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No Dice

So, I got eliminated from the Fabric Mart Fashion Challenge 2.

First things first, thank you for your support and all of your kind comments.  :)  I really appreciate it.

I’m a little sad, and it was really an interesting contest to partake in (thanks for picking me, Fabric Mart!), but I’m also happy that now I’ll get to go back to making what I want to make.

Though, it again makes me wish that I had gone the safe route with a knit piece of clothing, because knits are easy to fit and, IMO, provide much more predictable results (and I have a couple of almost TNTs that would’ve worked well).  However, what’s done is done and the complexity of the garment wasn’t taken into account in judging, as far as I know.

I also don’t feel that my garment was the worst fitting (I do know it has some issues), but that’s subjective and I’m just a tad biased, and half of the scores are based on a vote from the general populous, so if you have more readers, you pretty much automatically get a better score.

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2nd Challenge: Make it fit

So, I finished my second garment of Fabric Mart Fashion Challenge 2!  So excited to make it on to round 2!  This week was about making a well-fitting garment.

I made Butterick 5678, which I believe recently went out of print.

Butterick 5678

It looks pretty good from the front

Butterick 5678

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Sew Selfless Sunday: Thread Theory Comox Trunks

So, I got my first Sew Selfless September item finished…

Thread Theory Comox Trunks
Thread Theory Comox Trunks
Thread Theory Comox Trunks

Thread Theory Comox boxers for Mr. 5!

He declined to model them.  I tried the “how about just an ass shot?” angle with no dice.  It’s OK, I’ll keep that cute butt all to myself.

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SSS: Weekly Wrap Up Round One!

Sew Selfless September is in full swing!


Let’s see what’s been goin’ on…I kinda missed posting last Saturday as intended.  Sorry!  It’s cool, I’m making up for it now.  :)

Our friend from across the pond at Creative Saturdays made a baby pillowcase and an eye mask for her sister-in-law.



So sweet.  Bet she’ll be really excited to receive them, if she hasn’t already.  :)

I thought babies didn’t use pillows?  Shows what I know!

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Sew Excited and a Reminder

Hey folks!  Thanks for all of your awesome comments on my Scout Tee for the Fabric Mart Fabricista Fashion Challenge 2!

I just had a three things to say today:

1.  Voting for the Fashion Challenge ends today, so if you’re keen on voting and like what I’ve done, I would be very grateful for your vote!  :)

Fashion Challenge 2

2.  I haven’t forgotten about Sew Selfless September!

Sew Selfless September

It’s near and dear to my heart; keep your eyes peeled for a couple of related posts this weekend.

3.  I had some gleeful excitement on Tuesday evening…I decided to jump on a fabulous deal a couple of weeks ago, and was able to pick up my NEW SEWING MACHINE this week!

New sewing machine!Selfies with your sewing machine are the best kind of selfies

I’m sew (LOL gag. I know, I know:  I did it in the title…) so excited to use IDT with my sewing projects and have tons of new pretty basic embroidery options that I may or may not use, but will definitely be exploring.

More on my new machine later!


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