Edited: This post was originally entitled “Snow White makes another appearance,” in reference to the fabric used, but as Snow White doesn’t actually appear anywhere in this post, I changed the name.
This morning I decided it was time to take on another challenge. I made this Charlie Tunic with the leftover fabric from my Snow White top ages ago and she’s been refusing to wear it for weeks. There was chocolate involved. And as you can see I emerged victorious.
We are both wearing our tops today!!!
Do you ever accidentally put two fabrics together and it totally works? One day I set these two fabrics down in the same stack and it was meant to be. The grounds for both fabrics happen to match perfectly and so do the purples. I love how these look together. I’m not sure what I did right to get her to put the dress ON — there’s currently a backlog of about six other garments I’ve recently finished for her that she absolutely won’t wear (even when full-scale mini-marshmallow bribery is being attempted) — but she did and that’s what’s important. It was kind of her to indulge me on this one. Even if I had to chase her around with the camera…
The weekend before last I flew to New York City (for the second time ever) for a Photoshop for Fabric Design Workshop with Heather Ross. That Heather. She is just amazing. I’d read about the first fabric design workshop she taught in Portland a couple years ago and thought it would be so SO cool, but honestly felt a bit intimidated by the whole Photoshop thing. I’d been messing around with design software for about 5 years with my own set of paltry self-taught skills, but was using the cheapest software I could find just to try it out (specifically Inkscape, which is vector-based, basically a poor man’s Illustrator. Also happens to be free). I finally bit the…
I thought you might like to have a better introduction to all of our beautiful Spring Top Sewalong judges!
A big THANK YOU to these ladies for…
Just wanted to congratulate our wonderful Spring Top Sewalong winners one more time with a review and a quick wrap-up!
Here are the tops that won the Reader’s Choice Awards (highest number of reader votes each week):
And here are the tops that won our Judges’ Choice Awards
(highest judges scores each week)
A big thanks to all of the sponsors who donated gift certificates to their online shops to our winners!
|Charmstitch||Fashionable Fabrics||Pink Castle Fabrics|
|Whipstitch||Modern Fabric Studio||Fabricworm|
|Banberry Place||Fabric Fairy||Magpie Patterns|
Thanks to donations from these shops, I was able to offer great prizes to ALL of our 2012 winners. These sponsors are all shops where I shop for my fabric and patterns, and I would love it if you would support them when you’re shopping for fabric and patterns online!
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