05 Jan Meet the Fasters and Mood Fabrics Giveaway!
What a thrill it is to be in the company of over 1,000 women (and two men) fasting from the Ready to Wear scene during 2018. From young singles, moms-to-be, new moms, professionals, newly retired, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, to petite, plus size and somewhere in between, I am accompanied from women around the world representing every continent except Antartica.
With varying skills and styles, all of the Fasters have much to offer each other. Whether advising about technical and design issues, sharing great finds or simply conveying a fresh attitude towards creating a wardrobe, I predict a year filled with continuing inspiration.
Several of the Fasters have inspired me for years, and I’m honored to have them on board, but I am meeting hundreds in the group for the first time! I’m a huge believer in the more the merrier, and this lovely response is heartwarming. A huge W E L C O M E to all!
The RSVP was extended through January 1. For those of you who responded after January 1 and received the auto-response regarding that it was too late, I will work you in during the month but please be patient. No requests to participate received after January 4 will be considered.
OK – we worked with Google Sheets to create the database and it has been less than pleasant. Katie Burris and I worked under the assumption that the document could be downloaded as any number of formats but not so. I even called in my webmaster who could not convert or copy the image-heavy document successfully.
You’ll notice two 2018 RTW Fasters’ pages at the top of the blog. One is entitled The 2018 RTW Fasters. On this page the Google Sheets document is embedded in the page. It will take a moment to load, but it features working links and scrolls easily. If you use a computer for browsing, this page is for you. It’s takes my very new computer 45 seconds to load.
For iPad users please open the page entitled 2018 RTW Fasters for iPads and small devices. This page features a link that will take you to the document. Below the sponsors, I have also provided a list of the Fasters’ and blog names (no links).
Obviously I hope to get this situation resolved but for now here we are.
So let’s get started!
I think of Mood Fabrics as the king of fabric stores. Located in the heart of the NYC Garment District, this 3-story wonderland of fabrics is the Project Runway go-to store and offers every fabric you can possibly imagine.
(RTW Faster Mary Rames on her first shopping trip to Mood Fabrics last year.)
Were it not for Mood Fabrics I might not be sewing. In 2012 I was invited to be one of nine members of The Mood Sewing Network .
Each month we are given a limited gift certificate to choose whatever fabric we’d like. Our only responsibility is to publish a monthly post featuring the fabric we selected. As part of The Mood Sewing Network I’ve had the privilege to experiment with many fabrics I might not have purchased. This honor has expanded my knowledge of fabric as well as familiarized me with the online fabric purchase scene. I enjoy passing my experiences on to readers, and hope my participation has been helpful to you.
Please visit the store if you’re ever in NYC. The bustling atmosphere is filled with a contagious excitement, and with over 1,200 customers a day, you never know who you might see! Mood’s mascot, Swatch is happy to pose for photos too.
The Sauma family, owners of Mood Fabrics are pleased to support The 2018 Ready to Wear Fast by offering a $100 Gift Certificate for one lucky faster! Thank you, Mood 😊
…… and we’re off!
Best wishes to all for a wonderful weekend and thanks for your patience in getting this organized. After a two week break, I’m ready for a little sewing now………….
PS……… Just so you know, I am anticipating frustrations for some readers when opening the RTW Fasters’ pages. I am requesting that you do not leave comments about this since there is nothing I can do right now. Many thanks.