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Knit Results and Your Favorite Sew Along

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What a wonderful knit week!  We were so pleased with every knit creation, and the sew along was the biggest yet!  We are just starting to get comfortable sewing with knits, and these ladies who sewed up such beautiful creations from knit fabric inspire us to greater heights.  Did you see the knit post we snuck in?  So now you want us to let you know the winner, right?  Well, we want you to take one last look at the amazing four entries!

Vote for your favorite creation made from knit fabric for #ChallengeCreate Fabric Swap Edition

The judges have had their say, the votes have been counted, and the scores reveal that the winner of Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition for Knit Week is:

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 Ajaire from Call Ajaire!

Beside the warmth of victory, your positive applause, and many virtual high fives, she will receive:

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$50 gift certificate to L’Oiseau Fabrics

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One copy of Style That Kid

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6 pattern bundle of her choice from the recent Women’s Bundle or the Upcoming Boy’s Bundle from Pattern Revolution

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3 PDF patterns of her choice from Lekala Sewing Patterns

Now Ajaire couldn’t have done it without help from Charity who sent her that awesome fabric, so in addition to many thanks from Ajaire, Charity will be receiving:

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$25 gift certificate to Zeet Zeet.

And just so Scary & Karly know how very awesome they are, we are sending them each a yard of knit fabric from our stash!

The winner of the Knit sew along, as determined by equal parts vote and the contestants judging is:

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Saskia from Vera Luna!  One of the contestant judges said, “Gorgeous. I love the stripes with dip dye.”  And another said, “I am in love with Vera Luna’s Sail Away sweater, number 21. That is my first choice all the way.  I would pick all 3 times if I could!”  Saskia will receive:

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A $25 gift certificate from Nature’s Fabrics.

mystery fabric week!

Whew, that was fun wasn’t it?  We love awarding prizes from our generous sponsors!  Now it’s time for the Mystery sew along.  We introduced you to the Mystery Contestants, and tomorrow they will begin unveiling their creations made from the mysterious fabric they swapped.  This week we’re going to do the sew along a little differently since it’s the final week of Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition.  (sniff!)  We’d like you to link up just 1 project of the favorite thing you’ve sewn in 2014!  Yep, it’s going to be difficult to choose just 1 thing, but that’s what we’re asking.  The link up will remain open until Friday morning, when it will switch to voting.  The winning contestant will be based on 50% vote and 50% judges score.  Who are the judges?  The amazing Mystery Fabric contestants!  They are the experts for this week, and therefore the best judges, don’t you think?

The winner of the sew along is going to receive 1 yard of fabric from Mapology!  We seem to have an attraction to anything with a map on it, and so these fabrics are so irresistible to us!  Seriously, go over there and see if you fall in love too!  Also, for the whole month of July, everyone can take $10 off the price of our ebook by using the discount code “fabricswap”  Grab it while you can at this price during Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition only!

Be sure to come back every day this week, as our Mystery contestants each show you the fabric they received and what they made with it.  On Friday, the voting will open for you to choose your favorite Mystery fabric creation, and of course the Challenge Create judges will get their say too!  So go ahead and link up your favorite thing you’ve sewn in 2014, just 1 thing!  We can’t wait to see your favorite!

And come back tomorrow to see the first mystery fabric creation…this week is going to be so awesome!

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Knit Fabric Sew Along and Geometric Results

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What a wonderful geometric week!  We were so pleased with every geometric creation, and the sew along was the biggest yet!  There was even a geometric joke shared in there along the way…did you get it?  These ladies who sewed up such beautiful creations from geometric fabric simply outdid themselves!  So now you want us to let you know the winner, right?  Well, we want you to take one last look at the amazing four entries!

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The judges have had their say, the votes have been counted, and the scores reveal that the winner of Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition for Geometric Week is:

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 Teri from FaSewLa!

