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Summer Skirt Awards 2016

Summer 2016 Skirt Awards

Edited to add: Yippee!  I’m so excited to announce that the great sewing teacher, Mie from Sewing Like Mad won a $40 gift certificate to Imagine Gnats; sponsored in part by the generous Rachel from Imagine Gnats.  

Summer 2016 Skirt Awards

The other morning I actually donned a sweater!  Fall is here, so that means it’s time for the Summer Skirt Award 2016!  Yes!  I know you’ve been waiting and watching all the skirts of the season, so relax and enjoy the skirts on parade!  Since it’s our 10th Skirt Award Ceremony we want to do something special.  We’re going to put up a poll at the end so you can vote on your favorite of these skirts, and the winner will receive a gift certificate to Imagine Gnats!  (So they can by more fabric and make more skirts, of course!)  All right…the best summer skirts of 2016:

Best Woven Skirt Award

The amazing Bonnie from Whisk ‘Em sewed up this skirt.  The contrast striping on the skirt delights the eyes and is perfect for summer!  Bonnie here’s your badge:

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Best Skirt Tutorial

It’s pretty well established in the sewing community that if you need to know how to sew something the right way, ask Mie from Sewing Like Mad.  So it’s no surprise that her simple exposed elastic waist skirt tutorial exceeds all the others.   Mie, please accept this award from one of your lowly sewing students!

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Best New Pattern

Here at Skirt Fixation we see and sew a lot of skirts from patterns.  So when we see a new release like the Maple Skirt by Jess from Gracious Threads, we get all kinds of excited at how good it is!  Jess, here’s your well earned badge.

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Best Knit Skirt

Abbey from Sew Charleston had the same problem as we did when it came to the Axel skirt pattern, she couldn’t make just one!  And her skirts are so darling, and so versatile, we just had to award them the best knit skirt award.

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Best Maxi Skirt

Making a maxi skirt for summer can be kind of a tricky situation.  Because you know, it’s summer!  A puzzle which Eryn, from Style Sew Me solved beautifully with this flowy breezy maxi skirt.  Eryn, please accept this award, even if it’s not as classy as your skirt!

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Best Little Skirt

Lately we’ve been drawn to the simple but detailed items of clothing.  Something which Karly, of Paisley Roots, has mastered.  Like this little skirt.  You’ve GOT to go to her blog post to see the finer details.  Karly, please honor us by taking this badge!

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Most Creative Skirt

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The ladies over at the Colette blog can get pretty creative.  And we love when it produces things as amazing as this skirt!  We’re all about trying different materials to create gorgeous skirts!  Ladies, here’s your badge…

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Most Fun Skirt

We’re all hands on deck when it comes to a skirt with a strong theme, a fun look, and ultimate wearability.  That what our good friends, the ladies from Simple Simon & Co achieved with this Pokemon Go inspired skirt!  Ladies, we’d be honored if you’d take this award:

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Best Skirt Refashion

The Refashioners 2016 Jeanius challenge brought out the old jeans and the most amazing creations ever!  (Did you see the quilt we made for the challenge?)  Well there were several skirt created from old jeans, but one stood out above the rest.  Lisa from Pattern and Branch refashioned jeans into this skirt which still has us oohing and ahhing!  Lisa, your hard earned badge:

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Fancy Skirt Award

It may look like just a plain white skirt, but you really need to check out this very fancy skirt by Stacy from Stylin Stacy.  The amount of topstitching and details that went into this one are incredible!  Stacy, here’s your award:

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Best Summer Skirt

This sunshiny skirt could have won the award in several of the above categories, but HELLO SUMMER!  Alyssa, from The Sewing Goatherd, sewed up this skirt that sings sum, sum, summertime!  Alyssa, here’s your award:

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Now that’s almost the end!  But remember to vote for your favorite skirt.  Voting will remain open through the weekend, and we’ll update this post with the winner on Monday.  If you won an award, right click on it to take it home and display it proudly!

Which Skirt Is Your Favorite of Summer 2016?

