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Winner of Week 2 & Week 3 Challenge: Day to Night Look

Wow this week was a TOUGH one! The judges votes were so close and so were the reader votes! Everyone did a great job transforming this dress. Let's see who the winner is....

And the winner of the One Pattern, Many Looks challenge is....


Danesha from Classyfied Life!!



Congratulations Danesha! You have moved on to the next round and are the winner of a $25 gift certificate to PatternReview.com and an interfacing package from Palmer/Pletsch!

Unfortunately Bianca has not moved on to the next challenge. We're sorry to see you go! 

Reader Participation:
We had 4 people participate in this round of reader participation. They were asked to pattern hack their favorite t-shirt pattern. Winner is chosen at random and this week wins a $25 gift certificate to Pattern Review!


Winner of this week: @marci_girl via Instagram

Other entries:


Left: @garichild via Instagram, Right: @sewbest via Instagram

Pat G. via Facebook

Great job to everyone that submitted entries!




Week 3: Day to Night Look

A day to night look -- everyone needs at least one in their wardrobe. Some may need a day to night look to go from work to happy hour. Some may need it for when traveling lightly -- a casual look during the day and an addition of another garment for the evening. 

In this week's challenge, you need to create two garments that go with one garment from your closet. Together, all three need to make up a day look and a night look. Remember, you are only making two garments!  The two items you make can be for day or night. The item you choose from your closet can be either for day or night. Whatever you choose, just be sure to show us how you use them for a day to night look. All the items you choose need to be garments, NOT accessories -- shoes, handbags, belts, etc.  

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

Creativity - Did you come up with two garments that thoughtfully go together with one garment from your closet? 

Fit – Does the garment proportionately fit you? Not too short, not too long, not too tight? If there's something about the fit that you think we would challenge, please tell us why you chose to do what you did.

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

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. 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 guest judges are Pamela Leggett of Pamela's Patterns and Elizabeth Farr from Elizabeth Made This.


Pamela Leggett has been teaching sewing since 1981. Specializing in pattern fitting, fine garment sewing skills, knits and serging she has developed a fun and informative teaching style that is available in her patterns and instructional DVD's.

One of Pamela's passions is creating garments that flatter and fit the wearer. Her desire to teach others to achieve the perfect fit led her to the Palmer/Pletsch pattern fitting method, which she has used to help hundreds of women successfully achieve good fit and a renewed love of garment sewing. It is with this knowledge that she created Pamela's Patterns, which have many fitting solutions and adjustments built in the patterns.

Pamela's Patterns have been reviewed and featured in magazines and on-line review sites. Pamela is a contributing writer, book author and DVD personality for Threads Magazine, an instructor for Craftsy online classes, director of the Palmer/Pletsch Philadelphia and Connecticut Sewing Workshops and a national sewing/serging educator. She has also appeared on PBS’s Sewing With Nancy and Canada’s The Shopping Channel.

Pamela lives in Connecticut and has a teaching studio, Pamela’s Patterns Fashion Sewing & Fitting Studio, in Vernon, Connecticut.

Elizabeth Farr of Elizabeth Made This started hand sewing as a young child and garment sewing seriously for the last 10 years. Whether she's pattern hacking, dyeing fabric, embroidering, creating textiles, or stitching up garments from recycled goods, Elizabeth is always thinking beyond the pattern envelope. She has written for Seamwork, Altered Couture, and she was a contestant in last year's Fabric Mart Fabricista Challenge. You can catch her on her blog, on Instagram @elizabethmadethis or on YouTube.



All photos, text, etc. are due on Tuesday, September 19th. The finished projects will be revealed for reader voting Sept 20-21 and the winner will be announced on Friday, September 22nd.

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


Winner of this challenge will receive a Pamela's Patterns prize pack and their choice of 2 pre-cut fabric pieces and a pre-cut fabric kit from Fabric Mart's recent pre-cut fabric buyout.


You are getting off easy this week. All you have to do is share your handmade day to night look with us! No need to sew anything new for the challenge unless you want to. You can share garments that have been previously made. How easy is that!?

Post a photo of your day to night look on Facebook or Instagram using #Fabricista5 by Sept 22 at 7:30am ET and one winner will be picked at random to receive a Pamela's Patterns prize pack.



Ready? Set, Go!

Thank you to Pamela Leggett and Elizabeth Farr for judging this week. Thank you to Pamela's Patterns for donating one of this week's prizes. 


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