Searching for Ambitious Folks

In thinking about The Sew Weekly 2011, I've realized that the community is going to be a much bigger component of my sewing mission. As part of this, I'm hoping to add a few other contributors to The Sew Weekly. If you're interested, here's what I'll ask of you:

  • Starting the first week of January, sew at least one garment once a week for a year*
  • Write one weekly post documenting the dress (just the results, not the construction)
  • Have a strong voice
  • Do it for the love of sewing and blogging (in other words, there's no money involved)

While you don't have to sew all vintage, an emphasis on making use of vintage fabrics, patterns, notions is always more than encouraged. Most importantly,  you don't have to be an expert seamstress. In fact, if you're learning, that's even better! You should just feel comfortable assuming you can complete one garment a week. 

If you're interested, please contact me over here. Please provide a link to your current blog (if you have one) or any other writings (Burdastyle, Pattern Review, Etc…)

* This may be too ambitious for most folks. Obviously, I think it's doable. Another option would be to commit to once a week for a month and then I'll rotate different authors. We'll figure this out.


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. I have plans to be ambitious when it comes to sewing this next year but I am not sure I could keep up with one a week like you do. Of course I am sure it gets easier as you go along. Maybe I should challenge myself and see how it goes. I’ll have to think about this one. LOL.
    I do think I will post a link to your challenge on my blog and maybe others will join in who find you there.

  2. It’s not the sewing that’s daunting. It’s the posting and blogging. I have to try and do better in the future. I’m going to follow Sue’s lead. I’m going to do a post this about my 2011 goals and I’ll create a link to this challenge.

  3. I really, really want to do this! I like the month rotation idea. I think I can do that. Plus I have some vintage patterns I would like to use. If anyone else needs some vintage patterns, I have some in my Etsy shop.

  4. I quilt also. The best I could do is one outfit a month.

  5. Love your blog, love your sewing and admire your committment. Would love to be able to commit to sewing one item a week, but not so sure I have it in me…. will think very hard between now and the end of the year. BTW… love the tablecloth dress.

  6. I would really love to give this a shot. I have just began blogging and have sewn for awhile so the two together would be perfect. I would like to base my projects on mixing vintage and modern pattens to create custom dresses and duplicate Lilli Ann suits. A lot to do but well worth it.

  7. I am so inspired by your blog and creations. This coming year I want to do a lot more sewing. I thought about challenging myself to a garment a week but there are too many things in my life that make that difficult right now. My goals are: to use up or get rid of stash fabrics, master pants, and round out my wardrobe.
    I look forward to the continuation of your blog and returning to it for further inspiration!
    Happy New Year!

  8. I love your blog and would love to join along too BUT although I have enough patterns to do one a week, the difficulty is setting up the pattern. The cutting and adjusting the fit takes the longest for me. As soon as I have a pattern working I use quite often. I would love to learn how others prepare patterns especially vintage patterns which often need to be recopied.