Announcing Novembers Challenge!

A little while ago we asked you to vote for November’s challenge…Sorry I am a little late sharing these results with you, I snuck away on a little holiday.

During my short break 15…yes FIFTEEN…new sign ups came through, thank you for your patience, it turned out we were a bit too “remote” for internet access which, if I am honest, was actually bliss! I think I got you all, but if you are still waiting to hear back from me please let me know – themonthlystitch [at] gmail [dot] com 🙂

We now have 80 – let’s see that in capitals too: EIGHTY contributor sign ups! Wow you guys and look at all the new posts I have to catch up on?!

You should also take another look at The Collective, our contributors page, lots of new faces there. If you have written your very first post and not heard from me, please let me know so I can get you added.

Now on to the exciting announcement:

It looks like you all have a big stack of sewing books, just like me! And it’s about time we dusted a few of them off and actually used them! 🙂

I am really looking forward to this challenge, I already have a great idea that’s a little bit of a twist on the theme.

What favourite sewing books do you own but haven’t gotten around to sewing from yet?

20 thoughts on “Announcing Novembers Challenge!

  1. I currently have the Burdastyle sewing handbook out from the library. I’ve traced 3 patterns from it, so this will give me an excuse to make them!


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  3. Gerties book for me.. will definitely get this one done… seeing that I missed the vintage and Frocktober one.. (lazy and away from home on holidays).

    Have enjoyed looking at the frocks though whilst on hols.. good to see TMS getting around.


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  5. I think that means the Colette sewing book for me too – I have a Drape Drape book and Pattern Magic book, and initially I was thinking I might use one of these but then I checked my blog (out-sourced memory!!) and found I’ve already used both! The thing that has held me back from Colette patterns has been the mismatch between my shape and theirs… I anticipate lots of fitting work in November 🙂


  6. I voted for this. I thought it would be easy. I didn’t realize how many sewing books I have! It’s not the making of the challenges that challenges me as much as the choosing what to make! Nobody told me that would be the hard part when I took up sewing. LOL

    That said, I’m delighted with this month’s challenge. I really, really want to use one of my sewing books! 🙂


  7. I think this is a great idea. I have a few Japanese sewing books and want to make some dresses for my 10 year old as she is now at the upper size of the book. I have some linen in my stash already.


  8. Yeah! I voted for this. I wanted to make something from the Drape Drape books and it seems I am not the only one! 🙂


  9. I suppose it’s a good thing although my third choice – I’ve already started sewing up lingerie and I have plans for a collar for Frocktober, if I can get my grubby little hands on Sandra’s pattern. See here I thought I could cheat, but nope – a whole new garment it is. I’ll pick something else from Gertie’s book.


  10. Funny I was just looking at my Home Sewn book yesterday, thinking that I should actually make one of the patterns. Although my vote was for Lingerie I might actually get me to take action from my Home Sewn book! I must get my blurb through to you as well.


    • Lingerie was my option 😉 but it’s ok, I am sure I’ll find an excuse to get that one up another time…plus I have the perfect book for me to work through next month, the perfect plan so that I can keep making all those dresses I traced off! 🙂


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