The lovely Seeks (from The Seek Speak) and I have decided to host a sewing challenge! Which is something I’m rather excited about – I love sewing challenges, and I love the idea of hosting one with an awesome crafty girl rather fabulous. :-)
Admittedly, this one is a tad bit specialised. Since Seeks and I are both preggers at the moment, we thought it was the ideal time to host a sewing challenge dedicated to all things pregnancy and baby related.
And thus, I’d like to introduce you to….
The goal is to create a handmade pregnancy wardrobe, and a bunch of handmade things for the baby and the nursery over the next few months.
We’ve decided on five categories for the challenge:
- Alterations (including refashions and making non-pregnancy pattern pregnancy-suitable)
- and Nesting/Baby
Heck, even those of you who aren’t pregnant may want to join in just for that last category, and get some gifts made for the soon-to-be-parents in your life!
Want to join in? Just grab the badge above, link it back here, and play along! I’m aiming to do a monthly round-up of all the “Sew, Baby!” creations – comment on this post with your progress to get included and we can all see what everyone is crafting.
Official badge details for your blog are:
- Image URL: http://macskakat.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/maternity-skirt.jpg?w=500&h=333
- Host URL (where it links to): http://macskakat.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/introducing-the-sew-baby-sewing-challenge/
- Image width: 200
- Image height: 133
If you’re a WordPress user, you can add the badge as follows:
- When you’re in the dashboard, go to the ‘Appearance’ link on the left-hand menu, then select ‘Widgets’ from the drop-down menu that appears
- Drag the ‘Image’ widget from the right-hand pane on the screen to the ‘Primary Widget Area’ on the left hand side to create a new image on your blogs sidebar
- Fill in Image URL, Link URL, Width and Height fields, using the values above
- Press ‘Save’ and you’re all done!
(As for the image – it’s one of those crazy 1950′s pencil skirts with a cut-out for the bump. I have a pattern for one of these and fully intend to make it up to see if it’s a) at all wearable, and b) at all comfortable.)