I have decided to participate in a sewing challenge. Ricochet from Ricochet and Away! is hosting what she calls the Fab Folds Sewing Challenge. The theme of the challenge is pleats, pin-tucking, and smocking. This is what Ricochet writes about it:
"I am very interested in techniques that add texture and dimension to my sewing projects. I love ruffles and quilting and mixing prints and fabric types. I also totally geek out on math and geometric shapes. You'd think I'd be totally into pleats, pin-tucking, and smocking. The sad truth is that besides a bit of canadian smocking and a few pleated handbags, I've never really explored any of those techniques to my satisfaction. I came up with this challenge to remedy that."
I have had this idea for an outfit for Littleheart for a while, that incorporates pintucks and pleats, so I think I will go ahead and realize the idea in time for this challenge. Hey, maybe I will be able to incorporate smocking too, which I haven't tried yet. Ever since I saw Melly's project on project run and play, I have wanted to try smocking. Well, we will see what I come up with. If the smocking part doesn't fit into this project, I can always try it out on a different one...
Wish me luck!