52 Week Sewing Challenge- Challenge Accepted!

I had this idea earlier in the year…

…I could sew one item a week and gift it to someone in my life.  I thought it was a great idea.  I got off to a good start.

Ellie and Mac’s Double Handkerchief Dress
The Boxer Shorts by Wardrobe by Me
The Boxer Shorts by Wardrobe by Me
Dragon Tails by Running with Scissors
Created with Embrillance Software

And then doubt set in about how would I always get that person’s measurements and choose the best fabric to best represent them as a human being.

And then budget set in when all of the custom fabric I had envisioned them in started adding up in cost.

And then, since I kind of wanted to document this endeavor, I could blog about it. And that was scary.  In fact, this first blog post has been in the works for awhile. I’m embarrassed to tell you for how long.

And then life and chasing two boys around took over and I put my idea on pause.


Until  I read a post on  Patterns for Pirates (P4P) of a woman who asked about starting a 52 Week Sewing Challenge, and an idea was hatched.  When she gave me her blessing to start a Facebook page, I never envisioned how excited people would get and how fast it would grow!  With an instagram page, a team of admins and a year’s worth of sponsors on our side, 2018 is going to be the best sewing year ever!  25591906_10100281548960716_6227894979422483587_n

I created weekly themes for inspiration but wanted to keep the challenge as open to people as possible, so members have full range to ignore the weekly challenges and do their own thing!  I’m hoping the weekly challenge inspire some creativity, at least for me if not others.  Check out the files on our FB page for all of the weekly themes.

I still don’t know that I will gift each creation from 2018, but I’m definitely going to try as much as I can. I’m happy that our initiative is hopefully going to inspire many people to create many things.

We start in less than a week, and I hope you’ll come join us on our 52 Week Sewing Challenge FB page.  In the meantime, enjoy some of my favorite creations from 2017!  I can’t wait to sew with you!


Until then,


*As always, this blog post may contain affiliate links.  If you purchase an item using one of these links I may receive a small commission, which only fuels my sewing habit!  Thank you.

Kelsey’s 2018 Sewing Goals

  • Sew a Cowl
  • Sew a Wrap Dress
  • Sew a Pair of Jeans
  • Sew a Zipper
  • Sew a Button
  • Sew a Christmas Tree Skirt
  • Sew a Matchbox Car Mat (or two)
  • Create a handmade wardrobe
  • Open up an Etsy Shop with Embroidery Patterns

10 thoughts on “52 Week Sewing Challenge- Challenge Accepted!

  1. Woo Hoo!! You go girl – this will be a great year for you, I’m sure. So glad I found your blog and your Facebook page. Maybe I’ll get inspired to actually DO some of those projects swirling around in my imagination. Hey, it could happen!!


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