  • Best Summer Skirt by The Sewing Goatherd (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Best Knit Skirt by Sew Charleston (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Most Fun Skirt by Simple Simon and Co (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Fancy Skirt Award by Stylin Stacy (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Best Maxi Skirt by Style Sew Me (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Most Creative Skirt by the Colette Blog (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Best Woven Skirt by Whisk 'Em (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Best Skirt Refashion by Pattern and Branch (11%, 8 Votes)
  • Best New Pattern by Gracious Threads (20%, 15 Votes)
  • Best Little Skirt by Paisley Roots (22%, 16 Votes)
  • Best Skirt Tutorial by Sewing Like Mad (24%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 74

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2016 Spring Skirt Awards

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

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Summer has come with a very hot vengeance in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere.  So that means you don’t have to wait any longer for the 2016 Spring Skirt Awards Ceremony!  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Best Woven Skirt Award

Bianca starts off the ceremony with a smashing skirt made from bias tape appliquéd onto fabric to make this skirt.  Seriously!  Run, don’t walk, over to Thanks! I Made Them, Sew Can You to read all about this amazing skirt.  Here’s your badge, Bianca.

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Skirt Tutorial

Jess, one of our sewing blogger idols from The Sewing Rabbit, made a tutorial for this darling wrap maxi skirt.  Just wait until the end of the ceremony to start sewing it…the sound of so many machines might be a bit distracting!!!  Jess, here’s your badge.

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best New Pattern

Do these skirts look familiar?  Yes, we’ve already sewn 3 of them.  That’s how good the new Axel skirt pattern from Megan Nielsen is!  Megan, please accept this badge…

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Knit Skirt

Speaking of knit skirts in threes for mother and daughter teams, here is Sophie from Sew Sophie Lynn with one of our favorite knit skirt patterns!  Sophie, feel free to take this badge in triplicate because you gals deserve it!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Maxi Skirt

How could we not give Heather from The Sewing Loft an award for this sunny maxi skirt? It’s the perfect spring statement skirt.  Heather, sashay on up here and claim your award!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Little Skirt

Yes, we know.  It’s another skirt pattern we’ve sewn recently.  But that’s seriously how awesome these little skirts are!  And the double cuteness of these striped skirts from Holli of Hello Holli is just beyond award winning.  Nevertheless, here’s your badge, Holli!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Most Creative Skirt

Please ignore the fact that we’re awarding ANOTHER badge to a pattern we’ve sewn.  Focus instead on this question: how do you creatively make a plain skirt fun and exciting?  Bonnie from Whisk ‘Em has this little conundrum figured out!  Lucky girl!  Bonnie, here’s the cherry on top…your badge:

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Most Fun Skirt

What’s more fun than matching Mom?  We can’t think of anything when it involves a skirt this darling!  ZowieZo and her daughter definitely earned this badge.

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Skirt Refashion

If we could award a lifetime badge for this refashion by Miranda of Inspinration, we would.  And it’s not just because we sent her the UGLY skirt that she refashioned.  Nope!  It’s because she’s the refashioning queen!!!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Fancy Skirt Award

We’re aware that every time Katy of No Big Dill makes a skirt we give it an award.  And you know what?  We’re okay with that!  Even when it happens because we sent her some fabric we designed.  Because everything Katy does is award worthy.  So Katy, please accept this badge we humbly offer and try to find some room on your shelf for another award!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Spring Skirt

This little skirt epitomizes spring.  Puddles, raindrops, bare feet.  Sylvia from Lily en Woody created spring in a skirt, and we ADORE it!  Sylvie, here’s your badge!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Okay everyone, that’s all for the Spring Skirt Awards 2016!  If you earned a badge, please take it home with you and display it proudly!  Everyone else, if you see or make a skirt this summer, drop us a line to nominate it for the Summer Skirt Awards 2016.  See you then.  And be sure to visit often for lots of skirt related fun in the mean time!

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Winter 2016 Skirt Awards

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Spring is officially here, and so you know what that means; Winter Skirt Awards time!  The winter of 2015/2016 brought us some historic skirt making.  Seriously, grab yourself a snack and have a seat because you are going to want to hang out and admire these skirt creations!

