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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 :)  


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

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

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

    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!

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

    1. Thanks Dorothy! I appreciate your kind words!

  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

  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.

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

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

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

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