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Saturday, October 18, 2014

3rd Place! Yay!

I finished third and wow, what fun it was to participate in the Fabric Mart Fabricista challenge!  I ended up with three garments I am VERY proud of and LOVE wearing!  I also win a gift certificate!  My goal was to make it to the top five and I surpassed that so everything else was gravy!  

Here is a recap of what I made!

Round 1--the Scout Woven Tee 


Round 2--all about the fit! 



Round 3--Ready to wear knock off!


Round 4  The Little Red Dress!


Round 5--the mystery bundle challenge!


Round 5--Inspired by art!




Wow, do I love everything I made! 

I learned a lot from participating least of which is to make a muslin if you want a great result!  

I can't tell you how many times I skip this step out of sheer laziness!  

Think, think, think about the fabrics you choose for your garments.  

I typically do this until I drive myself nuts, but the right fabric for the right pattern is essential.  

This is something I will do in the future and that is to try and add a little pizazz to each garment I make--something unexpected, like a super fun lining, just something!  

If I met you through this challenge, I feel doubly blessed!  

If you hung with me throughout--a huge thank you!  

Again, thanks for reading!

Sue :)  



12 comments:

  1. Great job! I loved everything you made. Hope you enjoy your prize!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! I will enjoy it immensely!

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  2. Congratulations Sue. I have enjoyed following you throughout the competition and all your garments have been very impressive. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Jean Margaret! I am very happy with the work I completed! Now, I just need to give my sewing room a very good cleaning!

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  3. Your garments are very interesting and very detailed. Happy sewing~

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    1. Thanks Dorothy! I appreciate your kind words!

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  4. I was so honored to sew with you in this competition. I learned so much from you!

    I still think my favorite make of yours was the jeans. Those are AWESOME!

    Congratulations! Have you picked out what fabric you are going to buy yet? LOL. :D

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  5. Each of your garments from the competition were really well finished with great fit and interesting details. Congratulations on so many wonderful pieces and on finishing third.

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  6. Well, I'm very happy that I met you through the challenge. I love your style and admire your skills.

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  7. Great job.. Some lovely garments too. I have enjoyed following you, through this.. So fun..Happy sewing.

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  8. Congratulations! All of your garments were winners!!! I enjoyed following the challenge and seeing what you were going to make.

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  9. Congrats Sue! So nice to sew alongside you!!!

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