Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Please Vote!


Thanks so much for all of your kind feedback on my jacket!

The poll is up. Please VOTE for your favorite look!

Voting ends at midnight on Wednesday.

There are some very creative entries!

On another topic, can I ask you a question?

I've been asked if I would be willing to give a talk to some creatives. I certainly like to talk, but that's not quite the same thing as giving a talk. ;) Last spring I gave a talk to the Designer Details class at Cañada College, but that was mostly a garment show and tell following by a lengthy Q&A.

Given what you know about me from my blogging, what would you want to hear me talk about?

I'm just curious. Thanks!

37 comments:

  1. Good luck! I like your site redesign too - very clean and sleek!

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  2. I voted for you, such a beautiful jacket, and it looks great on you!....Anna

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  3. I would like to hear you talk about what inspires you! How you get an idea and walk me through how it becomes a finished garment.

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    1. Yes! Talk about inspiration for creativity and what things trigger your creativity I' d love to hear you talk !

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  4. I voted!!!! (for you) Beautiful jacket. Since I don't sew I can't really say what I'd like to see--BUT now that I think about it it--how about writing about some creative projects with the sewing machine that aren't clothes? Envelopes? totes? super simple scarves?

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  5. You didn't mention what kind of "creatives" so I have to assume it's not sewers...for sewers, you would talk about fit! For the rest, inspirations. Naturally you would use your garments to illustrate, and that might inspire new sewers!

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    1. They are sewers, Carole. But they are highly creative sewers. :)

      Thanks for your feedback, folks! Keep it coming!

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  6. I voted! good luck!

    Rose in SV

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  7. I like what Carolyn said, but also what Carole said about fit. I see many people who have wonderful ideas, but the end result looks best on the hanger. Fit is so important, and making sure the "media" will drape and fit in a flattering way.

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  8. I agree with the above suggestions...and when talking about fitting, you could mention some ways to determine what styles look best on you...and why...

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  9. What stands out in the contest a the fit. You are a master of fit and I would love to hear you speak on fit.

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  10. My brain must not be working. I didn't see a "vote" link/button, just "interesting, creative, etc." What am I missing?

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    1. Mrs K, to vote, go to this link: http://blog.fabricmartfabrics.com/2013/09/first-challenge-recycled-challenge.html

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  11. How you evolved your personal style (which is extremely distinctive), and how you use it to make ordinary designs your own.

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  12. Done!
    What about pattern transformation? Like how to make, from a simple pattern, something a bit more complicated, like colour block or using different fabrics... just a thought!

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  13. I would be very happy just with a show and tell (again). Can you do that and talk about your creative process in choosing pattern and fabric? This jacket is certainly a good talking point. Off to vote now. Good luck!

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  14. I enjoyed seeing all the entries but you got my vote! Regarding a class from you I'd be interested in your process of creating a unique garment starting with pairing of fabric to pattern, some of your fitting tips, as well as deciding what styles/shapes suit figure types. But all these would involve several classes/lectures.

    Karen

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  15. I just saw the pattern for your next challenge. OMG! I would totally freak out making a dress but I know you'll rise to the occasion and create something unique and special.

    Karen

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  16. I voted...for you.
    I agree with Carolyn. I would love to hear you talk about combining different fabrics/colors/prints and what inspires you. (How do you explain that?!!!)

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  17. Because you do it so well, I think a talk
    about improvisation and thinking outside
    the box for project silhouette and elements
    would be very fun and enlightening.

    Whatever you decide, I know it'll be so
    enjoyable and worthwhile.

    ~Joy~

    PS (I voted for ya ..;)

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  18. I'd love to hear about how your sewing and design has evolved over your own history. So many people start sewing young and it is interesting to hear what chages they have gone through.

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  19. you got my vote! that jacket is Gorgeous!
    :-)

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  20. I voted!

    I'd love to hear the process you go through to decide which pattern for which fabric.

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  21. Good luck! You are such a wonderful speaker. It would be great to hear you talk about some of the creative techniques you incorporate into your work -- the process of turning an idea into reality. You always incorporate such interesting details into your garments that reflect your unique personal style.

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  22. I love that jacket and necklace - you got my vote!
    I agree with the comments above re talks - but I think that I would love to hear about how you develop a project from idea/inspiration through fabric choices and execution. You can certainly talk about fit, but if they are accomplished sewers then another persons view is always of interest. Good luck!

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  23. I agree with Judi Pinkham suggestion for a talk subject. I know any talk you gave would be funny, interesting and informative.

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  24. Easiest nonpolitical vote ever. :) I've barely skimmed the previous comments, so all I'm going to say is that I hang on your every word. You inspire me (even though I'm not putting it into practice, must fix that)! Thanks!!!

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  25. Shams - I'd like a tutorial on your pull-on, fly front pant!

    Love the jacket you created! You've got my vote.
    Kathy

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  26. Hi Shams,
    YES!!!!
    Please give a talk! You are a smart, creative, inspiring sewist and person. Thanks so much for your geneous gifts!
    Kathy O

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  27. What a beautiful jacket. I certainly voted for you. For some reason all your pics just come out as little squares when I read your blog through Feedly - so I missed the jacket first blog about it. It is gorgeous.

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  28. Yea -- congrats on passing the first round. I had not a single doubt in my mind that you would. :)

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  29. Late to the party here, but I agree with those who are interested in your wonderful creativity. Love to hear more about that if I could sit and listen and or/talk with you. How/where does it begin? from a photo, a vision in your mind? how trial and error helps (or not).

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  30. Just to give you some more ideas for what to talk about, and also agreeing all the ideas so far are good, I would add that to hear you talk about what you have learned from your different mistakes/wadders/fails would be interesting...

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  31. You wrote, "Given what you know about me from my blogging, what would you want to hear me talk about?"

    I wonder about how it feels to design in public. You might well be *the* best-known sewing blogger. Where does privacy end/begin? Does it creep you out? Does it put you under pressure? Success, but maybe not the success you were looking for?

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