Skip to main content

Winner of Sewing Tutorial Challenge + Fashion Challenge Last Round: 3 Piece Wardrobe Challenge

Congratulations to Elizabeth for winning the Sewing Tutorial Challenge! 


Unfortunately Dawn did not make it on to the next challenge. 

No one participated in the #fabricistafashionchallengereader Reader Challenge, so no prizes will be awarded!



____________________________________________


FINAL CHALLENGE - 3 PIECE WARDROBE 

We're in the home stretch! This is the last challenge, can you believe it? All the ladies in this challenge have done an amazing job and I can't wait to see who the winner is. The last three contestants are guaranteed to win something, it's just a matter who will win the grand prize!



This week's challenge is the 3 Piece Wardrobe Challenge. Find a garment (handmade or ready-to-wear) that you hardly wear because you don't have anything to go with it. Create two other garments that would go well with it in hopes that you will then wear the hardly worn piece. The two items must be different items such as a skirt and blazer. Do not make two skirts or two pairs of pants. These two items do not have to match or be worn together. 

This is the time to really put yourself out there. Think outside of the box and think about how you can really make the hardly worn garment a show piece in your wardrobe. 


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

Execution and Creativity - Did you come up with two different pieces that go well with the hardly worn garment? Do they complement this garment and most of all, does it make you want to wear it now?

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

Fit – Do the clothes fit you proportionately? Are the flattering? They are not too tight? We have two professional fit experts judging this week. They will be looking closely!

Presentation - 
Make yourself look presentable. Select a backdrop that does not compete with you and your garments. Submit a photo of the hardly worn garment (before photo), and photos of the other two pieces with the hardly worn garment. Submit front, back and side views of the new garments too. 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 the photos may be used in the blog post, but for judges reference. 



 

This week's judges are Melissa Watson from Palmer/Pletsch and Sharon Blair from Portland Sewing. 

Melissa Watson specializes in designing modern casual, curated patterns with a great fit! With sewing and designing in her blood—her mother is renowned fit expert Pati Palmer—Melissa, originally from Portland, OR, obtained her design degree from Parsons and has spent her career in NY designing, sewing and teaching the next generation of fashion sewists. All of her patterns provide additional fitting tips using the Easy Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting method. For more fitting techniques from Melissa, that work with any pattern in your stash, check out her latest videos here

Sharon Blair - A fashion entrepreneur, designer and writer, Sharon Blair studied couture sewing in Paris. Sharon also has a bachelors and a masters and advanced studies in
apparel. Sharon owns and directs Portland Sewing, a school that enables students to become industry-proficient in clothing design and construction. Her apparel life began more than 20 years ago as a custom clothing business. That company now offers two lines of clothing: StudioSKB and SKPDXSharon has written for and her work has been featured in national and local publications. She is on the board and a judge for several Portland fashion
events. She speaks frequently at seminars and at trade and civic events and contracts with several clothing manufacturers.

Due Date: You have 12 days to work on this challenge. Photos and project information is due on Tuesday, October 13. The finished projects will be revealed for reader voting October 14-15 and the winner will be announced on Friday, October 16. 

Attention readers! Don't forget to vote for your favorite! A link for voting will be provided on reveal day.

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.) You will also receive a Julie's Picks Membership and a ponte knit bundle. 

Second place will receive: $100 gift certificate to spend at Fabric Mart, plus a Julie's Picks Membership.

Third place will receive: $50 gift certificate to spend at Fabric Mart, plus a Julie's Picks Membership.


Reader Participation! Sew along with the challenges! Use #fabricistafashionchallengereader to share a photo of your finished projects on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can also email me a photo of your finished projects - fabricmartblog@gmail.com. Submissions are due by Oct 15 at 11:59pm. We will choose one winner at random to win a prize. This week's prize is a notion prize pack. 



Ready? Set, Go!

Comments

  1. OH how fun! I will definitely be sewing along with this one!!!

    So sorry to see Dawn go and a big congratulations to Elizabeth!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh Hooray!!! I am so excited to have won!! Thank you so much!! Just thrilled! Now time to get busy!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. How fun! What a great challenge this has been so far and congrats to all the contestants!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment! All comments are reviewed before posting to help us eliminate spam. Your comment will be posted within 24 hours.

Popular Posts You Might Like

Made by a Fabricista: Bold Beautiful Crepe Spring Look

Hello Gems! I'm so excited it’s finally Spring time! I've been inspired by color lately. It could be the beautiful flowers in bloom or the bright sunny days we’ve been having! Whatever it is, it has illuminated my creative senses and I’ve been feeling so inspired. So I just have to share with you my most recent make as a Fabricista with Fabric Mart using this bold red-orange and purple Crepe de Chine.  The fabric is a very fluid and drapey crepe fabric.  I’ve also noticed wide leg pants hitting the scene for Spring and I thought this crepe would make a great pair of wide leg pants. It’s a medium weight, opaque and falls so nicely against the skin.  The print is a leopard print with a pin stripe detail. In this red-orange and purple color combo this is a very bold and playful print but can still make for a sophisticated look so I wanted to give you a little bit of both of those aspects in the actual look. I'm not much for a jumpsuit but I love the fact that this two piece al

Made by a Fabricista: My first Summer dress for 2021, Axis Dress

Happy Friday, everyone! I am super excited to share about my Axis Dress by Papercut Patterns today. This dress was love at first sight! For me, longer skirt lengths of dresses and skirts are challenging since I am petite (5’ 1”), but this dress was so pretty that I had to make it. Now, let's talk about the fabric. I have been eyeing this Chambray Linen fabric for a while. Just seeing from a picture of it on their website, I knew that it is a high-quality fabric! I think they do a great job showcasing their fabric by putting multiple views. I think that is one of the reasons why I keep clicking “Add to cart” almost every time I go to their website, lol.  I debated between the grape and this orchid pink , but I am very happy that I chose orchid pink. Pink is one of my favorite colors, and I love that this fabric has white in it. I think it gives depth to the fabric.  There are many colors available. You can find them from here . I may have to get different colors while they are sti

Made by a Fabricista: The Perfect Vacation Dress

You ever make one of those dresses you can’t wait to wear? Well this is the one. I’m prepping for an upcoming very overdue vacation and I wanted to make clothes that were cute, comfortable and functional.  This dress hit every mark for me and it’s all thanks to this stretch satin twill !   There aren’t enough words to describe this fabric and how much I love it.  When shopping for fabric online you have to look at composition and hope it’s true to form.  I have yet to be disappointed! This fabric has a bit of stretch which wasn’t needed for this dress but just made it even more comfortable.  It sews beautifully and moves with a bounce that’s perfect for this style. I made this dress using Vogue V1558 with lots of pattern alterations.   -Removed the seam from the front bodice by folding the bodice front pattern under 1.5” where the seam should be.  -Faced the neck back -Changed the style of the pleats -Added a back zipper -Added 10.5” to the width of the sleeve and remove 7” from the le