Beside the warmth of victory, your positive applause, and many virtual high fives, she will receive:

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$50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

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One copy of Style That Kid

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6 pattern bundle of her choice from the recent Women’s Bundle or the Upcoming Boy’s Bundle from Pattern Revolution

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3 PDF patterns of her choice from Lekala Sewing Patterns

 Now Teri couldn’t have done it without help from Heather who sent her that awesome fabric, so in addition to many thanks from Teri,  Heather will be receiving:

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$25 gift certificate to Zeet Zeet.

 And just so Annie & Tasha know how very awesome they are, we are sending them each a yard of geometric fabric from our stash!

The winner of the Geometric sew along, as determined by equal parts vote and the contestants judging is:

Tasha from Glitter & Wit with her amazing geometric Sally Dress!

She will receive:

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A fat quarter bundle of dots and chevrons from Wildflower Fabrics.  Don’t forget about their 10% off Christmas in July sale going on now!

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Whew, that was fun wasn’t it!  Now it’s time for the Knit sew along.  We introduced you to the Knit Contestants, and tomorrow they will begin unveiling their creations made from the knit fabric they swapped.  We also tried to inspire you with our round up of 20 things to sew with knit fabric.  So start linking up anything you’ve made that used knit fabric, up to 3 links.  The link up will remain open until Friday morning, when it will switch to voting.  The winning contestant will be based on 50% vote and 50% judges score.  Who are the judges?  The amazing Knit contestants!  They are the experts for this week, and therefore the best judges, don’t you think?

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The winner of the sew along is going to receive a $25 gift certificate to Nature’s Fabrics!  Have you seen the gorgeous, environmentally friendly fabric over there?!  And did you see the discount code?  Use it for 10% off your order!  Also, for the whole month of July, everyone can take $10 off the price of our ebook by using the discount code “fabricswap”  Grab it while you can at this price during Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition only!

Be sure to come back every day this week, as our Knit contestants each show you the fabric they received and what they made with it.  On Friday, the voting will open for you to choose your favorite Knit fabric creation, and of course the Challenge Create judges will get their say too!  Next week, it starts all over again for the final week of Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition; Mystery Week!  So go ahead and link up anything you’ve sewn with Knit fabric, up to 3 projects.  We can’t wait to see what you create!


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Linen Sew Along + Red, White &/Or Blue Results

Were you as impressed with the Red, White &/Or Blue challenge as we were?  Wow, wow, and wow again!  So now you want us to let you know the winner, right?  Well, we want you to take one last look at the amazing four entries!

Vote for your favorite Red, White &/Or Blue Fabric Swap Challenge

And the very, very close scores reveal that the winner of Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition for Red, White &/Or Blue Week is:

5#3 Noelle from The Sewing Sparrow
Beside the warmth of victory, your positive applause, and many virtual high fives, she will receive:

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6 pattern bundle of her choice from the recent Women’s Bundle or the Upcoming Boy’s Bundle from Pattern Revolution

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3 PDF patterns of her choice from Lekala Sewing Patterns

Now Noelle couldn’t have done it without help from Stephanie of Swoodson Says who sent her that awesome fabric, so in addition to many thanks from Noelle,  Stephanie will be receiving:

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And just so Michelle of Handmade Martini & Amy from Friends Stitched Together know how very awesome they are, and because the scores were VERY close, we are sending them each a yard of this fabric from our stash!

RW&B FabricThe winner of the Red, White &/Or Blue sew along, as determined by equal parts vote and the contestants judging is:

Ajaire from Call Ajaire!  She will receive:

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$25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

Whew, that was fun wasn’t it!  Now it’s time for the Linen sew along.

linen weekWe introduced you to the Linen Contestants, and tomorrow through Friday they will begin to unveil their creations made from the linen fabric they swapped.  We also tried to inspire you with our round up of 20 things to sew with linen fabric.  So start linking up anything you’ve made that used linen fabric, up to 3 links.  The link up will remain open until Friday morning, when it will switch to voting.  The winning contestant will be based on 50% vote and 50% judges score.  Who are the judges?  The amazing Linen contestants!  They are the experts for this week, and therefore the best judges, don’t you think?

award logoThe winner of the sew along is going to receive a $25 gift certificate to L’Oiseau Fabrics.  If the fabric over there doesn’t cause some major swooning, nothing will!  Also, for the whole month of July, everyone can take $10 off the price of our ebook by using the discount code “fabricswap”  Grab it while you can at this price during Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition only!

