Saturday, October 18, 2014

Coming in 2nd...

I WON 2ND PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!

GUYS!! I WON 2ND PLACE! hahaha! I am very excited and giddy and all that! I get $100 to spend at FabricMart and a Julie's Picks Membership.  Congrats to Dina on 1st place and Sue on 3rd!

This challenge has been insanely fun. Each week, I had to step out of my comfort zone in some way and boy am I a better sewer now because of it! Extra bonus -- I found new blogs to follow and made new sewing friends!

I've really tackled fitting challenges and learned that muslin-making isn't the devil. I've learned to think outside the box a bit more than I am used to. I've learned to think of fabric in a new way. And I got to sew along with some fantastic sewers. SCORE!

I intended to write this post -and- show my yummy winnings from the Red Dress challenge and Bundle challenge but I haven't gotten the second one yet. So be looking for that post :)

Recap:
Week 1: Embellishing the Grainline Scout tee

I freaked out because the woven, dartless tee would not be my friend and 'embellish'?!? I don't embellish!!! :) I ended up doing an overlay and exposed zipper. 

Week 2: All about FIT!
This dress had been on my to-do list for awhile. I picked up yummy wool crepe and made a well fitting dress to celebrate my anniversary. New Look 6123

Week 3: Knocking off RTW


Again, OUTSIDE MY ZONE! :) I had tried to trace off a simple tee before and got all frustrated. Yep. Had to do it here. I've since traced off another RTW item and want to copy a pair of cropped pants (probably in the spring). 

Week 4. The LRD (little red dress)


This was a challenge in fit and construction. I was VERY proud of my work here and WON this week! Simplicity 1314.

Week 5: The FabricMart Bundle challenge

I was simultaneously looking forward to and dreading this week. There was some amazing stuff put out last year in the bundle challenge and again, I was really pushed to come up with something cool and wearable from 5 random fabrics! :) And I WON this week too!!! McCall's 6844 cardigan and McCall's 6752 dress.

Week 6: Inspired by Art

I created a sleek, chic look inspired by minimalist architecture. I am in love with this outfit! V8932 jacket, V9032 pants, S1364 top.

Thank you SO much to everyone who voted and who cheered us on. It was minorly stressful in that you get the challenge say on, Thursday and your look is due on Tuesday. And somewhere in there you have to choose what you're sewing, get fabric and notions and pattern together, maybe muslin, sew it up, get photos, write it up, and blog about it. WHEW! BUT IT'S SO FUN!!!!!!!!

You (whoever you are), if you are thinking of it, be sure to throw your hat in the ring next fall! :-D

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As soon as I finished this last look, I really cleaned up the cave, put everything in it's place, and declared a break from sewing.


And then I sewed a dress! I wanted a comfy knit dress for my upcoming trip to Chicago and I did one of those super-quick sewing jobs and got it done. I have now been informed that my daughter needs a skirt before I leave ;)

Will blog those in the next couple days along with some unblogged makes.

No sewing til I return in a week. Eep.

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're the silver medalists!!! It was so fun to wee all the really great work over the weeks. Now you get a year of enablement with the Julie's Picks club and a fabric shopping spree with them! Wooooo hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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  2. Congratulations! Your creations are beautiful and I can't believe that you managed to pull off all that work under a tight schedule, crazy-ness! I can't decide if I'm more jealous of week 6's outfit or how clean your sewing space is. I am however certain with how impressed I am with your win, you deserved it! Congrats!

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  3. Oh my goodness! So proud of you. You did a wonderful job.

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  4. Congratulations! As you said, the prize from FM is only half of the win. Having fun and growing as a sewer is far more valuable! I enjoyed following your progress and am very happy to see that you made it this far. Way to go!!

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  5. What Graca said--that sewing space! So clean, so tidy, so organized! Mine is a tornado zone.

    I was truly honored to work alongside you this whole time. Your work is inspiring. I am now going to try my hand at a minimalist coat, inspired by your design, of course!

    Now--yummy fabric! Whee!

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  6. The internets ate my comment. sigh. anyway I'll repost. Congrats!!! and enjoy your trip. $100 in fabric is oh so fun :D

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  7. Congratulations on 2nd place!!!! You did a wonderful job in the challenge, and grew as each week went by. I enjoyed seeing all your makes, and enjoy all your wonderful prizes!!

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  8. Woot!!!! Congratulations! You made it!!! It has been so fun following along-- you definitely made some awesome pieces. Enjoy your prizes!!! :)

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  9. Wow!! Congrats on such a great run. I have been watching your progress as have everyone else, and am so proud to see how much you have grown in your sewing cave!

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  10. Oh congrats nakisha. Great great job and well deserved.

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  11. Congratulations! I can also see the growth of your sewing and for that you should be very proud! Hell I'm proud of you! YOU are an awesome sewist!!!!

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  12. Congratulations! You made some really great garments, but I think even better is that you hung in there and pushed yourself to do it. I know I couldn't have done it!

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  13. Woo-hoo, congratulations! I really enjoyed watching what you did each week of the competition. Have a great time in Chicago and stop by Vogue Fabrics for me!

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  14. Congratulations! I am so in awe of the garments you've been creating. So fast too! You inspire me to get sewing. Enjoy your prize, you earned it!

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  15. Congratulations Nakisha. I have enjoyed following your progress through the competition and all your garments have been fabulous. Great effort.

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  16. So happy for you! Winning any of those challenges is impressive and you made it to the final 3.

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  17. Congratulations! Certainly well deserved. You made some really beautiful ensembles!

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  18. You make a great statement with those awesome pieces. Congratulations on a job well done.

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  19. Yay! Congratulations! Very deserved.

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  20. Woohoo! Congrats on second place! You worked so hard on the whole contest.

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  21. Congratulations! I remember when you were fairly new to this and asking many questions. Guess you listened to the posters. It paid off. :)

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  22. Well done - a phenomenal effort- too get second prize is so fantastic, seeing you only bought a machine a year or so ago :)

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  23. Congratulations on winning 2nd place. I've enjoyed seeing your creations. Enjoy all that new fabric!

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  24. Congrats! I love your outfits!

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  25. You really did a good job on all your outfits. I really love the black jacket. Every time I step out of my comfort zone it makes me more creative. Congrats!

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  26. Congratulations a great achievement, you have come a long way in such a short time from a beginner sewer

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  27. You did an outstanding job! Congrats and enjoy your much deserved break.

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  28. Congrats! You had some amazing looks.

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  29. Congrats! All of your garments look fantastic!

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  30. I am late but Congrats! I am glad you had such a wonderful experience.

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  31. Really proud of you for taking part in this challenge. All your garments look great.

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