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Third Challenge: The Bundle Challenge

This week was quite the challenge! We sent them each one of our mystery bundles. (Check out our bundles on our website: ) They received 6 yards total. The pieces ranged from 1.5-3 yards. Their challenge was to great a 2-piece outfit using all three of the materials in their piece in some way. Let's see what they made! Peggy from   Deconstruct, Alter, Create The fabrics included in her bundle: I decided to try to make a "wearable art" outfit for this challenge. I started with two current Vogue patterns designs by Marcy Tilton and changed them around to fit the amount of fabric I had. I used almost every scrap from the bundle fabric and added some black wool and ponte knit (previously purchased at Fabric Mart), some hot pink lining fabric and scraps from a vintage "Route 66" tapestry from my stash. I used quilting techniques to make the pieced blocks which I appliqued to the bottom of the coa

Third Challenge Announced!

Bundle Challenge Are you familiar with our assorted fabric bundles here at Fabric Mart? We offer several different types and they change often. They range in yardage and you never know what kind of fabric you will get! You might get some wool, a few knits, or some nice cotton. Visit our website to see what bundles we have right now!  8 Mystery Bundles, 8 designers! We gave our designers a 6 yard mystery bundle and none of them are the same! 8 Seamstresses will compete in this challenge. You will have one week to complete this challenge. Challenge : Using the 6 yard Bundle we have sent you, make a 2 piece garment. What is in the bundle is a mystery and everyone will receive something different. Try to incorporate the three fabrics in some way. You can use fabric from your stash to finish your look, but keep in mind that the bundle fabric must make up a majority of your outfit. You will be judged on creativity, craftsmanship, the way you use your fabrics together, and

Second Challenge Winner Announced!

Congratulations Meghan! Congratulations!  Meghan won free shipping on (2) orders from Unfortunately we have to send one person "home" this week and Tina's look received the lowest points.  Visit our Fashion Challenge Page for more information on our challenge and how we choose a winner.  Wow!  They did a great job, yet again!  So impressed!  Make sure to visit the blog on Saturday for the next challenge! 

Second Challenge: Who Made it Best?

If you thought the first challenge was awesome, they knocked it out of the park with this one! We gave them a difficult challenge this week. We select a pattern that for them to use. We challenge them to make it appropriate for them. We allowed them to alter the pattern to fit their body and personality. Make sure you take a few minutes to vote for your favorite design! Here is what they made: Nicole from The Traveling Seamstress The words I used from my personality that inspired my dress are 'Feminine,' Polite' and 'Flirty.' I love being a woman and being feminine.  Nothing screams femininity to me more than a delicate floral dress. I love classic silhouettes because they are timeless and because the can be so polite and proper.  Theses are qualities that have become quite rare.  Finally, this dress represents my flirty quality!  Who doesn't love a flirtatious exchange from a stranger every once in a while? I used cotton swiss dot (from you