Thursday, August 22, 2013 Natural Fibers Contest

If you enjoy fashion sewing, checkout  Deepika started sewing in 2001 and founded the same year.  Her big "why" in creating was just as the name suggests . . .  to review patterns on-line - to help remove some of the mystery around garment patterns - and has since grown to include reviews of notions, stores, sewing machines and so much more. also has contests throughout the year. 

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This spring sponsored the Natural Fibers Contest.  And the winners are...
First Place Winner .  . .

First Prize

Anne K. . . . . Anne created this comfortable StyleArc Stella Coat of Italian double faced cotton twill from Mood Fabrics  She especially loves the mandarin collar and the lack of closures on this wrap coat.  She stitched the body of the coat on a Seiko STH-8BLD-3 with a SCHMETZ DPx17-100/16.  For the lining she used a Janome 6500P with a SCHMETZ Universal 70/10.  Anne is a frequent contestant in contests.

 Second place . . .

Katrina B. wins with this delightful vintage inspired medium weight silk charmeuse dress.  She combined two Burda Style patterns for just the "right" look.  This was Katrina's first win with  Katrina sews exclusively with SCHMETZ! On this project she used a SCHMETZ Microtex size 60. Katrina says, "SCHMETZ Microtex is invaluable for silk!"  Check out her blog post for more details on this demur dress.

There were 86 entries in the Natural Fibers Contest.  Competition was tight!  Congratulations to both ladies!

It is not too late to enter the current PatternReview Sewing For Children Contest also sponsored by  Entries are due August 31st.  I can hardly wait to see all the adorable outfits!

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