Hot! First Challenge of the Year

Name & Location: Krista Finck Manhattan, New York

Blog: None yet, need to get posting under my belt.

How long have you been sewing: On and off since I was 10 years old. Got serious the past 1 1/2years when I replace my old singer and also bought a serger machine.

Why did you commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: Reading the Challenges last year motivated me to try new things and rekindle my love of sewing.

What did you love most about sewing garments: The satisfaction of creating a look to my taste.

What do you hate most about sewing garments: Getting stumped on following the pattern directions. Sometimes I find reading them out loud to myself helps.

What do you want to accomplish this year in regard to the challenge: Sew everything I need to add to my wardrobe.

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: Get back into shape.

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: SewWeekly, Gertie New Blog for Better Sewing, Elegant Musings, Sewaholic and Colette Snippets



Krista started sewing at the age of 10, but got serious July of 2010 when she had to replace her old singer and got a serger machine for a birthday present. She lives in Manhattan -New York City with her husband. Reading the SewWeekly challenges last year motivated her to try new things and rekindle her love of Sewing.


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  1. Love the bodice and sleeves! Awesomeness!

  2. Thank you Amanda. It’s a great pattern for curvy women, the only adjustment I did was shirring across the bodice insert. The pattern has a full lining, which is perfect for hot summers.