Even more challenges

While reading the blogs from some other costumers who are participating in the Historical Sew Fortnightly/Monthly, I was directed to a few other challenges which are certainly tempting…

  • 17th Century sewing challenge – over the course of a year create a full outfit from a painting and share progress through a Facebook group.
  • The Manuscript Challenge – over the course of a year create a full outfit directly from a manuscript dated 400-1500.
  • There was also The Fourth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge – which went from June – September 2014 along with it’s predecessors – for 2015 they’ve adjusted the dates a little bit and The Fifth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge will run April 1 to July 31, 2015.
  • There’s also a Italian Renaissance Costuming Mini-Challenge – this one is for February 2015, but more will come with time perhaps?  This one for February I’m too late for, but I might keep an eye out for others! I’d love to re-make my Reta for this one, and new brooches (occasionally worn on the head) but I just really won’t have time in the next while, I know it… (between all the other things I want to do in time for other deadlines, plus a pretty stressful personal life right now…)
  • Shear Madness does a variety of different costume themes, four times a year. I’m very curious about this for sure… and can even see how one of the upcoming challenges might align with some of the costumes I still want to make.  They also have a Facebook group.

(there’s also the Artemisian Costuming Challenge for a particular SCA Shire if you want to see how they set it up..)


Does anyone know of any other fun challenges? Let me know in the comments below!

One comment on “Even more challenges

  1. Dawn says:

    Through folks on a Facebook group, I was pointed towards the Foundations Revealed challenge as well – http://www.foundationsrevealed.com/competition
    Along with the Your Wardrobe Unlock’d competition: http://yourwardrobeunlockd.com/competition – the 2015 challenge is over, but the 2016 one will be announced in March.

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