Today we’re going to reveal the judges for Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition. We’re so honored these talented ladies have agreed to lend us their sewing proficiency for the month of July! We’d like you to go visit them and thank them for their time, talent and expertise!
First we have a familiar face you will recognize…Michelle from Falafel and the Bee. She is not only a very talented, vivacious lady, she was our 1st runner up in Challenge Create: Adult Edition! Being a contestant is a good way to learn how to evaluate every aspect of sewing creations, and we know with her expertise the contestants are in good hands.
As she said in her introduction for Challenge Create: Adult Edition, “I went to college for Fine Art and Drama, so I have always enjoyed having creativity in my life. It is very much a part of who I am. Sewing is an incredible outlet for joining that need for creativity with Motherhood. Everyone wins.”
Next we have the dynamic Frances Suzanne duo, Ashley and Emily! They were some of the very first sewing bloggers we started to follow. They are two sisters who lovingly sew for their youngest sister’s children. What we love about their style is the absolute meticulous attention to detail. I think this style of sewing is called heirloom sewing, harking back to a time when women showed their care for their family in every pleat, French knot and smocked garment! But since a picture is worth a thousand words, we’d like to show you a few of our favorite items they’ve sewn.
There’s this lovely skirt!
Ashley and Emily also host Flip This Pattern, a fun monthly event where a chosen pattern is flipped (sewn with some variations!) We are so delighted to have Ashley and Emily lend us their vast database of sewing knowledge for Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition. Be sure to connect with Frances Suzanne so you can thank them for their time and judging talent on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and Flickr.
Our final judge is Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House. Hayley is an amazing lady who not only sews, crafts, and creates up a storm on her blog, but also runs Mouse House Creations, where she sells her beautiful and very popular patterns for women and children. She does all this while raising two active children, one with special needs! Although she has a degree in interior design, we’re so glad she’s applying her creativity to the sewing world and that we get to share in it!
And the children’s clothing is just too adorable to pass up! Be sure to connect with Hayley and thank her for donating her time and talent as a judge for Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition. You can find her on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and Bloglovin.
Well, how’s that for an amazing set of judges! Please welcome them aboard and check out the themes so you can get sewing!
Make it beautiful,