23 Jan Sweaters, Sewing Rooms, Tunics and a Craftsy Giveaway!
This post is all over the place, but that’s how life has been lately…..
THE 2018 READY TO WEAR FAST
At last I believe the 2018 RTW Fasters are settled, capping off at 1,067! The deadline was extended by four days and I’m sorry I could not accommodate those who responded after January 4th. I hope you will follow along, be inspired and sew like crazy through the year!
As of now, 790 Fasters have joined the Facebook page and activity is high hitting 80,00 posts, comments and reactions during these first three weeks! If you are a Faster and are not on the Facebook page but would like to be, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Do not leave a comment here about it.)
Most recently, Fasters began sharing photos of their sewing rooms and spaces. I very much enjoy seeing ‘real’ spaces beyond the professionally staged photos I often see on Pinterest etc.. From nooks in tiny NYC apartments to dedicated sewing rooms, they are producing some phenomenal results.
Their photos inspired me into organizing my room which hasn’t changed much over the years – just more stuff 😉
I’ve lost counter space to my fabulous new machines and do hope my next sewing room improvement, whenever that is, will make room for a real cutting table.
One lucky Faster shared photographs of the Sewing Studio behind her house. Originally built as a sewing studio, she had the luxury to customize a space which accommodated all sewing needs including fabulous natural lighting!
I have been sewing like crazy, and for the first time in over six years, taking photos has been an extreme challenge due to weather and a traveling photographer (aka my hubby).
In preparation for one of the It’s Sew Easy episodes next month, I made the embroidered tunic below.
I simply love it and will be demonstrating how to take an embroidered neckline from this
to this, all ready to assemble!
I’ve also just finished the Blackwood Cardigan by Helen’s Closet and have another one cut out. Below is a glimpse of the work in progress, but I look forward to sharing the completed sweater with you soon.
…….. and now it’s time for a giveaway!
I think of Craftsy as one of the factors that has changed the face of sewing. I bought my first Craftsy class during the first RTW Fast in 2012, and I was hooked. Soon after I finished a basic skirt class, I bought Susan Khalje’s Online Couture Dress Class, and learned the real way to make a dress. That class forever changed my sewing.
As of now, Craftsy offers nearly 200 sewing classes on its website! In support of the 2018 Ready to Wear Fasters, Craftsy is giving away a class of your choice to one lucky 2018 Faster 😊
CONGRATULATIONS to Faster #165…..
Please contact email@example.com by Thursday, January 25 to claim your prize or a new winner will be selected.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
“Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” —Diane von Furstenberg