Best Woven Skirt Award

First up we have the Best Woven Skirt Award.  Hands down, this award goes to Teresa of Dandelion Drift.  This lady’s Arielle skirt stole our heart the moment we saw it.  Maybe it was the pattern matching across the button placket?  Here’s your badge, Teresa.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best Skirt Tutorial

Sometimes in the sewing universe, there is an event called a sew along.  And when it’s a week long occasion for a skirt that’s pinch-your-cheeks cute, there’s really no contest!  The Ani-Mazing skirt sew along produced the cutest skirts probably in forever!  Here’s a badge for the amazing ladies of Little Lizard King.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best New Pattern

Now we think that pretty much every skirt should have pockets; with only a few exceptions.  So with that in mind, you’ll understand why we award the Best New Pattern badge to Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs for her queen of pockets skirt, The Wedgewood.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best Knit Skirt

Really, this award should say Best Knit SkirtS because Heidi, of Elegance and Elephants made THREE darling knit skirts for her daughter, each of them worthy of this badge!  Click through to see the other two cuties.

http://www.eleganceandelephants.com/2016/02/three-little-skirts.html

Best Maxi Skirt

Project Run & Play Season 11 brought us some fantastic skirt action!  Seriously, every week we were tied up in knots over the cuteness of the skirts!  But this maxi skirt by Tasha of Glitter + Wit really takes the cake.  Tasha, please accept this badge.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best Little Skirt

Again, Project Run & Play is in the spotlight because of this little skirt.  Courtney, from Sweeter Than Cupcakes, created the most perfect BB8 skirt.  If you’ve seen this skirt, you know how much we love BB8, and why we’re awarding Courtney’s skirt this badge.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Most Creative Skirt

We’ve made bubble skirts for little girls before, and we’ve made circle skirts for both big and little girls, but the twisted bubble twirly circle skirt Kennis of Itch To Stitch made combines both.  It is so incredibly creative we just can’t stand it!  Be sure to take a closer look to see that fabric and how she made it (because it’s really easy!)  Kennis, here is your well-deserved badge.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Most Fun Skirt

If it were possible, we would award the skirt Rebecca of Dobbin’s Bobbins created, more than one award.  Seriously.  A skirt in which her daughter can sit down, open the pockets, and play dollhouse?  It doesn’t get better than this!  Rebecca, take a curtsy as you accept this badge!

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best Skirt Refashion

In the long lasting civil war between skirts and pants, Debbie, of Lily Sage and Co, gained a victory for team skirts when she refashioned a pair of wide leg pants into this fabulous skirt!  Debbie, we’re delighted to give you this badge!

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Fancy Skirt Award

You’ll recognize this skirt from the halls of Project Run and Play also.  After all, who could have missed a skirt this fancy?  It’s the brainchild of RaeAnna, of Sewing Mama RaeAnna.  Her little girl truly was the luckiest girl around.  RaeAnna, here’s your sparkling, fancy, glittery badge!

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best Winter Skirt

We’re pretty sure everyone will be talking about the skirt Cassie made every holiday for years to come.  Cassie, from Lily Shine Boutique does nothing halfway, and this skirt.  Oh, this skirt!  Made from the branches of two trees, Cassie truly created a masterpiece.  We really have no words, so why don’t you make an acceptance speech for this badge, Cassie?

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

There you have it!  The most amazing, the most memorable, the most award winning skirts of Winter 2015!  If you won a badge today, please right click to take it home and display it proudly, you earned it!  For everyone else, please let us know when you come across an award winning skirt.  We’ll see you at the end of spring for the next Skirt Awards ceremony!

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Autumn 2015 Skirt Awards

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Autumn 2015 Skirt Awards

Come one, come all, it’s time for the Autumn 2015 Skirt Awards ceremony.  We know you’ve been waiting, we know you’ve been watching the skirts go by, and now it’s time to announce the winners.  Quiet down everyone, you don’t want to miss these amaaaaaaazing skirts!

Best Woven Skirt

The Best Woven skirt award is always a hotly contested award, but this time, a clear winner emerged with Karyn of Make Something.  Her pattern mixing, fabric choices and pattern all deserve an extra round of applause.  Here’s your badge, Karyn.

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Best Skirt Tutorial

We think an award winning skirt tutorial should be fast, cute, easy, and well illustrated.  Kylie’s 20 minute skirt tutorial fits all those items purrrrfectly!  Kylie, please take this well deserved badge.

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Best New Pattern

When it comes to skirt patterns, you might say we’ve seen (and we’re sewing) them all.  But when the Camellia Skirt from Magdalena Langa sashayed across the stage, we couldn’t help but give it a standing ovation.  And, of course, a badge.

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Best Knit Skirt

When Mandy, of Sugar Bee Crafts, makes a knit pencil skirt this good, it would ALMOST be pardonable to find out where she lives and steal it!  We have a proposal for you Mandy, how about we trade you this badge for that skirt?

