There are times when I can be a little over the top insane. I love challenges and opportunities to learn new things but I guess I should admit I like being a little under pressure. It makes for a more interesting experience. That’s what you get for having a Type A personality. I really do need to learn to relax a little more but for now, this is what have kept me from completing the 52 weeks challenge this week!I have been wanting to learn to sew for the past three years. I came up with 101 reasons not to it. I guess one of the first lesson I learnt from this is to just do it. Whatever it is that I want to try, don’t let reason be the cause for a lack of action. After all, what can I lose? I started sewing by chance. I had ordered a Drindl dress for Octoberfest from blossomcostumes.com.au I wanted something that is not too slutty, a little more traditional. I guess that’s my style, traditional. I was however, unable to acquire the appropriate garment on time. At first they had delivered me a dress that was a size too small and then I was sent one with faulty zipper. After the first dress arrived I was determined to sew my own because I could not take the chance of the second one not arriving on time. I had three days to learn to sew and it was one of the craziest three days full of learning.I had no idea what I was doing, and spent the first of the three days watching youtube clips on how to use a sewing machine and how to read a pattern. To me, reading the pattern was the scariest part. The most intimidating part. Too many lines, too many symbols that I needed to follow and decipher. After figuring that part out, the rest came quite easily. As I progressed through this project, my stitches came faster and straighter. My mum helped sew the shoulder straps together and ruffle the skirt. She cleverly suggested sticky taping the ruffles so they remain the same same length when I start sewing them together. I finished the project at the last minute, right before I had to leave to go to Octoberfest.It was a crazy move of my part trying learn to sew in 3 days but it has given me the confidence to try other bigger, more challenging projects but I think next time, I will be kinder to myself and give myself more time. With 2 weeks worth of 52 weeks owing, I hope you enjoy this week’s post! I have a hundred and one photos to edit and blogs to write so come and follow me on instagram where I post more regularly about daily micro-adventures!