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Made By A Fabricista: Knit Extravaganza!

We have been fortunate enough to have four new, talented Fabricistas agree to join us on an ongoing basis at the Fabric Mart Blog! You may already be familiar with all or some of our new contributors as each of them have participated in either this or last year's Fashion Challenge and also have their own blogs. First up we would like to introduce/re-introduce you to Ann from SewBaby.
~I'm so excited to be blogging as a Fabric Mart Fabricista!  I've been a Fabric Mart customer since the 90's- before they even had a website!  They are always my go-to place for discovering new fabrics at unbeatable prices.
Did you catch the flash sale last Thursday on the silk modal knit in driftwood and black stripes?  I had ordered some before the sale, and had also ordered the orange/coral silk modal knit.

I was curious to see what these knits would be like; as I love silk knits for their brilliant colors and I love modal knits for their incredible softness, so the combination of the two …

Guest Post: Christian L Harris - God Save the Prince

We love seeing what our customers are up to and when we came across Christian's project, it was just too fantastic not to share with you. Fabric as wearable art and a good cause to boot! Without further ado we would like to introduce you to Christian Harris! 


My name is Christian L Harris. I am a fashion designer finishing up my Master of Fine Arts degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I have also taught fashion at American Intercontinental University and interned in New York for seven months. I started sewing in 2007 and haven’t stopped since. I own 5 sewing machines (Brother home sewer, Pfaff industrial zig-zag, 1938 singer 201, singer pro-finish serger and a Huskylock s25) and my fabric buying addiction is ever so out of control. There is nothing like the rush of a new email from Fabric Mart with “50-60% off Fabric and 1 crazy price” in the subject line.

My MFA thesis collection, God Save the Prince, has won features from ELLE, Esquire, WWD, Atlanta Magazine and other…

And the Winner is....

We've made it to the end of the Fabricista Fashion Challenge! This year's challenge was a lot of fun and the ladies had such talent. I wish everyone could have won! I want to thank each one of our contestants for putting themselves out there in the sewing skills being challenged for a month and a half. (That is probably one of the biggest challenges!) 

Also a big thank you to all of our guest judges. They gave our contestants a lot of suggestions and praises. I bet if you asked any of them, the biggest challenge for them was picking the winner and who would be sent home!


Without further ado, let's see who our winner is....

Congratulations Dina, you are the winner of the 2nd Fabricista Fashion Challenge! You will receive $25 a month for one year to spend on fabric. You will also have the opportunity to be an official Fabricista for the next 6 months blogging with us! You will also receive a Julie's Picks membership. 




Our second place winner is Nakisha and you will receive a…

Final Challenge: Inspired by Art - What They Made!

Well ladies, you're done! You've made it through 6 weeks of intensive sewing and a lot of hard work! The work you put into all of your garments really shows! Congrats to all three of you for making it this far!!
This week's challenge was to create a garment inspired by art. It could be an artwork, art movement, etc. Read details here. Everyone in this round wins something, but we have to come up with a Grand Prize winner! Here are the prizes:
- Grand Prize Winner will receive: $25 a month for one year to spend on fabric, plus be a Fabric Mart Fabricista for 6 months writing guest posts for the blog. (A $300 value with media exposure)
- Second place will receive: $100 gift certificate to spend at Fabric Mart, plus a Julie's Picks Membership to receive exclusive deals on select fabrics each month. 
- Third place will receive: $50 gift certificate to spend at Fabric Mart, plus a Julie's Picks Membership.
Guest Judges will be Angela Wolf and Sarah Bibb. Angela Wolf is known…

Winner of 5th Challenge & FINAL Challenge Announced: Inspired by Artwork

The winner of the 5th challenge is...

Nakisha from Sew Crafty Chemist
Congratulations Nakisha! You are moving into the final round! You are also the winner of a special fabric bundle including an Italian coating with a laminated surface (VERY couture!), a water repellent linen, a printed linen and a paisley striped cotton shirting. You will also receive Dana Marie Design's Contemporary Classic Jacket Pattern and an assortment of Gutermann Cotton Thread. 
Unfortunately, Ann from SewBaby will be leaving the challenge. Great job in making it this far! You (and all the other contestants that participated) are extremely talented sewers!!

Winner from the Flickr Page: Deb M. is the winner of two free patterns from the Fabric Mart Sewing Pattern Collection. This was a randomly selected drawing. Please email me 
(fabricmartblog{@}gmail.com) to claim your prize. 




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It's time to get out of you comfort zone! 

Throughout time, fashion and art…

5th Challenge: Mystery Fabric Bundle - What They Made!

This week's challenge is a day late, because I was out of town at a trade show all week and didn't have access to a computer! So this week viewers will have Thursday and Friday to judge for their favorite! The winner will be announced this Saturday! 
To recap, this week's challenge was to create a 2-piece garment out of a fabric bundle I provided them. This is also the second to last challenge before the BIG one, so the last three going into the next challenge will win something.

This week's judge is Marcy Tilton, a renowned pattern designer and world traveler! You can check out her website here.  
Let's see what the contestants made!


Ann from SewBaby



Getting a mystery bundle is lot like playing cards- a bit of a gamble, but lots of fun!  In my bundle for this challenge, I had one wild card- a beige wool gabardine. One of the other fabrics in my bundle was a floral satin that I knew would make a great lining, so I decided to try to dye the wool to pick up the blue in th…