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Best Maxi Skirt

We have a few favorite maxi skirt patterns, and we really take notice when others sew them too.  So this Gabriola maxi skirt by Bec from Bobbin and Baste completely bowled us over!  Bec, waltz up here for your badge and give us a curtsy in that fabulous skirt!

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Best Little Skirt

This season’s Best Little Skirt award probably couldn’t make us any happier.  That’s because we get to award this badge to our good friend Michelle from Falafel and the Bee for the cute Abilene Skirt she sewed.  Check out all those fantastic details.

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Most Creative Skirt

Michelle, of That Black Chic, deserves the lifetime award for Most Creative Skirt with this fantastic skirt.  She took a fantastic pattern and made everyone speechless with her handiwork.  Do NOT miss the lining on this skirt, by the way.  And the matching boots.  Please accept this badge we humbly offer you!

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Most Fun Skirt

Jess, of The Sewing Rabbit, is calling this on Mom of the Year Skirt.  And we’re calling it the Most Fun Skirt.  Whatever you want to call it, it’s earned this badge.  With all the recent Star Wars craze, every little girl (and big ones too) will be clamoring for one of these!  (And Jess has a tutorial so every girl can!)

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Best Skirt Refashion

The kind of skirt we probably saw the most of this season was skirt refashions.  But one stood out above the rest.  Melissa, from Trevor Loves Mommy, this refashion is one for the history books!  Right on the same page as this well deserved badge.

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Fancy Skirt Award

We always notice when Madalynne sews a skirt, and so does everyone else.  But this skirt…Oooh La La!  This skirt is for the holidays and beyond.  It doesn’t get much fancier than this fancy skirt, so here’s your badge, Maddy!

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Best Fall Skirt

Dear Trine, (of Groovy Baby and Mama), you have timeless skirt style.  The End.  (except for this badge, please accept!)  Love, Us!

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Let’s have another round of applause for all our skirt award recipients!  If you’ve won a badge today, just right click to take it home with you.  Keep your eyes peeled for possible skirts to nominate, and leave us the link below.  We’ll see you in the spring for the Winter Skirt Awards ceremony.

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Summer 2015 Skirt Awards

Summer Skirt Awards 2015

Summer Skirt Awards 2015

Alllllllllllrighty!  It’s time for Summer Skirt Awards 2015!  Let us tell you, the Summer of 2015 was chalk full of skirts!  There was the annual Skirting The Issue event over at Simple Simon & Co. and July was declared skirt month over at Melly Sews.  Isn’t that awesome?  Shouldn’t we have a national skirt month, or week, or day, or something?  Okay, okay, onto the awards.

 Best Woven Skirt 

This award goes to Allie over at Indie Sew.  She made an a frame skirt from double sided jaquard and took advantage of both sides of that jaquard!  Now that’s what we call a skirt!!  Here’s your badge, Allie.Summer Skirt Awards

Best Little Skirt

This cute little back to school skirt and top by Carla from Clever Charlotte has earned the Best Little Skirt award.  We have sewn this set too and know what a delight this little skirt outfit is to sew and wear!  Carla, here’s your badge!

Summer 2015 Skirt Awards

Best Skirt Tutorial    

We award this badge to our friend Melissa from Melly Sews.  She took creative liberties with this skirt and then made a tutorial so the rest of us could too!  What a grand skirt lady!Summer 2015 Skirt Awards

Best New Skirt Pattern

Now this summer there were some amazing skirt patterns released.  So amazing in fact that it almost came down to drawing straws for this award!  But the Pocket Fold Skirt by Made It Patterns persevered and came out at the top of the heap.  Anna and Olu, please accept this badge!

Summer 2015 Skirt Awards

Best Knit Skirt

We are doubly delighted to present this award to liZ and Elizabeth from Simple Simon & Co.  You see, they not only made this awesome knit skirt, they designed the fabric from which the skirt is made!  Twice and nice, don’t you think?  You can feel free to take two badges…

Summer 2015 Skirt Awards

Best Maxi Skirt

There aren’t always a lot of maxi skirts in summer, but for some reason the Summer of 2015 had fierce competition for the best maxi skirt award!  But without a doubt, this maxi skirt, by Alexis of My Sweet Sunshine, sings a summer song.  Alexis, please accept your badge.

