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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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Day 4 Floral Radiograph Fabric Blog Tour & $50 Giveaway

Floral Radiograph Fabric Blog Tour

Floral Radiograph Fabric Blog Tour

And we’re on to day 4 of the Floral Radiograph Fabric blog tour.  Today we have the most amazing seamstress presenting what she made with the fabric I designed.  I am a total fangirl of Katy from No Big Dill.  When I put together this blog tour, I emailed Katy crossing my fingers that she might reply.  To have her as part of the tour today is somehow like a small dream come true!

Floral Radiograph Fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

First of all, let me give an example of why I’m so much in awe of Katy from No Big Dill.  There are 26 different substrates that you can have your design printed on at My Fabric Designs.  Katy had enough expert knowledge to choose silk crinkle linen.  I got to put my hands on this fabric before I sent it to Katy, and YOU. GUYS.  It is amazing!  Here’s a peek of what Katy made.

Floral Radiograph skirt

I don’t know about you, but that looks like a skirt to me!  I’m, off to check it out! Please enter the giveaway below for a chance to win $50 from My Fabric Designs.  And return tomorrow for the final stop on the Floral Radiograph Fabric blog tour.  I hope you’ve been as inspired as I have been!

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A Rainbow For Katy

Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt Fixation

A rainbow for KatyToday is the birthday of a sewing superstar!  In the sewing world, pretty much everyone has heard of and is in awe of Katy who sews and blogs at No Big Dill.  She has inspired many people with her beautiful sewing, photography and blogging.  And today is her birthday!  We wanted to thank Katy for all the times she’s inspired us to greater heights and so we made her a gift.  We invited some of our sewing and blogging pals to surprise Katy and help celebrate her birthday…Katy Style!

Now what exactly is Katy style?  Although we’ve never met Katy, we feel like we have learned about Katy Style through her beautiful blog.  One thing we’ve learned is that Katy loves to “rainbowtize” things.  She is the master at organizing things beautifully in rainbow color order!  We also have gleaned the information that orange is her favorite rainbow color and purple is her least favorite rainbow color.  And stark black and white complement the rainbow perfectly in Katy’s world.  The last thing we’ve come to learn about Katy is that she’s a budding bee keeper.  So we took all those little tidbits of information and combined them together into a gift for Katy.  After we show you our rainbow for Katy, we’ll show you what some other bloggers created.  And if you want to see everything in one place, we’re curating a new Pinterest board called “A Rainbow For Katy!

Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt Fixation

We made Katy a Sew Together Bag.  After we realized there are 7 colors in the rainbow and 7 compartments in the Sew Together Bag, we knew this would be the perfect gift for Katy. Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt FixationFrom the stash, we picked our finest fabrics.  There was a suede black and white piece just barely big enough for the exterior of the Sew Together Bag.  (This fabric was used 1st on a shirt for one of my boys last year.) Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt FixationWe made binding from a piece of beeswax colored bee fabric by Moda.  The zipper tabs are little pieces left from Aria’s black denim jacket.Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt FixationAlthough the outside looks sedate and sophisticated, when the Sew Together Bag is opened, a rainbow bursts out!  A red silky fabric starts off the rainbow party. Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt FixationNext, inside the 1st zipper compartment, orange bee fabric hides.  (Do you remember what we made Annie from this fabric?Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt FixationYellow shot cotton comes next, followed by a green and blue green shot cotton from Imagine Gnats.  (We used the yellow on our new FREE skirt pattern, The Pegasus Skirt!Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt FixationAlso, we decided to add another blue/green hue to the rainbow and leave off one of the purples at the end in true Katy Style! Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt FixationThe navy blue is a dark, silky fabric, but we used a bright blue for the zipper above it!  (Navy that we used first on this top for Annie.Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt FixationThe remaining section is purple, but we chose a dusky purple, barely even purple in some lights!  (We used this fabric first on a different Sew Together Bag!)  And we diminished the purple even further by adding an orange felt needle lading and bee pin cushion. Rainbow Sew Together Bag sewn by Skirt FixationWe really hope this Sew Together Bag is true Katy style and that she loves it!  It really was nerve racking sewing a gift for a sewing superstar, and many of the seams were ripped out and re-sewn several times!

Now for some more rainbowtized fun!rolled flower fabric headband diy tutorial

Mandy of Sugar Bee Crafts made this adorable fabric headband.

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Jenn from A Jennuine Life made this sweet rainbow dress and many more rainbow party items.

Melanie from The Crafty Cupboard made a dreamy rainbow tote!

Michelle from Falafel and the Bee made a colorful tankini!

Catherine from Cath Grace made the most gorgeous tribute dress, rainbow style, of course!

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Amy of Sews N Bows made this rainbowtized bow.

Jess from Craftiness Is Not Optional made this perfect printable!

Miranda of One Little Minute Blog made a darling rainbowtized Pennant Banner.

Kelly of Sewing In No Man’s Land made a rainbow skirt and you just know we LOVE that!

Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest crafted a Rainbow Boho Tassel Necklace and linked to several other rainbow projects on her blog!

Melissa from Rebel & Malice made this adorable Triangle Rainbow Zipper Pouch.

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Becca from Free Notion used one of Katy’s tutorials and rainbow stamps to create the perfect shirt!

Emily from Nap Time Creations sewed up this amazing Rainbow Circle Skirt!  Eek! {Heart eyes emojis!}

The Dye Diva Patterns is showcasing this darling rainbow dress.

Al from Shaffer Sisters has a tutorial for this darling pillowcase dress!

Stay tuned as I work through the day adding all the other rainbowtized creations!  Also, check out the hashtag #arainbowforKaty on Instagram!

Happy Birthday, Katy!