Friday, September 9, 2016

Fabricista Fashion Challenge #1 has been announced!

Full details of the challenge and the voting criteria can be found on the Fabric Mart blog post.  But here's my quick and dirty summary:

Each of us was sent a 3 yard cut of a sweater knit and we've been asked to make any garment we want with it.  We also need to provide at least 3 tips for sewing with sweater knit in our write up.  

Here is the photo of the fabric as shown in the challenge anouncement.


But for some scale context, here is the fabric draped over my dress form.


The colors are lovely and a perfect fall palette.  But the scale of the print is what has been worrying me the most.  But I've been noodling and doodling about what I'm going to make since the fabric arrived and I have a plan of attack that I'm VERY excited about.  Of course, I'm not going to reveal anything just yet -- you'll just have to wait to see what I come up with when all the entries are posted on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and available for you to vote for your favorite!

But, in the mean time, don't forget that you can participate too!!  As stated in the challenge announcement


Reader Participation: 
This week's challenge is a tough one for you to sew along with since you do not have the fabric. But we aren't going to leave you in the dust! Your challenge is to make a garment from any sweater knit. Post a photo on Facebook or Instagram using #FabricistaFabricMart and 3 winners will be picked at random to receive their very own 3 yard piece of the gorgeous sweater knit the contestants used in the challenge.

I'm looking forward to seeing what the other ladies in the competition do with this fabric and I'm also very interested in what projects all the readers will post with their sweater knits!

Check back on Wednesday and I'll post all the details of my project and maybe even some of the sketches of my rejected ideas just for funsies.

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