For this mini challenge, we’ve dared you to sew something using at least one of the colours of the Sewcialists logo: coral, blue, yellow, black and white! But it can’t be quite that easy… spin the spinner in our announcement post to see what colour you have been assigned!

Sewcialists Mini Challenge graphic: along with the hashtag, the banner says "Match a colour in the Sewcialists logo! Spin our wheel to be randomly assigned blue, coral, yellow, black or white. You have until Sunday July 14th to sew or refashion anything!" The background is composed of brushstrokes in blue, coral, and yellow, like the logo.

For inspiration, I dug through my own past projects!

Gillian wears coral! L-R: a coral and white striped top with a coral-and-white knitted cowl; coral trousers with a white sleeveless top; a coral knitted batwing top; and a black-and-white-and-coral print dress with a ruffle hem.

Coral: Turns out I sew a LOT of coral! For this challenge, you could also use red, pink or a brick colour instead of coral – it all depends what is in your stash! You definitely don’t have to go buy fabric just to take part — unless, of course, you want to!

Gillian wears blue! L-R: a blue print maxi dress; blue leggings with a floral top; a Viking overdress costume in robins-egg blue; and a blue tee and jeans with a multi-coloured knitted cowl.

Blue: The most neutral of colours? This could include everything from denim to navy to the sky-blue that is in our logo! (Check out that Viking overdress I made for our Shieldmaiden theme month back in 2014!)

Gillian's more meagre collection of yellows: L-R: an infinity scarf with gold pom-pom trim; a blouse with navy, black, and acid yellow print on a cream background; a floral top with pink and green and yellow lacy flowers; and a felt flower brooch in purples and yellows.

Yellow: This is the year I start wearing yellow! I... [read more]