2015 Summer Skirt Awards

Most Creative Skirt

If you’ve attended a Skirt Awards event before, this face, and this caliber of skirt is not new to you.  Kelly of No Man’s Land really knows how to dye a skirt, and how to style it too.  Can we get an extra round of applause for styling this skirt with that cheery yellow sweater?  Alright, Kelly, here’s another badge to add to your collection!

Summer 2015 Skirt Awards

Most Fun Skirt

Now properly, this award should be retitled Most Fun SkirtS because An of Straight Grain made each of her girls one of these fun skirts!  She sewed these for the 150th Anniversary of Alice In Wonderland.  Do you recognize which characters these skirts represent?  Here’s your badge, An.

Summer 2015 Skirt Awards

Fancy Skirt Award

While we’re on the topic of the 150th Anniversary Alice In Wonderland blog tour, let’s award the Fancy Skirt Award.  This award, without a doubt, goes to Ajaire from Call Ajaire for her ah-mazing fancy skirt!  Do you know which character this skirt represents?  Be sure to GRIN while you accept your badge, Ajaire!

Summer 2015 Skirt Awards

Best Skirt Refashion

As always, there was stiff competition for this award, but Lisa from Sew Over It, London totally knocked it out of the ball park with her inspiring refashion of a men’s shirt for The Refashioners 2015 “Get Shirty” challenge.  So inspiring in fact that we…oh wait, we’ll show and tell you that on Monday.  Here’s your badge, Lisa!

Summer 2015 Skirt Awards

Best Summer Skirt

Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the Best Skirt of Summer 2015 is awarded to Adrianna from Hey June Handmade.  If this skirt doesn’t say Hello Summer!  no skirt ever will.  Speech, speech, speech.  Well, I think her shirt delivers her speech for now.

Thanks to everyone for attending the 2015 Summer Skirt Awards.  Please look around your chairs before you leave to make sure you are taking all your precious items (skirts, badges, and so on) with you as you leave.  On your way out, feel free to nominate any great skirts you see this fall for the 2015 Fall Skirt Awards.  We’ll see you then.  And until then, happy sewing…make sure you sew a skirt or two!

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Spring 2015 Skirt Awards

Spring Skirt Awards 2015

Spring Skirt Awards 2015We didn’t forget about it, and we know you didn’t either, so now that summer is officially here, it’s time for the Spring 2015 Skirt Awards!  Grab your popcorn and take your seats everyone, we are about to lower the lights…

Most Creative Skirt Award

This award heralds back to Kids Clothes Week Spring 2015!  There was this little hand stamped swan skirt for the Wild Things theme.  Ornella, from over at My Cute Sewing, made this little cutie!  Here’s your badge.Spring Skirt Awards

Fancy Skirt Award

Now you all have probably heard us say before how we view a skirt as a blank palette, and obviously Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts does too!  She combined two of our loves, quilting and skirts, for this amazing, fantastic fancy skirt.  Rebecca, here’s your well deserved badge!Spring Skirt Awards

Knit Skirt Award

 This skirt also came out of the spring Kid Clothes Week event.  Davina, who blogs at Woohoo by Davina, created this cute little knit skirt.  It’s pretty amazing, and definitely earns this badge!Spring Skirt Awards

Little Skirt Award

Since we’re on a Spring Kids Clothes Week roll, we’re going to award the Little Skirt Award.  Stacy, of At Luce Ends, sewed up this darling little skirt from Cotton and Steel fabric using the Oliver+S Swingset skirt pattern.  Stacy, here’s your little badge!Spring Skirt Awards

Maxi Skirt Award

 A maxi skirt in spring can be a difficult thing to pull off, but Becca made this skirt sing over at Pattern Revolution!  Becca, please take your badge.Spring Skirt Awards

Best New Pattern

 Now there were a LOT of cute skirts that came out this spring, but we had to narrow it down to just one!  So we award this badge to Violette Field Threads for their Quinn Skirt.   Spring Skirt Awards

Fun Skirt Award

Did you see the latest issue of Stylo?  There were so many fun, bright fashions in that issue, but the Fun Skirt Award without a doubt goes to Karly of Paisley Roots for this very, very fun tutu!  Karly, here’s your fun badge!Spring Skirt Awards

Best Skirt Refashion

 If we could find more pillowcases like the one Libby (the blogger behind Hoping for Rocketships) did for her skirt refashion, we’d all be wearing skirts like this!  Way to refashion, Libby, here’s your badge.Spring Skirt Awards