Be sure to come back every day this week, as our Linen contestants each show you the fabric they received and what they made with it.  On Friday, the voting will open for you to choose your favorite Linen fabric creation, and of course the Challenge Create judges will get their say too!  Next week, it starts all over again for week 3 of Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition’s Geometric Week!  So go ahead and link up anything you’ve sewn with Linen fabric, up to 3 projects.  We can’t wait to see what you create!

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Red, White &/Or Blue Sew Along

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Stand up and salute!  It’s time for the Red, White, &/Or Blue Sew Along Link Party.

15 Projects to make with red, white and blue fabric

We have been having so much fun with Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition, and it is only starting today!  We’ve introduced you to the Red, White &/Or Blue contestants, and tomorrow they will begin unveiling their creations made from the Red, White &/Or Blue fabric they swapped.  We also tried to inspire you with our round up of things to sew with Red, White &/Or Blue fabric.  And on top of all that, this week is the 4th of July!  So celebrate by linking up anything you’ve sewn that used Red, White &/Or Blue fabric.  The link up will remain open until Friday morning, when it will switch to voting.  The winning contestant will be based on 50% vote and 50% judges score.  Who are the judges?  The amazing Red, White &/Or Blue contestants!  They are the experts for this week, and therefore the best judges, don’t you think?

FQS logoThe winner of the sew along is going to receive a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  If the fabric over there doesn’t inspire and reward you, nothing will!  Also for the whole month of July, everyone can take $10 off the price of our ebook by using the discount code “fabricswap”  Grab it while you can at this price during Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition only!

Be sure to come back every day this week, as our Red, White &/Or Blue contestants each show you the fabric they received and what they made with it.  On Friday, the voting will open for you to choose your favorite Red, White &/Or Blue fabric creation, and of course the Challenge Create judges will get their say too!  Next week, it starts all over again for week 2 of Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition’s Linen Week!  So go ahead and link up anything you’ve sewn with Red, White &/Or Blue fabric, up to 3 projects.  We can’t wait to see what you create!


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20 Things to Sew with Linen Fabric!

20 Things to Sew with Linen Fabric

Last week we introduced you to the ladies who will be creating things from linen fabric for week of of Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition.  So today we thought we’d post a round up of 20 things to sew with linen fabric to create an inspiring mood for those of you thinking of sewing along.  And for those of us who are so anxious to see what these ladies sew up!

20 Things to Sew with Linen Fabric

Stepford Dress

Alida made this DREAMY dress from linen!  Now are you inspired?  We are!  And while we’re on the topic of Alida…you’re going to be reading more about her soon, in the sponsors section!!!

Linen Bow Tie

Kate over at See Kate Sew, made up this bow tie, and suggest making it out of linen for a fancy look!

Linen Satchel

And while you’re over at See Kate Sew, you’re going to want to check out this sweet little satchel, made from linen, of course!

Cross My Heart Linen Pillow

Melissa over at Polka Dot Chair has a cute and fast tutorial for the Cross My Heart pillow.  It’s made from linen and other fabrics and trims.

Linen Wrapped Wreath

Liz from Cotton and Curls shows this magnificent linen wrapped wreath cut with a scalloped rotary cutter.  New sewing tool needed here at Skirt Fixation!

Letter Y Linen Dress!

Possibly the cutest linen item on the internet can be see over at No Big Dill, made by Katy!  Click over to see what the letter Y stand for!

