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2018 Sew Monthly Challenges

HSM-2018-w250I am giddy with excitement!  This is the year that I am going to post my challenge makes with The Historical Sew Monthly.  Up until now, I have been completing my challenges on the DL.  This year I bust out of the closet!  Here are the challenges for this year and my ideas for my makings:

January : Mend, Re-Shape, Re-fashion

~ Plaid skirt mending

~ combination changed to pantilettes and a corset cover

~ mend petticoat

February : Under

~ all new 1912’s underthings

~ if time, all new 1930’s underthings

March : Comfort @ home

~ undecided

April : Buttons & Fastenings

~ New skirt with decorative fastenings or new 1912’s walking suit

May : Specific time of Day or Year

~ Night gown?

June : Rebellion & Counter Culture

~ complete bicycling outfit

July : Sleeves

~ undecided

August : Extant Originals

~ undecided

September : Hands & Feet

~ gloves

~ house slippers

~ gaiters

October : Fabric Manipulation


maybe this dress from dreamstress blog (although, there are crazy sleeves for that challenge or the extant original challenge…)

the dreamstress blog

November : Purses or bags


~ make a new purse based on an extant Victorian bag that I inherited from my grandma

December : Neglected Challenge

~ Wild Challenge 2017 : muff and collar or a new winter coat with faux fur trim


Ok, ok, I know.  This is a VERY ambitious list.  But, I have to start somewhere.  I have put it down in black and white and put it out to you, my friends.  Keep me honest, I beg of you.

Also, If you want to know more specifics about these challenges (and I know you have inquiring minds!) please click on the link on the right of my blog page.  Please feel free to join the challenges too, if you want to.  I would love to see what you make throughout the year.

Or just keep me honest on my challenges…