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The challenge for 2014…

…One goal I have this year is to actually complete a sewing challenge I enter!  Continue reading The challenge for 2014…

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Monthly Challenges and Sewalongs…

The Monthly Stitch


…I joined The Monthly Stitch a few months ago as usual, I planned various projects, I even started the Advance blouse I had planned, for vintage month: Continue reading Monthly Challenges and Sewalongs…

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Joined another two sewalongs, which I hope to actually participate in not just look at.

Burda Sewalong

The first one is the Burda sewalong with a couple of Bloggers from New Zealand (Yay!)  The Curious Kiwi and Kat from Modern Vintage Cupcakes.  Basically you grab a Burda magazine or two that you might have in your pattern stash, chose a couple of patterns and get sewing.  They even have a Pintrest group to post all your projects 🙂

You can find more information here:


Burda sew along



So this is a challenge to actually get us crafty folk to wear our garments we sew, if we don’t already!  You make a pledge, mine is:

‘I, Turina of Dreaming the Details, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2013’. 

Some people have harder (well IMO for me!) pledges such as wearing only handmade items, or sewing stuff to wear etc.  but you just make up your own pledge and hopefully keep to it, then you can just blog about your progress and share with the group ( sounds like therapy a bit hehe ) or join their Flicka group and post your photos there.

So the Me-Made-May-’13 sign up can be found here:

To tell you the truth I haven’t got a huge stash of handmade clothing to chose from, but I do have a few pieces being planned so it may not be as hard as I expect 🙂  And I have a few peices planned from the Burda Challenge also.  Will post my ideas for the Burda Challenge in a separate post, and once May starts will hopefully remember to post what I wear everyday!!

Anyway the whole idea is to have fun, and be creative.