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.
I worked on two muslins over the weekend for this challenge: a shirt and a dress, to help my decision process on which one to make. After neither of them fit awesomely or seemed like they had super easy fit fixes, I told Mr. 5 that I was not having fun. And isn’t this contest supposed to be in the spirit of fun? The prizes are nice, but the grand prize isn’t exactly a car.
After that realization, I decided to get down to the nuts and bolts of this contest and my motivation, I asked myself: “What am I [emotionally] getting out of this?” After I spent much of the weekend curled in in pain from stupid dental crap, (which has now been diagnosed – I’ll be getting a crown on Wednesday, but luckily don’t need a root canal. Thanks for all of your kind words!) and then busted my ass until early Tuesday morning (I still haven’t caught up on my sleep) after the deadline changed, I couldn’t really provide an answer.
Yes, it’s a shot in the arm when you do make it on to the next round, but what am I trying to prove? Couldn’t find an answer for that, either. I’m disappointed that I won’t be doing third challenge, which involves copying a RTW garment. I had mine picked out and really would’ve hit it out of the park.
In the end, sewing is about enjoyment. What do you have if you don’t have that?
Anywho, after all of this “woe is me” and all that, I just want to say that Ann truly deserved her win this week. Her gorgeous dress was beautifully fitted around some pretty daunting fit challenges and impeccably sewn in the trickiest fabric of them all. Well, well deserved. :)
Good luck to the remaining contestants, and can’t wait to see what you come up with!