Best Skirt Tutorial

When Autumn, from It’s Always Autumn, posts a tutorial about how to sew a circle skirt, from leather, in less than 20 minutes, it’s time to sit up and pay attention!  And award her a badge!  Here you go, Autumn.Spring Skirt Awards

Best Woven Skirt

 We are very vocal about our newest fabric love, double gauze!  So when Beth, from Beth Being Crafty, made this double gauze skirt, we simply fell in love!  Beth, please accept your award!Spring Skirt Awards

 

Best Spring Skirt

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…when we saw this skirt, we were completely smitten!  Jess, of Craftiness is not Optional, made it for her little girl’s Rainbow Unicorn themed birthday party.  For Realz.  And then she released the free pattern for the skirt with a tutorial.  Totally, completely, unquestionably the best skirt of Spring 2015!  Jess, please accept this award we humbly offer you!Spring Skirt Awards

Thank you, thank you, and thanks most of all to all our fabulous skirt seamstresses without whom these awards would not be possible!  Keep up the great skirt work, and we’ll see you back at the end of summer!  In the mean time, if you see a skirt you want to nominate for the Summer 2015 Skirt Awards, drop us a line.

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Winter Skirt Awards 2015

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We know you’ve been pacing the floors all through winter just waiting for the Winter Skirt Awards! Well, now they’re here, and we don’t think that you will be disappointed.  Without further ado, we bring you THE WINTER SKIRT AWARDS 2015!!!!!

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Most Creative Skirt:

We love the BundleUPs over at Pattern Revolution, and so it was a no-brainer to pick this super-sweet pattern hack as our Most Creative Skirt of the winter. Suzanne Winter sewed it up. Congratulations!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Fancy Skirt:

Pencil skirts + sequins + Sewbon equals instant fancy skirt award! Good job Erin!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Knit Skirt:

We love to read A Homespun Country Life, and we are proud to feature these ladies’ gorgeous chevron maxi skirt as our Best Knit Skirt of Winter!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Little Skirt:

This bubble skirt that Sarah from The Crazy Tailor made for her darling little girl was one of our favorites from Project Run and Play. We had a hard time choosing from all the gorgeous little skirts made this winter, but how could we resist this one?

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Maxi Skirt:

We know, we’ve said over and over that Esther, of Esther fromthesticks, is one of our favorite fashion bloggers ever, but she keeps amazing us!! This maxi skirt is the bomb! Look at all of those petals!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best New Pattern:

The new Potato Chip Skirt from Tie Dye Diva is The. Most. Fabulous. There’s just so many ways that you can hack it, match it, pair it, we are in love! This is totally the best new skirt pattern of the season!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Fun Skirt Award:

So much gold! There was a whole Shake It Off series this winter that was fun fun fun, and this little skirt from Rebel and Malice takes the Fun Skirt Award cake!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Skirt Refashion:

We were awed by Inspinration’s totally awesome bubble dress refashion! It is definitely the Best Skirt Refashion of winter!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Skirt Tutorial:

Oh, we just love Delia, and Annie totally shares Natalie’s love for pink!  This sweet tutu tutorial is just too fabulous!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Woven Skirt:

Is pleather a woven? Perhaps not… but we aren’t going to pick at the issue, especially when the skirt in question is this award-winner from Sew Caroline!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Winter Skirt:

And now, we present you the best winter skirt of 2015. Madalynne sewed, modeled and photographed a skirt that sums up winter all in one beautiful, feminine, delicate package. Hats off to you, Madalynne!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Have you ever seen such an awesome season full of skirts? We hope we’ve introduced you to some new blogs and skirts! If you won a badge, go on and grab it and proudly display it to all on your blog, you deserve it! Which of these were your favorite?  We’d love to hear your opinions!  If you would like to nominate a skirt for the 2015 Spring Skirt Awards, coming at the end of spring, send us an email.

Clapping, Cheering and Whistling,

The Skirt Fixation Team,

Audrey, Allegra, Aria & Annie

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Autumn Skirt Awards

Autumn Skirt Awards by Skirt Fixation

Autumn Skirt Awards by Skirt Fixation

Today is the day that we know you have been waiting all of autumn for.  Well, no need to sit huddling at your computer biting your fingernails in suspense anymore… the most fabulous event of Autumn is here… THE 2014 AUTUMN SKIRT AWARDS!!!   Yes folks, all in caps, as it indeed deserves to be.  Today we award awards (ha) to the awesome ladies who spent time and effort on deserving autumn skirts.  And now let’s get down to the actual awarding of the awards. Dun dun duuuuuuuun!!!