Little Girl’s Doll

Linen body dollKelly made this sweet little Evette doll which has a linen body.  And uses up lots of scraps!  With 2 yards of linen, our contestants could sew up a whole family of dolls!  You can read all about it over at Sewing In No Mans Land.

Red & Gray Linen Shorts for a Boy

Caila made these color block red and gray shorts from linen for her little boy.  You can see them and more linen shorts over at Caila Made.

Linen and Ruffles Coin Purse

This sweet little coin purse was made over at Flamingo Toes by Beverly.

Linen Baby Quilts

Over at Red Pepper Quilts, Rita wanted to branch out into other fabrics other than cotton, so she chose linen for these baby quilts, and says they are super soft!

Linen Blouse (with puffed sleeves!)

Dana made this lovely blouse from linen over at Dana Made It.  You can also see six other things she made from linen linked to her post.  My favorite is the Village Frock!

Linen Printed Scarf

Some of our judges, Ashley and Emily from Frances Suzanne, printed and sewed up this lovely linen scarf while they were competing in Project Run and Play.  Delicious!

You are Special Pillow

Elizabeth and liZ, over at Simple Simon and Company have a tutorial for this sweet linen special pillow!

Owl Doorstop

Nicole Novembrino, over at Fabrics Store has created the next five projects from linen.  Owls are a pretty big thing right now, so this little doorstop would sit well (pun intended!)

Breezy Linen Curtains

Nothing is lovelier than a breeze blowing in the open window on a hot summer day, fluttering the linen curtains!

Sewing Machine Cover

We have talked about the importance of covering your sewing machine, and using linen is a pretty way to get the job done!

Linen Seat Cushions

I think we need one of these Seat Cushions on both the chair where we sew, and the chair where we blog!

Linen Craft Box

This sweet little Craft Box is covered with linen, and who doesn’t need more pretty storage space?

Paper Bag Waist Skirt

Last, but not least is this SKIRT, with the popular paper bag waist made from linen!

We hope you are inspired to break out that linen fabric and sew along with our contestants on Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition’s Linen Week.  Will you use the tutorial from one of these 20 things to sew with linen fabric, or come up with some other great linen project?  Whatever you do…

Make it beautiful,

Audrey

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Destash Sew Along Winner

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What a month we’ve had! What a great Challenge! What amazing creations! We’re so thrilled with everyone who came to sew along. The sponsors have been very generous and have made sewing along worth it for each winner.

This week, the Destash sew along winner is Elizabeth!

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Be sure to go over to The College Seamstress and tell Elizabeth how awesome she is for sewing along with Challenge Create: Adult Edition!

She will receive $10 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

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2 PDF patterns from Shop Onion.

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And a free copy of our ebook, Not A Skirt!

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Every sew along seamstress has received a coupon for 50% off our ebook, Not a Skirt! If you haven’t already picked one up, the discount code, “aprilsale” for $10 off Not A Skirt! expires on 05/05/14 so be sure to get yours before then as the price goes back up after that!

Now as to the winners from our very talented contestants, we’re going to create a little suspense by unveiling the 3rd runner up tomorrow, the 2nd runner up Wednesday, and the 1st runner up and Grand Champion on Thursday. Then, be sure to tune in Friday for the scoop on the second set of sponsors! Also, you will want to come back next Friday as we will reveal where the next edition of Challenge Create is headed!

Our contestants were simply amazing! Really, we are almost at a loss for words due to their creativity, their ability, and their awesome participation! One reason we are unveiling the winners slowly is so we can take time to tell you a few behind the scenes secrets, and feature each and every one of them in detail!

One thing for sure, Challenge Create: Adult Edition has exceeded our wildest expectations in every way! The sponsors were so very, very generous! For example, one of our goals was to create interest and participation in the sew along, and so we asked 3 of our sponsors to give even more than they’d already pledged, and they agreed! So please take a minute to visit The Ribbon Retreat, The Fat Quarter Shop, and Shop Onion and thank them for their generosity!

