The First Challenge of the Year


Name & Location: My name is Janlynn and I live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Blog:  My blog is Janlynn-Sewmore.  I post about my sewing, crafting and home renovations.  I have been blogging for a short time but I have “met” so many wonderful supportive friends who have helped me blog more and sew more.

How long have you been sewing: I have been sewing since I was 10 years old.  I am now 56 ! That makes for 46 years of sewing – yikes!

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I have come to accept that I am a deadline sewer.  I need the adrenaline rush of finishing with seconds to spare.

What do you love most about sewing garments: Besides the fit and sometimes the savings, I think the thing I love about my sewn garments is the quality of the finishing.  For me it is all about the details.  I love a skirt with a contrasting lining, an invisible zipper, an invisible hand stitched hem,the pattern matching at all seams, the pure luxury of a well made garment.

What do you hate most about sewing garments: My biggest problems are finding patterns that reflect current ready to wear trends and finding the fabrics that the designers use.

What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I have recently lost over 40 pounds and I am continuing to lose.  I need new clothes.  This is a perfect opportunity to create a completely co-ordinated, figure flattering wardrobe.

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: Besides losing more weight and continuing my yoga, my biggest goal would be to save the money to demolish and rebuild the downstairs bathroom.

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: Blog For Better Sewing, Sew Country Chick, Gorgeous Things Blog La Sewista, Communing with Fabric