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4th Challenge Winner + 5th Challenge Announced: Bundle Challenge

The winner of the 4th Challenge is...




Congratulations ! You have won a free mystery fabric bundle and a sewing room assortment package!

No one had to go home today because Beth from 110 Creations withdrew from the challenge. 

Winner from the Flickr Page: Michelle F. is the winner of a free pattern 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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5th Challenge: The Bundle Challenge

This week's challenge is one of my favorites from the 2013 Fashion Challenge -- The Mystery Bundle Challenge! Fabric Mart is known for offering mystery fabric bundles featuring beautiful silks and wools to casual knits and even linen.  You never know what you're going to get!

A few weeks ago, I sent each contestant a mystery bundle. (I have to be honest, I tried to put fabrics together that would make somewhat of an outfit!) Each bundle was different though, so no one will have the same fabric. They received a total of at least 5 different fabrics.



Using the fabric bundle you received, make a two-piece garment. You must use at least 4 of the fabrics from your bundle.You may use fabric from your stash, but the fabrics from the bundle must be used in a majority of your piece.


We will be judging on a 1-10 scale (10 being the highest) using the following criteria: 

Creativity - Did you thoughtfully think about and follow through with combining at least 4 fabrics into one outfit? 

Craftsmanship - Did you put a lot of care into the construction? Top-stitching straight, careful overall construction, etc. 

Fit - Do you the garments fit well? No unnecessary pulling in problem areas? Is it flattering to your figure? 

Presentation - While we totally understand not everyone has a professional camera and the perfect backdrop for photographing their creations, (Me included!!) you are in front of a world of other sewers! Make yourself look presentable. Submit a photo of the front, back and side view of the garment, as well as a "presentation photo" (this should be the best photo!) Detail photos are also requested so we can be better judges. So if you do some embellishing or a specific technique, zoom in and share with us! (Not all photos may be used in the final blog post, but shared with the judges.)

The Guest Judge will be Marcy Tilton, renowned pattern designer for Vogue Patterns.  
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Entries are due by Wednesday, October 8th by 5pm, with viewer judging on Thursday, October 9th and Friday, October 10th. The winner will be announced on Saturday, October 11th and a new challenge will begin!

PRIZES!!
The winner of this challenge will receive 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. 



Reader Participation! 
Since it is harder for reader participants to take the Bundle Challenge, I am challenging you to create a two-piece garment out of anything from your stash. Head on over to our Flickr page and upload your finished outfit. Wednesday, October 8th (made during the challenge please, no previously made items!) We will have a random drawing for the Flickr winner! They will win TWO free pattern of their choice from the Fabric Mart Pattern collection. (All prizes are sent to winner at the end of the challenge.)

Ready, set, go!!

Comments

  1. Hurray for Nakisha! She did a beautiful job! And what a great prize package next week. I wish was in this year's contest :)

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  2. Oh, I love the bundle challenge! Can't wait to see what they make!

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