So come back tomorrow as we begin rewarding these ladies for their persistently hard work!

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Week 3 Results and Week 4 Destash Sew Along

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Do you ever wish you could travel back in time? Well, last week, if you were following along, your wish was fulfilled by the awesome way our contestants intertwined the past and the present! What a talented group of seamstresses! The way Challenge Create: Adult Edition works is that each week the judges grade the contestants for 75% of the contestants’ score, and you vote for your favorite creation for 25% of the score. At the end of the four weeks, the contestant with the highest score takes home the grand prize. But there are also 1st, 2nd and 3rd runner up prizes, so each of these hardworking ladies is rewarded! This week, the judges have had their say, and you voted, and the accumulated scores for this week are:

Becca & Suzanne from Pattern Revolution: 81

Magda from House of Estrela: 80

Michelle from Falafel and the Bee: 80

Stacy from The Land of K.A.: 80

 

Which makes the totals:

Becca & Suzanne from Pattern Revolution: 247

Magda from House of Estrela: 235

Michelle from Falafel and the Bee: 237

Stacy from The Land of K.A.: 230

 

We also had a great (Hint of) Vintage sew along! The viewer’s choice winner was Joy from XOXO GrandmaJoy XoXo Grandma Sew Along WinnerEvery go visit Joy and tell her how awesome her (hint of) vintage creation is!  She will take home a $20 gift certificate from The Ribbon Retreat

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Mariadenmark125and a free copy of our refashion ebook, Not A Skirt!Not A Skirt! eBookAll the other sew along contestants have received a 1/2 off coupon for Not A Skirt! Thanks to everyone who participated in some way to make the week great! destash sew alongStarting tomorrow, we get to present to you our contestants creations for Challenge Create: Adult Edition week 4: Destash Week. Once again we encourage everyone to link up your destash clothing creation. Be assured that your destash sew along link will uplift and spur on the contestants. You have until Friday morning to link up. Voting for both the destash sew along and the contestants’ destash outfits opens Friday morning and ends Sunday morning. Are you ready? We can hardly wait to see what you make!

Here is the description for the Destash Theme:

Challenge Create: Adult Edition Week 4: Destash Week

Alright, we admit it, we have a little fabric habit. So if you’re anything like us (and we have yet to meet a seamstress who isn’t) you’ll be able sew from your stash this week. It’s time to open those unused patterns, raid the ribbon box (or boxes!) and get out that fabric hoard! You’ll be really glad you did when the prizes are awarded next week and the winners get to stock up all over again with supplies from our generous sponsors!! (Yes, we are encouraging you to both take from and add to the stash, but we’re sure you understand!)

We are so excited to see what everyone is inspired to destash!  We have a little reward for you from one of our sponsors, Laura Marsh Designs.  During Challenge Create: Adult Edition, using the promo code for the month of April gives you 15% off patterns on the website. One user per customer code: SKIRTFIXATION15  To take advantage of this special offer, just click through the Laura Marsh Sewing Patterns button in the sponsors section of the  sidebar, and use the promo code when you check out.  Also, as a special thank you, our sew along contestants will receive a coupon code via email when you enter the sew along to buy our ebook, Not A Skirt! at 50% off!


Be sure to come back tomorrow as we unveil our first contestant’s Destash creation!
Make it beautiful,
Audrey

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Week 2 Scores and Week 3 (Hint of) Vintage Sew Along

Can you just believe last week?!  We have never been so impressed by refashions as we were last week!  Each of our contestants submitted their amazing Refashioned outfits.  They put their all into creating and sewing these outfits, and they were truly fantastic.  The way Challenge Create: Adult Edition works is that each week the judges grade the contestants for 75% of the contestants’ score, and you vote for your favorite creation for 25% of the score.  At the end of the four weeks, the contestant with the highest score takes home the grand prize.  But there are also 1st, 2nd and 3rd runner up prizes, so each of these hardworking ladies is rewarded!  This week, the judges have had their say, and you voted, and the accumulated scores for this week are:

