Saturday, September 28, 2013

Next Challenge and Artistry in Fashion Mini Report!


Thanks SO much for your votes on challenge #2! I have made it to the third round in the FabricMart Fabricista Fashion Challenge.

The third challenge has been announced! For this one, each of us was sent a different bundle of three fabrics, totaling approximately 6 yards. We are to make a "two piece garment" using all three fabrics. Here are the instructions we received:

Using the 6 yard Bundle we have sent you, make a 2 piece garment. What is in the bundle is a mystery and everyone will receive something different. Try to incorporate the three fabrics in some way. You can use fabric from your stash to finish your look, but keep in mind that the bundle fabric must make up a majority of your outfit. You will be judged on creativity, craftsmanship, the way you use your fabrics together, and fit.

I received the following three fabrics (clicking the pic takes you to the link on the FabricMart site):

  • Gray plaid flannel, 2.5 yards.
  • Black poly/cotton ponte, 2 yards (though it was actually more).
  • Navy soft cotton print with tennis rackets, 1.5 yards.

I have been sewing like mad since Tuesday evening. (I was too tired Monday evening and needed some time to think about it.) I got far enough along today that I decided I would allow myself to attend Artistry in Fashion for a couple of hours.

I am so glad that I went. It was lots of fun! I saw many folks I know and met new folks. Pictures were taken, but not with my phone. Some of the pics are in Marcy Tilton's camera and she said she'd send some along, so stay tuned.

By the way, have you seen that Kathryn Brenne is now writing articles for Emma One Sock? She has two up so far, and these are full of great information. In fact, when I saw the pics of Kathryn in the ponte article, I noticed that she's wearing Trippens, and I thought, she's cool! She's also written some great material. Check it out!

I have one garment completed for the challenge and am about to start #2. Wish me luck. Off to sew!

34 comments:

  1. Glad you got to go! Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric. I've still got LOTS of work to do on mine!

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    1. I hope you've made good progress, Peg!

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  2. Luck luck! I don't think you will need too much :) You have some nice fabrics that should suit you nicely. Phew! Glad you got to to to Artistry in Fashion. It would have been a shame to miss that.

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  3. Great fabric selection, and has that wild card of tennis rackets thrown in. This will be a fun challenge for us spectators. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! The tennis rackets were very unlike me and definitely challenging. :)

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  4. These challenges are not for the faint of heart. I am not nearly creative enough; I would be making a fitted twin flannel bedsheet, tennis racket pj bottoms and a black robe. then i'd fling myself on the bed, with many tears and much gnashing of teeth, cursing at Heidi and Nina and what's his name. I am so glad you got away to go to Artistry in Fashion - you DESERVED it ;)

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    1. ps - good luck! you are doing amazing work!

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    2. LOL! Robyn, your reaction is quite realistic!
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  5. But...but...but...the navy. It doesn't "go"! :-) I have no doubt that you'll come up with something amazing! I'd be right there with Robyn, cursing the judges.

    Glad you went to AIF.

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  6. Those of us who know you, and your rapidly increasing creativity, are supremely confident that you will more than rise to the occasion...even with the wild card of the navy...go, Shams!

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  7. Marcy took a pic of me! V8691, Katherine Tilton knit top. Sorry we didn't get a chance to chat, though we did at least make eye contact. - Heather

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    1. Very cool, Heather! I hope Marcy posts that pic on her blog! I saw waved at you during the lecture. :)

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  8. It was big fun to spot you at A in F today! Those look like challenging fabrics to me - the tennis racket piece is a supreme mystery! I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

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    1. I'm SO glad I got to say hi, Claire!! I hope you found AIF to be worthwhile and safe travels back to Seattle!

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  9. Three interesting pieces of fabric to get your creative juices flowing, or hitting with that navy racket ring-in! Can't wait to see your 2 pieces made up with these ... J

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  10. My goodness, that is a challenging fabric combo and two pieces in one week as well! I'm with Margy and just know you'll succeed, you are on fire atm!! Glad you found a couple of hours to attend AiF with friends and all the very best for round 3.

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  11. It would have been a cruel irony if sewing had kept you away from Artistry in Fashion! Glad you got to go.

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    1. That's how I felt, KC! It would have been SUCH a drag to miss it! I had to miss it last year because of DOL.

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  12. Based on your fabric bundle and mine, it looks like the contestants were sent two coordinating fabrics and one wild card. I am glad you decided to go to AIF. I am sure it inspired your creativity.

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  13. OK, I'll be on the edge of my seat waiting for your project. I don't like any of those fabrics, but especially not the plaid and the tennis rackets. What will you do?

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  14. Oh, the tennis racket fabric brought a smile to my face. When I was about 8 years old (in the 1970s), I had a pantsuit from the Sears catalog and the top was made of navy blue fabric printed with white tennis rackets and balls, just like yours! My top, however, was a cheap polyester t-shirt. I'm sure whatever you make will be *much* nicer!

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  15. Oh my goodness! I'm inclined to agree with the very funny Robyn. Yikes.... In a way, it's fun to try to conjure up what I would make if confronted with these three fabrics, but luckily I don't have to actually make something! I'll be happily watching and waiting on the sidelines, cheering you on and knowing that something cool and amazing and Shams-esque will come out of this.

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  16. talk about a wild card - that tennis racquet fabric is a kick. can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  17. I love the fabrics they sent you! I can't wait to see how you interpreted them!

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  18. Great fabrics! Looking forward to what you create!

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  19. It was so good to finally meet you yesterday at Artistry in Fashion. Good luck with this amazing challenge

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