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Runway Skirt Blog Tour Day 4

I am so excited about today’s stops on the Runway Skirt blog tour!  You can find the giveaway at the end of this post.

First up we have Scary from Shaffer Sisters.  I absolutely adore the Shaffer Sisters blog and can’t wait to see more of Scary’s Runway Skirt.  Click on the picture to see for yourself.

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Next down the runway we have Heather from Feather Flights.  I am in totally draw dropping awe of her preview photo, so you’ll have to excuse me for a minute while I go check out her post!  (Click on the photo to be transported…)

Heather Feather's Runway Skirt

The last stop on today’s tour is…me!  Since I am 7 months pregnant, I’ve been getting a bit envious of all these gorgeous versions of the Runway Skirt being sewn and not being able to wear one myself.  So I created a maternity add on for the Runway Skirt!maternity-cover-croppedYou can find it in the Savvy Patterns shop for the very low price of $3.00 because you also need the main Runway Skirt pattern.  There are 3 different options for modifying the Runway Skirt for maternity wear; an underbelly waistband (picture on the right above,) a fold over waistband (pictured on the left above,) and an additional panel that can be added under either waistband.  I sewed this version from a sweater knit for the main fabric and burgundy chiffon for the godets.  I also lined this skirt, so I will have a tutorial on how to line your Runway Skirt soon.

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While testing the Runway Skirt maternity add on, I also sewed this all black version.  The main skirt is from a very lightweight french terry fabric and the godets are bamboo rayon jersey.  So basically secret pajamas!

Grab the Runway Maternity Skirt Add On here at Savvy Patterns.

Be sure to enter the giveaway below.  You can win a copy of the Runway Skirt and also a $25 gift certificate to Urban Sew, which should buy you enough fabric to make your Runway Skirt.

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And finally, you can grab the Runway Skirt on sale especially for this tour.  Buy it here at Savvy Patterns.

Come back the rest of the week for some more amazing skirts from these talented ladies:

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12-5  Friends Stitched Together & Very Blissful Blog

12-6 Call Ajaire & Sew Mariefleur

12-7 Rebel And Malice & Inspinration & Shaffer Sisters

12-8 Paisley Roots & Feather Flights & Skirt Fixation

12-9 Enantiomerproject & My Sweet Sunshine & Sew Haute Blog

 

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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:

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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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Feather Flights Geometric Fabric Swap Challenge

This is the 2nd day of the Geometric fabric sewing creations made from the fabric the 4 contestants swapped.  They each sent and received 2 yard of fabric and then sewed it up!  Their only stipulation was that the fabric have a geometric element to it.  Today, Heather from Feather Flights is here to show you what she created:

I am Heather *Feather* from Feathers Flights where I share all my sewing creations. I’m so excited to be here and share my graphic print challenge. I received this black and white fabric reminiscent of the 60’s. It’s a great, bold cotton woven fabric.

First, I soaked it in salt water to make it soften. I wanted to see if I could make the fabric softer, so it would drape better. Then I thought and thought and thought about what I could do with the fabric. I knew I wanted to make an item clothing for myself, but I wanted to love what I made. I’m not a huge fan of high contrast black and white so I decided to dye the fabric. The day I went to buy dye, I found the perfect radiant orchid cotton woven in the remnant bin. I was able to dye the white to almost the exact same purple as the fabric.

With the dyed fabric, I made a simple top using the Staple Dress pattern which lets the graphic print shine. Then I added a peter pan collar, cuffed sleeves, and a keyhole back. I love all the simple details that make this top such a statement piece!

The cotton breaths well and drapes well since I softened it. It’s a great top for summer and is dressier than most of my tops.

It was really hard for me to step out of my comfort zone, but I think it really helped me grow. I really had to think through the design instead of diving in head first. I thought of many different dresses and tops that I could make, but I couldn’t get a peter pan collar or dyeing out of my head. I’m really happy with how it turned out and that I was able to make it my own.

Thanks for having me and letting me participate!
What a beautiful top!  Heather really went to great lengths to make the geometric fabric work for her.  That’s one blouse that will be worn over and over.  If you haven’t already, sew up some geometric fabric yourself, and then link it (up to 3 projects) to the Geometric Sew Along Link Party for the chance to win some awesome geometric fabric from Wildflower Fabrics!  And come back tomorrow for more geometric loveliness from our next contestant!