Becca & Suzanne from Pattern Revolution: 80

Magda from House of Estrela: 76

Michelle from Falafel and the Bee: 85

Stacy from The Land of K.A.: 78

Which makes the accumulated totals:

Becca & Suzanne from Pattern Revolution: 166

Magda from House of Estrela: 154

Michelle from Falafel and the Bee: 158

Stacy from The Land of K.A.: 150

We also had a great Refashion sew along!  The viewer’s choice winner was: Shannon from 2nd Story Sewing!

shannonweek2winnerGo visit Shannon (and Betsy) and tell her how awesome her refashioned outfit for Challenge Create: Adult Edition is!

She will take home a $10 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop

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2 patterns from Shop Onion

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and a free copy of our refashion ebook, Not A Skirt!

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All the other sew along contestants have received a 1/2 off coupon for Not A Skirt!  Thanks to everyone who participated in some way to make the week great!

(Hint of) Vintage graphicWe are sure this week is going to be amazing too!  Starting tomorrow, we get to present to you our contestants creations for Challenge Create: Adult Edition week 3: (Hint of) Vintage Week.  Once again we encourage everyone to link up your (hint of) vintage clothing creation.  Be assured that your sew along link will uplift and spur on the contestants.  You have until Friday morning to link up.  Voting for both the sew along and the contestants’ (hint of) vintage outfits opens Friday morning and ends Sunday morning.  Are you ready?  We can hardly wait to see what you make!  

 Here is the description for the (Hint of) Vintage Theme:

Challenge Create: Adult Edition Week 3: (Hint of) Vintage

No question about it, there have been some amazing fashion creations in the past!  Which vintage fashion catches your eye?  Incorporate something from that into your creation this week.  Because unless you have an upcoming Renaissance Revival Fair, no one really needs a whole brocade dress complete with pearls and panniers!  (And if you are making a costume for the next Civil War reenactment…bring it on!)

We are so excited to see what you design!  We have a little reward for you from one of our sponsors, Laura Marsh Designs.  During Challenge Create: Adult Edition, using the promo code for the month of April gives you 15% off patterns on the website. One user per customer code: SKIRTFIXATION15  To take advantage of this special offer, just click through the Laura Marsh Sewing Patterns button in the sponsors section of the  sidebar, and use the promo code when you check out.  Also, as a special thank you, our sew along contestants will receive a coupon code via email when you enter the sew along to buy our ebook, Not A Skirt! at 50% off!



Be sure to come back tomorrow as we unveil our first contestant’s (Hint of) Vintage creation!

Make it beautiful,
Audrey

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Week 1 Scores and Week 2 Refashion Sew Along!

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Last week was such an amazing week!  Each of our contestants submitted their amazing Nature Inspired outfits.  They put their all into creating and sewing these outfits, and they were truly fantastic.  The way Challenge Create: Adult Edition works is that each week the judges grade the contestants for 75% of the contestants’ score, and you vote for your favorite creation for 25% of the score.  At the end of the four weeks, the contestant with the highest score takes home the grand prize.  But there are also 1st, 2nd and 3rd runner up prizes, so each of these hardworking ladies is rewarded!  This week, the judges have had their say, and you voted, and the accumulated scores this far are:

Becca & Suzanne from Pattern Revolution: 86

Magda from House of Estrela: 80

Michelle from Falafel and the Bee: 72

Stacy from Land of K.A.: 72

Keep up the great work ladies!  Each and every one of you is amazing!

We also had a great Nature Inspired sew along!  The viewer’s choice winner was: Angela from WorkPraySew!

refashion sew alongGo visit Angela from WorkPraySew and tell her how awesome her nature inspired creation for Challenge Create: Adult Edition is!

