Pattern Pact 2011

I mentioned my resolution to sew from a pattern/book/magazine I already own once a month for the year of 2011. A couple of commenters declared a similar resolve, and Jenn has been all over the idea!

So we are organizing a sew along of sorts!

Pattern Pact button

This one will be pretty low key! Each month between February and October, choose a pattern from your library and post your choice to our Flickr group. By the end of the month post your finished project! Done! Choose something simple on those busy months or tackle something you've been meaning to try.

And need another reason for joining in -- besides using those patterns that are languishing unopen in a drawer? There will be GIVEAWAYS! That's right, each month participants will be entered in a giveaway (fabric! gift cards! tools and supplies!), and those who take part for each of the nine months the pact runs will be entered in a special sponsored giveaway (just don't ask who the sponsor is -- still working on that!).

OK, so you have until February 7 to choose your first project!! Let's go!

WAIT! I almost forgot. If you'd like to post the button to your blog, go ahead and download it from this post, and link it to this post or our Flickr group. Let me know if you need help!


April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Very cool idea!
My problem is that I am a weirdo and usually end up creating a pattern for something. (I have a knack for making life as difficult as possible.)
But I'm going to read along and make an honest effort to consider the patterns that I do own. And maybe bust one out. ;)

Kristin said...

I definitely need to participate...i have major guilt over the stack of books that I have never actually done anything with!

The WoodLand School said...

Awesome idea! I can't wait to see what treasures lurk under the dust :-)

...julia... said...

I think this is an awesome idea, I'd love to join in on the fun!

jmbmommy said...

I am joining you, because I am learning how to follow directions. I also want to write some patterns for my own designs and so I think that following will give me some insight in to what to do and what not to do. Thanks for this great idea!!

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