If you haven’t heard already, I’m a competitor for the Fabric Mart Fabricista Fashion Challenge!
The contestants in the Fabricista Fashion Challenge have been announced! The first challenge goes live on Friday, stay tuned! While you’re at it, congratulate these amazing seamstresses in making it into the challenge! #Fabricista #fabricmart #fabricistafabricmart #sewing #challenge #fashionchallenge
I’m so honored to be sewing with such a talented crew of ladies, and I love Fabric Mart! Every piece of fabric I’ve ever ordered from them was 1st rate quality, lovely to work with, and a great price. Some of the things I’ve sewn up from their fabric are in the pantheon of my favorite garments such as:
and these Jalie 3022 yoga pants from peach ponte (in my favorite rayon/poly/lycra combo).
So without further ado, here’s this week’s challenge:
This week’s challenge is called, “Same Fabric, Different Look.”
|This fabric is a polyester/lycra blend sweater knit. It is a large geometric print, printed on a heathered gray sweater knit fabric. It is 58/60″ wide. Perfect deep colors and weight for fall! I’ll add to the description that this fabric has a beautiful weight to it with good recovery and drape. It’s a little bouncy in that swirly flowing kind of way.|
Each contestant received 3 yards of the same sweater knit print. Use this fabric to create any garment for yourself, that is flattering, fun and perfect for fall. I get a lot of requests from customers asking how to use sweater knits and this is your chance to show them what to do! Along with making the garment, give the readers at least 3 tips on working/sewing with sweater knits. The tips can be very simple (good for beginners) and/or more complex for more advanced sewers. You could end up saying similar things, but I’m sure you will each have unique insight into sewing with sweater knits, whether you come up with them during the sewing process or through research you did online. If you find info online, please give credit to the place you found it. (Everyone deserves credit!)
Prizes: Winner of this challenge will receive 3 patterns of their choice from our hand-picked pattern collection of Independent Pattern Designers.
Readers can play along too with the challenge:
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.