Exciting announcement time!!! OWOP is BACK!!!!! If you haven't a clue what I'm on about, OWOP, (or to give it its full title: One Week, One Pattern) is a group challenge where participants wear garments made from just one pattern of their choice, every day for a week. The original One Week One Pattern challenge happened in 2012 and was the brainchild of Tilly and the Buttons. Now you may have noticed that Tilly has been just a teeny, tiny bit busy of late, so she’s graciously handed the baton over to ME! I loved OWOP the first time round and I’m thrilled to be running the show this year.
The starting point of OWOP is the pattern. We all have special sewing patterns that just seem to work for us. It could be that they fit well, they’re flattering, they're easy to sew and wear, or in some cases ALL of these things! It’s precisely because they work so well for us that we sew them again and again. The idea behind OWOP is to celebrate these super-hero sewing patterns by dedicating a whole week to them. It’s also an opportunity to really think about your own individual look and stretch your styling skills with your handmade wardrobe. Think of the infinite mix and match possibilities on offer - how creative can you get styling multiple versions of the same garment? The number of versions of your pattern you choose to wear/sew is entirely up to you - anything goes! It will also be really interesting to discover which patterns people decide to showcase.
I’ll be publishing a separate post shortly where you can sign up for the challenge and which will give full details and hopefully answer any questions you have. Today’s post is just to announce the date and confirm that it’s happening (yay!!). So, just to make it official, One Week One Pattern 2014 will run from SATURDAY 6th TO FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2014. Oh yes, and there’ll be guest posts from your favourite bloggers, the odd badly drawn graph and prizes aplenty. I really hope a few of you will join me! Can’t wait! x