Sewing For Fashion Designers

18 Mar Sewing For Fashion Designers

Congratulations to BARBORA SISKOVA, the winner of Sewing for Fashion Designers by Anette Fischer! Please contact me at by Friday, March 20 or a new winner will be selected.


A huge thank you to Funkifabrics for naming Goodbye Valentino as one of the top 100 Best Sewing Blogs in the world 🙂 For those of you unfamiliar with Funkifabrics, it is a British company and premier supplier of printed fabrics and foil decorated stretch fabrics. You can check it out here.

The photo below links to the post of bloggers also included. Best of all Funkifabrics provides convenient links to all 100 blogs for an incomparable blogging journey!

Top 100 BloggersI appreciate Funkifabrics’  huge effort almost as much as the lovely honor, for I am discovering several new sites. Sit back, enjoy the ride and I hope to be back in a day or two with a new stain free top!

Until soon 🙂

  • Cissie Wellons
    Posted at 18:42h, 18 March Reply

    Congratulations, Sarah! This validation of your talents would not be more deserved! So happy that “I knew you when” . . .
    Good luck with the stain. Ugh!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:22h, 18 March Reply

      LOL! Thank you, Cissie 🙂

  • Aracellis Lopez
    Posted at 18:56h, 18 March Reply

    How wonderful congratulation Sarah. You deserve the spot light. I am new to your site, but I just love your blog. You really inspire all of us. Congrats to the winner too, enjoy the book best wishes. 🙂


    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:23h, 18 March Reply

      Many thanks, Aracellis for this nice comment 🙂

  • maddie
    Posted at 18:57h, 18 March Reply

    Congratulations on making Funk Fabrics list, although I’m not surprised!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:23h, 18 March Reply

      You too, Maddie 🙂

  • Rita Hollaay
    Posted at 19:17h, 18 March Reply

    Dearest Sarah, You must know that when you reveal your troubles when sewing that you endear yourself to your followers even more. Soo sorry about the blue stain. Thought that sort of thing only happened to me. Don’t fail to let us know the outcome.

  • Miss J
    Posted at 19:41h, 18 March Reply

    The Funkifabrics 100 Best Sewing Bloggers is basically a whos who of popular sewing bloggers right now.
    Congrats on making that list, your blog is consistently good.
    I’d love to see what you make using Funkifabrics!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:06h, 19 March Reply

      Thank you, Miss J! I’ll look forward to trying some Funkifabric soon!

  • Lorrie
    Posted at 20:21h, 18 March Reply

    Congrats to the winner of the book and to you for being included in the Funkifabrics list.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:06h, 19 March Reply

      Many thanks, Lorrie!

  • chris Johnson
    Posted at 01:11h, 19 March Reply

    Sarah, I am thrilled for you to be recognized for all your hard work and the contributions you make to the sewing community, as well as to growing it! Thank you!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:06h, 19 March Reply

      Many thanks, Chris 🙂

  • Barbora Siskova
    Posted at 03:43h, 19 March Reply

    I am so thrilled!! I can´t believe I won. I already contacted you with my email. Thank you very much. And congratulations for making the list.

  • Suzie Simpson
    Posted at 09:50h, 19 March Reply

    Congrats! Job well done. I love your websits and I truly learn a lot. Keep up the good work!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:07h, 19 March Reply

      Thank you, Suzie! I’ll keep at it 🙂

  • Julie Starr
    Posted at 09:53h, 19 March Reply

    Goodbye Valentino not only was named to the top 100 list, it’s #14! Congratulations on a well deserved accolade, Sarah.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:07h, 19 March Reply

      I was very flattered by the high placement, Julie 🙂 Many thanks for the comment!

  • Gayle
    Posted at 11:44h, 19 March Reply

    Sarah, congratulations on making the list. I looked up all of those listed before you and for my money, you are #1! Can’t wait to see your next project!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:08h, 19 March Reply

      Ahhh….. that’s so sweet! There are lots of good sewing blogs out there for sure 🙂

  • Mary Funt
    Posted at 19:58h, 19 March Reply

    Congratulations. Shows how popular your blog posts are. Good luck with the top. I’m hoping the mark will come out and you will show it.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:17h, 20 March Reply

      Thank you, Mary! Looks like I’m in a bracket group with members of your family 🙂

  • Julie
    Posted at 07:42h, 20 March Reply

    I used to really enjoy and relate to this blog. The lovely garments you sewed were the type of sewing I aspired to. Now your blog seems to be just advertisements. Disappointed but still interested in the RTW fasters.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:16h, 20 March Reply

      Dear Julie,
      I’m disappointed to read of your disappointment with Goodbye Valentino. Upon discovering that WordPress was selling advertising on my blog which I had no control over, I opted for a blog redesign with advertisements that would benefit my blog.
      Regarding my sewing – I’m taking a class now which will result in a muslin. I love to sew and have much to learn. I realized I was starting to repeat mistakes and knew it was time to gain knowledge rather than continue to sew garments that either weren’t quite right or garments I had struggled with. Hopefully I’ll be back to sewing in a steadier rate soon.
      Many thanks for your comment, I’m always interested in readers’ opinions and constructive criticism 😉

  • Alice Elliot
    Posted at 18:50h, 20 March Reply

    Funny, I never even notice the adverts! Congratulations on your win! Love the blog. Hope you get the stain out. I just finished a pink top of $1 fabric from the thrift store, only to find that it was too tight in the shoulders…a Burda pattern…well known to me for being especially broad in the shoulders. AARGGHH!!

  • Marysia Paling
    Posted at 12:00h, 21 March Reply

    First of all, I do so hope that you are feeling better Sarah?
    Congratulations on your latest win. I must check out the fabric company as I live in the U.K. and until your blog, had never heard of them……..mind you I do live in rural Lincolnshire these days, so a lot passes us by!!
    To try and help with the stain removal, what was it that stained your fabric Sarah? I am sure you have got it out by now, as I am rather late responding to this latest posting.

    Loved the beautiful hot pink on you by the way; another triumph.

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