I can now officially move the apostrophe from The Cool Girl's Club to The Cool Girls' Club because it's not just me anymore. We have heaps of members. And as a club, we need guidelines. So here's how it works.... A sew-along is basically a bunch of people who are all working on the same project at the same time. I was rather ambitiously thinking that we could work through the book, one pattern at a time, but I guess we'll need to see how the first one goes. Do not be put off by my obsessiveness.
So what do we do?
- First off, you'll need to get the book. For my UK friends, Amazon have it £10 here. For my American pals, Amazon have it for $16.50 here. Apologies to anyone not from the UK or US, I hope I haven't offended you so much you hate me forever and still find it in your heart (and your Amazon) to join in. If you don't want to buy the book, check out the library to see if they have it or will acquire it for you.
- I've started a Flickr group for the sew-along here. Please go and join it. Not only will it be a place for us to post our pictures but we can
talk amongst ourselves about how cool we arehelp each other out if anyone gets stuck. I see a future where we worship at the feet of KID-MD, as she is the doyenne of making adult clothes and is mighty helpful.
- If you have a blog, please take that nifty picture from the top of this post and gently place it in your sidebar with a link. I will love you forever if you blog about joining the sew-along because your readers are cool too and might want to participate. If you don't have a blog, print out that icon at the top, laminate it and wear it on your lapel. And tell everyone you meet about the sew-along so they can join in too. This is a good barometer of whether they are cool and should be your friends.
- Okay, now we all make a skirt and rock it like nobody's business. And we take pictures (or borrow the ones that the newpapers take thinking we're celebrities) and post them in Flickr. Or email to me if you have an aversion to Flickr. And then we all blog about our skirts, and other people's skirts until skirts become the number one search term on Google. And then we ostracise everybody that didn't join until they cry and want to join the club too and then we let them because we're nice like that and fame hasn't gone to our heads.
Oh, and can those of you who aren't terrified by my fascism and want to come and play regardless either leave a comment here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your relevant details (web addresses etc).