Most Creative Skirt:

This time around we discovered the fabulous Lauramae over at PatternReview, and her seam binding skirt was the creativist of the creative.  (creatival? creativilal?)  She made this skirt during the first challenge of the Sewing Bee, which was to sew an a-line skirt!!!

Creative Skirt Award

Fancy Skirt Award:

This Fancy Skirt Award goes to Annesliese at Aesthetic Nest with her gorgeous taffeta wrap skirt.  Such flair!

Fancy Skirt Award

Best Knit Skirt:

The Best Knit skirt this fall is undoubtedly this draped pencil one by Heather over at Feather’s Flights.  Congratulations!

Knit Skirt Award

Best Little Skirt:

This is probably our favorite award to give, and the hardest to choose the winner.  We chose Stacy’s Peacock Costume Skirt over at At Luce Ends for this fall’s best little skirt.  So, so fun!

Best Little Skirt

Best Maxi Skirt:

Teresa over at Dandelion Drift stunned us with her fabulous Syrah maxi skirt.  We proudly present her with our Best Autumn Maxi skirt award!

Maxi Skirt Award

Best New Pattern:

For this Autumn’s Best New Skirt Pattern we had to go with the Magnolia Skirt Pattern over at Elegance and Elephants. We can’t wait to make it!

Best New Pattern

Fun Skirt Award:

This new award goes to Cassie at Lily Shine Boutique, with her gorgeous Shine Bright skirt that you can actually play with; and if you remember Cassie, it’s because she was the Summer Quick Skirt Award winner!  Congratulations!

Most Fun Skirt

Best Skirt Refashion:

CatAName

This award goes to Give The Cat A Name, who did a fabulous job of refashioning a maternity dress.

Refashion

Best Skirt Tutorial:

We are honored to present this award to Kate at See Kate Sew, who did this amazing pleather skirt tutorial- we love, love, love it!

Best Skirt Tutorial Award

Best Woven Skirt:

Sometimes simple is the most awesome.  This award goes to Margo from Creating In The Gap.  If we had this skirt, we’d wear it every single day!

Woven

Best Autumn Skirt:

Here’s another Betty Skirt- or three, for that matter from Two Many– that merit the Best Autumn Skirt Award.  Hey, can we just declare pleather the official fabric of fall? Please?

Autumn

 

Whew! Can I just say that I’m amazed by the talent in the sewing community?  If you won a badge, go on and grab it and proudly display it to all and sundry on your blog! Which of these were your favorite?  We’d love to hear your opinions!  If you would like to nominate a skirt for the 2014 Winter Skirt Awards, coming at the end of winter, send us an email.

Clapping, Cheering and Whistling,

The Skirt Fixation Team,

Audrey, Allegra, Aria & Annie.

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2014 Summer Skirt Awards

We know you’ve been waiting for this day…the Summer Skirt Awards are here!  With so many awesome skirt events like Skirting the Issue and Summer of No Pants, we saw so many skirts sashaying down the runway.  Grab your popcorn, sit back and watch the Summer Skirt Awards 2014!

 Most Creative Skirt:

If this darling skirt isn’t creativity, what is?  Thank you for your inspiration, Susan (Living With Punks,) and we humbly present you this Best Creative Summer Skirt Award.

Creative

Fancy Skirt Award:

Ah, Esther, (Esther fromthesticks) you are a true fashion pedagogue, both in sketchy modern and proper vintage.  We hope you’ll accept this Fancy Skirt Award for your blog.

Fancy summer skirt 2014

Best Knit Skirt:

We give you, Rach H, (Family Ever After) our Best Knit Skirt Award for this most comfortable and flattering skirt.

Best Knit Skirt Award

Best Little Skirt:

Dear Jess, (The Sewing Rabbit) We adore your sewing projects.  The End.  Here’s your well-earned Best Little Skirt Award.

Best Little Skirt Award

Best Maxi Skirt:

Julia, (Julia Bobbin) we sigh in admiration of your flawless style.  Please honor us in accepting this Best Maxi Skirt Award.

Maxi Skirt Award

Best New Pattern:

Our new award, Best New Skirt Pattern, goes to RaeAnna from Sewing Mama RaeAnna. Congratz!

