Congratulations lived4th1..!!!! Please send me an email via the mailbox link under my profile picture so that Jennelle and I can forward you the link for your new book. It's so exciting to be able to give away to a lucky winner a free copy of the book, "The Upcycled T-shirt Book, by Jenelle Montilone. Thank you all for participating in this giveaway, and taking time to consider the impact you could make from your sewing room.
As you can see, it was really a very scientific process. Writing each name was fun because now I'm really beginning to recognize who all you wonderful folks are. I think you all are winners in this case because you already sew for yourselves. But as time goes on, having a better idea and knowing the small things we can do to save on fabric makes our craft that much more appealing. Your creativity for the reuse or up-cycle of old clothes is limitless.
About a month ago I agreed to be added to a pool of folks for a fabric swap and be randomly paired with a swap partner. We were required to exchange any piece of fabric from our stash. We were to sew it up in any way we felt best represents us and our esthetic. This group thing is bringing forth some serious sewing mojo out of me. Because, I need, absolutely need, human interaction, not just online contact. Combined with Periscope, this group provides the interaction of an IRL sewing group. Okay, I think I have done my fabric justice, as well as made my swap partner proud. I present to you #thegreatfabricswapsmt finished garment.
Wrangling in this child for this photoshoot/pattern review, was not as easy as I thought. Since I was sewing a dress for her, I thought she would show up ready and willing to fit and take pictures whenever I wanted. OOOOOhhh....but no!! Going "live" on the internet for review and scrutinizing of her clothes isn't something your average person wants. Everything has to be perfect, her hair, face, nails, mood, weight, and everything else you can think of when presented with the idea of being put on a quasi-chopping block. This model-child doesn't have a problem walking a runway for designers. Neither does she have a problem with self-esteem. However, presented with a "sewing" blog and still shots that are there to be reviewed and analyzed is a game changer for sure. I present to you my review of the Bootstrap Fashions Jersey Dress for Jennifer.....please be considerate and remember this is a HUMAN Child you are dealing with!!!