. No disappointment and no regrets. It had it highs. Two challenge wins. Lows - “of all the fabrics they sell, they sent us this?” But I have my life back. I can play with the cover stitch machine I bought on eBay 3 weeks ago, finish the pair of pants I started back in Sept, read my new book on Draping, get back into my exercise routine, have relaxing weekends, etc.
There are three young sewists toiling away on their entries for the final competition. Good Luck to each of you!
I have to thank the ladies at the Fabricmartblog for running the challenge. I know it was a lot of work for them. Like the first time for any online contest, there were a lot of questions, mid stream changes and instructions, and perceived favoritism or unfairness. If the judges plan to do this again I hope they ask for feedback from the 1st challenge contestants. It can only make future challenges better.
I also learned some things about myself. I can sew under crippling time constraints. When doing so I should plan time for mistakes and unsewing. I should not sew after attending a wine tasting event. And I should listen to the design voices in my head. When I do everything turns out great
And another high - one of my challenging entries, a non winning one, caught the attention of an editor of a sewing magazine who asked if they could feature it on the sidebar of an article about a technique I used. More on that in the future.
Now I am off to a relaxing evening; dinner with a glass of wine, and no sewing!