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swimsuit week winners

Hey guys! Just wanted to pop in quickly this morning. We’ve just gotten back from another quick cottage getaway, where we spent SO much time in the water, which I feel is totally appropriate as we’re wrapping up our swimsuit weeks.

I still actually need to share the swimsuits I’ve made with you guys, but I didn’t want to keep those of you that entered in our awesome giveaway waiting!

The prizes were in no particular order, so let’s recap and see who won each one!

First prize was a 30$ gift card for The Fabric Fairy and 1 swimsuit pattern from Simple Life Company. The Fabric Fairy has slowly become one of my go to’s for when it comes to purchasing swimwear fabric. They have great quality, huge selection of solids and prints (in both boardshort and nylon/spandex) that I’m always able to find what I’m looking for. And the Simple Life is a newer to me pattern shop, but I’ve really fallen hard for the designs they’ve created, especially in their swimsuit patterns. I want to say a huge congrats to the winner of this package, Melissa!!!

Our second prize was a 30$ gift card for Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 1 swimsuit pattern from Upcraft Club. Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about Raspberry Creek and Upcraft. These are two amazing women that have both created amazing shops. At Raspberry, you’ll be able to find one of a kind prints on swim and board that they print in house, and each summer they bring out great new designs with adorable coordinates. And at Upcraft, you’ll be able to browse through a curated list of pattern designers to find the swim pattern you’ll have been looking for, and maybe even a new to you designer! Huge congrats to the winner of this package, Judith!!

And last but not least, we have a 25$ gift card for Peekaboo Pattern Shop. Here, you’ll be able to find everything you need, since Peekaboo is not only a pattern shop that carries adorable styles of patterns for both boys and girls, but also carries a great selection of swim and boardshort fabric as well! I personally love that they have SPF 50 fabrics specifically too. You’ll be able to choose your pattern AND the fabric you’ll want to match it up with. Big congrats to the winner of this one, Lim Hwee Ke!!

All you lovely ladies will be getting an email from me shortly! So make sure to check your inboxes! And again, I want to say a HUGE thank you to our sponsors for these past two weeks full of swimsuits! I’ll be back to share what I’ve made throughout the weeks in a few days.

kid's clothes week // october 2014

the kcw participant winner!

There were almost 400 of you signed up for this season’s KCW. The project pool is overflowing with amazing handmade clothes and costumes. So really everyone who participated is a winner, right?!

kid's clothes week

But the person who actually won this season’s official participant giveaway is. . . . . Elise. Congratulations, Elise! You have won a beautiful children’s book and 4 yards of coordinating fabric!

kid's clothes week participant giveaway // oct 2014

the bookAdventures of Barefoot Critters ; the fabric: 1. ponte de roma knit in olive 2. organic knit in bugs gold 3. organic knit in nature hike 4. twill in deep sea 

Dorie and I choose and purchase the participant giveaway prizes ourselves. If you did not win, please consider consoling yourself with some lovely patterns or beautiful fabric from some of our KCW sponsors;)




the winner of the first ever participant giveaway!

We were just shy of 500 participants for KCW April 2014! Super amazing, right?! If you haven’t had time to go through the project pool properly–mark your favorites, cheer people on with a comment or two, and discover some awesome new sewers (and blogs!)–well then set aside some time to put your feet up and click, click, click. kcw giveaway winner

And now for the winner of the first ever, super fantastic, KCW participant giveaway….Raye Ann from California! Congratulations, Raye Ann! You will soon have a giant box overflowing with sewing goodness at your door.

Dorie and I chose all the prizes for this giveaway. None of them came from our official sponsors, but I wanted to give a little shout out to the fabric store we shopped at: Bonita Fabrics. It is an etsy store located in South Korea and stocked to the gills with amazing fabric. We chose this striped double knit, this double gauze, and this brushed knit. All the fabric was drop dead gorgeous: the knits were butter soft and the gauze so lovely and flow-y.  The brushed knit was shockingly thick and cozy. If you’ve only ever sewn with knits from a chain store before, then you will be blown away by these.

I’m sorry you didn’t win, but you can always console yourself with new fabric, right?