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Did a bit of #brightsewing to brighten up a derry winter, just in time for the Bright Sewing challenge.

Bright Sewing

Over the last few weeks, I spotted a lot of colorful sewing projects on Instagram and quickly learned about the #brightsewing challenge hosted by @pinkcoatclub and the @theunfinishedseamstress.

The idea was to sew something bright and cheerful despite it being the dead of winter. As it so happens, I had just cut out a project that was perfect for this challenge and thought I’d join in.

Another McCalls 7129

After making my reversible McCalls 7129 wrap skirt I knew I wanted to make another one. I had plans for a pink toned one using two different linen fabrics.

Did a bit of #brightsewing to brighten up a derry winter, just in time for the Bright Sewing challenge.
Paired this skirt with a rtw sweater, and love the look

The first linen was a deep rose pink with pink and blue flowers, the second was a solid light pink with a bit of texture in it. 

Constructing the Skirt

Making the skirt was straight forward but I did have a bit of an issue. I didn’t think about the texture pattern on the solid pink fabric.

I had to mix up the pattern piece placement to get it to fit on the fabric and it caused that texture to be horizontal on some panels and vertical on others. It really frustrates me, but my hubby said it adds interest.

Did a bit of #brightsewing to brighten up a derry winter, just in time for the Bright Sewing challenge.
The reverse side is a solid pink

I’m not so sure about his opinion, so while this skirt was meant to be reversible I think I’m probably only going to wear the floral side because I hate seeing my mistake on the plain side.

Floral Pink in January

Despite running into issues, I really do love how my pink floral skirt came out. More importantly, I love wearing bright cheery colors despite how cold and depressing the outside temperatures make it.  With that said I’m super glad that I participated with the #brightsewing challenge even if I only posted my skirt on the last day of the challenge.

Did a bit of #brightsewing to brighten up a derry winter, just in time for the Bright Sewing challenge.
Bright pink is perfect for beating the winter blues

Did you participate in the #brightsewing challenge? What are your thoughts on bright sewing to beat the winter blues?

Did a bit of #brightsewing to brighten up a derry winter, just in time for the Bright Sewing challenge.

 

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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