Carolyn over at My Favourite is hosting a meme this year. The meme is 2010 - 12 months, 12 challenges.
There is a different challenge every month and for the month of January, we were challenged to make something for ourselves. This is rather appropriate, since we have been rather busy making things for others in the lead up to Christmas.
I made this "two hour dress" (NewLook 6889) for myself. I am fairly long in the torso, but an average-ish height, so I made the shorter of the two lengths and added 7cm to the top half of the dress but made no modifications to the bottom half. It finished up a nice knee length dress, perfect for wearing around the house on hot days.
Now, I bet you are wondering, did I do it in two hours? After tracing and adjusting and cutting (which isn't included in the two hours) it took me somewhere from 2.5 - 3 hours. I would imagine it would be quicker doing it again.
Next month the challenge is to sew something from a knit fabric. I have a plan, hopefully I get it under way nice and early in the month.