Skirt Pattern Award

Quick Skirt Award:

This is a truly quick skirt, which every little girl sewing mom covets.  You Cassie, (Lily Shine Boutique) win the Quick Skirt Award.

Quick

Best Skirt Refashion:

Um, yes.  We have not attained this level of enlightened refashioning yet, Olu, (Needle and Ted) but you sure deserve our Best Skirt Refashion award.

Best Skirt Refashion Award

Best Skirt Tutorial:

This clear and lucid paper bag skirt tutorial by Celina (Petit a Petit and Family) truly merits our Best Skirt Tutorial Award. Congratz!

Best Skirt Tutorial Award

Best Woven Skirt:

This beautiful skirt reminds us of shadows on a lake.  In summer.  We proudly present Sophie (over at Ada Spragg) our Best Woven Skirt Award. Jealous, sistah, jealous!

Woven Skirt Award

Before our final summer skirt award, we simply must mention the funniest skirt post of summer.  We were in stitches!

Best Summer Skirt:

One beautiful skirt six adorable ways.  A skirt this versatile could literally be worn all summer long!  Farrah, (Mingo & Grace) here’s your Best Summer Skirt Award.

Best Summer Skirt Award 2014

That’s it for the 2014 Summer Skirt Awards!  If you won a badge, please take it home with you and display it proudly on your blog or skirt post!  What was your favorite skirt?  If you want to nominate a skirt for the 2014 Autumn Skirt Awards, coming at the end of fall, send us an email!

Solidarity, fellow skirt-wearers!

The Skirt Fixation Team,

Audrey, Allegra, Aria & Annie

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2014 Spring Skirt Awards

As we promised you at the beginning of 2014, we have something new and special for you today…the first annual Spring Skirt Awards!  Every season we will be presenting 10 different categories of skirt awards.  Grab your popcorn, sit back and watch the Spring Skirt Awards 2014!

 Most Creative Skirt:

We present this creative skirt award to Kirstin from Skirt As Top.  These little skirts are definitely creative and still wearable.  A huge plus! Kristin, you may post this badge on your blog!

Creative Skirt

Fancy Skirt Award:

We present this fancy skirt award to Katy from No Big Dill.  This skirt’s beadwork is very fancy indeed!  Katy, here’s your badge!

Fancy Skirt

Best Knit Skirt:

We present the knit skirt award to Liz from Cotton and Curls.  We adore this knit skirt so much that we’ve pledged that it will be the next knit skirt we make!  Liz, you may post this badge on your blog!

Knit Skirt

Best Little Skirt:

We present this little skirt award to Autumn from It’s Always Autumn.  Competition is fierce during Project Run & Play, but this little skirt was a clear winner!  Autumn, you may post this badge.

Little Award

Best Maxi Skirt:

We proudly present this maxi skirt award to Becca from Pattern Revolution and Becca Duval Photography.  She made it during our very own Challenge Create: Adult Edition.  Becca, here’s your badge!

Maxi Skirt Award 200x200

Quick Skirt Award:

We present this award for the quickest sewn skirt to Dana from Dana Made It.  Have you watched the video?  Seriously fast!  Dana, here’s your badge!

Quick Skirt

Best Skirt Refashion:

We present this award for the best skirt refashion to Marisa from New Dress A Day.  Marissa’s was the first refashion blog we started to follow!  Marisa, your badge!

Skirt Refashion

Best Skirt Tutorial:

We present this award to liZ and Elizabeth from Simple Simon & Co.  This tutorial was so good, it lasted all week!  liZ and Elizabeth, here’s your badge!

Tutorial Award

Best Woven Skirt:

We present this award to Autie from iCandy Handmade.  Who wouldn’t want a skirt like this?  Autie, you may post this badge on your blog!

Woven Award

Best Spring Skirt:

We present this award to Kelly from Sewing In No Man’s Land.  Speech, speech, speech!  Your spring skirt puts a bounce in our steps!  Kelly, you may post this badge on your blog!

Spring Skirt Award

That’s it for the 2014 Spring Skirt Awards!  If you won a badge, please take it home with you and display it proudly on your blog!  What was your favorite skirt?  What was your favorite award?  If you want to nominate a skirt for the 2014 Summer Skirt Awards coming at the end of summer, send us an email!

The Skirt Fixation Team,

Audrey, Allegra, Aria, & Annie