Today is the last official day of the Runway Skirt blog tour. Hasn’t it been amazing? And today we have 3 ladies finishing off the tour with a bang! It’s the final few days to enter the giveaway (find it at the end of this post.)
First up is Annie from Enantiomerproject. She’s a scientist by day and a seamstress all the rest of the time! Click on the photo to go to her very stunning version of the Runway Skirt.
Next we have Alexis from My Sweet Sunshine. Usually it’s her daughter in front of the camera, but I’m thrilled Alexis stepped into view in this very cute Runway Skirt. Click on her photo to read more.
And finally, most likely saving the best for last, is Teronia from Sew Haute Blog. If she looks familiar it’s because she’s one of the fabulous cover models on the Runway Skirt Pattern. Teronia was a tester and somehow, probably because she’s so sweet, we became good friends. Click on her photo for her tips on styling the Runway Skirt.
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.
This is the first day of the Geometric 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, Annie from The Enantiomer Project is here to show you what she created:
I was sent a lovely orange patterned geometric fabric by Tasha of Friends Stitched Together. It is a bit out of my color comfort zone but a gorgeous fabric. Because it was so pretty, I found I had a hard time coming up with what I wanted to make. I typically sew for myself (or family) and start with a pattern, then find my fabric. This was a foreign experience doing it the other way round!
I decided to make the Ava Dress from Victory Patterns. Ava has a vintage vibe that I think the geometric fabric would make fresh and summery. This dress needs more than 2 yards of fabric. I hunted for a fabric which would compliment and found a natural colored cotton which paired perfectly. I scooped up 2 yards and began to sketch my dress. I had envisioned a dress with the geometric fabric for the bodice and sleeves. I wanted to use it for panels in the skirt. The side panels fit best with the fabric I had left over from bodice and sleeves. The front and back panel of the skirt was cut from the natural colored cotton. My goal was to highlight the beautiful fabric.
After my first fitting, the plethora of plain cotton made me gasp! It looked so clinical and boring. I took all the scraps from the geometric fabric and began playing. The challenge was linked to geometric fabric… geometry linked to shapes… and I decided to add an element of geometricness (ha!!, made up a nerd word!) to my dress. When I think geometry, I think triangles. I found a suitably large scrap and turned the thing into an isosceles triangle affixed to the back panel.
Well, the front cotton panel needed something too! The largest scrap piece was sort-of rhombus shaped. It fit the length of the front panel, adding a bit of character. The major score was breaking up the blank cotton and making a truly unique dress.
I had a lot of fun sewing this up and binge watched several episodes of Dr. Who.
I thank Skirt Fixation for inviting me to participate. If you want more geeky details and, of course, plenty more pictures, you can find them on my blog: The Enantiomer Project.
Annie really hit the mark with her geometric dress using geometric fabric! Just look at all those details, and we noticed geometricness on the sleeves too! While you are totally inspired by Annie’s geometric fabric challenge, go 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!