She will take home a $20 gift certificate from The Ribbon Retreat

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2 patterns from Shop Onion

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and a free copy of our refashion ebook, Not A Skirt! 

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All the other sew along contestants have received a 1/2 off coupon for Not A Skirt!  Thanks to everyone who participated in some way to make the week great!

Refashion sew alongWe are sure this week is going to be awesome too!  Starting tomorrow, we get to present to you our contestants creations for Challenge Create: Adult Edition week 2: Refashion Week.  Once again we encourage everyone to link up your refashioned clothing creation.  Be assured that your sew along link will uplift and spur on the contestants.  You have until Friday morning to link up.  Voting for both the sew along and the contestants’ refashioned outfits opens Friday morning and ends Sunday morning.  Are you ready for the refashion sew along?  We can hardly wait to see what you make!  

Here is the description for the Refashion Theme:

Challenge Create: Adult Edition Week 2: Refashion

There is nothing quite as satisfying bringing an item back into usable condition.  Curtain, tablecloth, hole-y sweater, muumuu, or boyfriend shirt, no matter where you begin, the end result is sure to be amazing when you refashion!

We are so excited to see what you refashion!  We have a little reward for you from one of our sponsors, Laura Marsh Designs.  During Challenge Create: Adult Edition, using the promo code for the month of April gives you 15% off patterns on the website. One user per customer code: SKIRTFIXATION15  To take advantage of this special offer, just click through the Laura Marsh Sewing Patterns button in the sponsors section of the  sidebar, and use the promo code when you check out.  Also, as a special thank you, our refashion sew along contestants will receive a coupon code via email when you enter the sew along to buy our ebook, Not A Skirt! at 50% off!


Be sure to come back tomorrow as we unveil our first contestant’s Refashioned creation!

Make it beautiful,
Audrey

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Nature Inspired Sew Along! Challenge Create: Adult Edition Week 1

Nature Inspired Theme

We saw a daffodil yesterday!  And it arrived just in time for the opening of Challenge Create: Adult Edition and the theme for week 1: Nature Inspired.  Challenge Create: Adult Edition has been a major production for us, and pulling it off will depend on your help!  You get to play a starring role as sew along guests.  We encourage everyone to link up your nature inspired clothing creation.  Tomorrow we get to present you the first of four nature inspired outfits by our four contestants.  Be assured that your sew along link up will uplift and spur on the contestants.  Each day this week we will present you another contestant, through Friday!  Then you get to be a star again by voting for your favorite nature inspired creation, and by voting for a sew along creation!  All voting opens Friday morning and ends Sunday morning.  Are you ready?  You have until Friday morning to link up!

Nature Inspired ThemeHere is the description for the Nature Inspired Theme:

Challenge Create: Adult Edition Week 1: Nature Inspired

Spring is in the air, and that means everything is springing to life, and so will your fashions this week if they are inspired by nature!  Daffodil and crocus bulbs sticking their heads out of the ground, baby animals, soft pastel colors everywhere, and cherry trees spreading the cheer with their gorgeous blossoms.  Whatever inspires your design as Spring is sprung will surely make your whole project bloom.  (And if you are in the southern hemisphere…Fall is very inspiring too!)

We are so excited to see what inspires you!  We have a little reward for you from one of our sponsors, Laura Marsh Designs.  During Challenge Create: Adult Edition, using the promo code for the month of April (the main contest time) gives you 15% off patterns on the website. One user per customer code: SKIRTFIXATION15  To take advantage of this special offer, just click through the Laura Marsh Sewing Patterns button in the sponsors section of the  sidebar, and use the promo code when you check out.  Also, as a special thank you, our sew along contestants will receive a coupon code via email when you enter the sew along to buy our ebook, Not A Skirt! at 50% off!

Be sure to come back tomorrow as we unveil our first contestant’s Nature Inspired creation!
Make it beautiful,
Audrey