Cake patterns is hosting a sewalong for the new Red Velvet pattern. They've divided everyone into three houses (I'm in Esme) based on the names of the models on the pattern envelope. There's a points system and a prize and a Flikr group and all sorts of stuff.
This is the first pattern sewalong I've done and I'm super excited about it. I'm hoping that the 30 minutes a day of sewing during the sewalong turns into 30 minutes a day of sewing after the sewalong, too. The sewalong will give me some accountability in that you get points by showing progress pix and for finishing an object (a Red Velvet dress or clutch or Espresso leggings). This is going to be a good time to start the sewalong, too. My husband, John, will be home on the 11th for Veteran's day so I'll be able to work on some of the Espresso leggings before the actual sewing starts for the Red Velvet dress (Day 1 is getting all of your materials together and choosing size and fabric). On Sat., the 16th, John will be leaving town and my mom will be flying in. Mom sewed many of my clothes when I was little so it will be great having another sewist around during the sewalong--she can help me figure things out if I get stuck. :)