Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Love it or Leave it: The High Low

 
Ahhhh...the High Low (or the Hi Low....heaven knows I've seen it spelled both ways)....
 
It's been everywhere.  On shirts, skirts, and dresses...and it just keeps coming....we are only a millisecond away from a new wave of mullet love...but what do you really think?
 
Is it fashion gold?  Or the kind of garments that embarrassing fashion folklore is made of?
Monday, September 8, 2014

Quote of the Week: Trendy and Trashy

 
Just ran across the quote and I'm loving it.
(But I'm not sure everyone else is....and that's ok.)
Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Trends 2014: The A Line

 
A look that we have been seeing everywhere for this fall is the A Line.
 
A Line dresses and skirts have been around forever but this season they seem to be coming in with a vengeance.  Especially with all the 60's mod inspired looks that are taking over the fashion world.
 
What do you think...are you welcoming or dreading this new trend?
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Love it or Leave it: Animal Print

 
ANIMAL PRINTS
It seems like this trend is sticking around for at least one more season.
And they are everywhere...on dresses, shoes, and handbags!
 
So what do you think? 
Do you love them?  Is leopard print the new black?
Or...
Do you think animal prints should be returned to Mother Natures closet?
Monday, September 1, 2014

Quote of the Week: Because you are "The Special"

 
 
Because you ladies are the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary people in the universe...we are dying to see what you are going to make during this next season of Project Sewn.
 
(We are so excited to get started....so excited....)
Monday, August 25, 2014

Project Sewn Season 5 is Coming......

Project Sewn Season 5 is coming.....soon, very soon!
In fact, the fun will begin all over again in October.
 
Details....schedule....themes...and more will be coming soon.
(VERY SOON!)
 
Until then....any guesses on who will be sewing along with us for Season 5?
Anyone you would really like to see show their stuff????
 
We have some ideas.......
:)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Skirting the Issue Final Numbers, Winners from the Drawing, and Sincere Thanks!

As I write this I am sitting here curled up on my couch in my ratty old pajamas and eating Riesens (love these things). It's after midnight so everyone is asleep and the house is quiet which means I have some time to all to myself to think. So before we get to the winners from the drawing you are going to have to indulge me for a minute.
 
Almost 5 years ago when Elizabeth and I started this blog we didn't know all the places it would take us, all the fun we would have, how much work it would be, and how much we would love every minute of the journey.
 
These past few weeks as I've read your emails and opened your packages I've felt so blessed. I've been surprised at how much I feel like I know you ladies even though most of us have never met. As I handled many of the items you made each skirt told me a little something about you....from the pattern and fabric choices to the construction...each piece captured a little portion of the maker and it was a sweet experience to be able to sort through them.
 
So many of you ladies have touched our lives and we feel like you are our dear friends...we talk about you like you are here with us...what you write in comments or in emails...we think about you and we appreciate you. And we want you to know that we are so thankful for all of your love and support...you truly enrich our loves and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
 
Again this year we feel like Skirting the Issue was a terrific success. Every year we hope to have 100 skirts donated for foster care girls and every year we have been able to exceed this goal. This year was no exception.
 
This year, after counting all the skirts that have been made and donated...our grand total is:
664 skirts
That is a lot of skirts!
 
So many in fact that we are going to split up all the ones that we received and share the wealth by giving them to several different foster care closets. And that my friends, is awesome...
Now...on to the drawing....for every skirt that was made a ticket with the makers name (or number if you were in the linky party) was put into a giant tin and yesterday Elizabeth and I drove down to one of our favorite stores (Hey Hey Provo Cotton Shop!!!!) and had the fabulous ladies there draw all the names for the prizes.
 
Rochelle called the prize and then Teresa drew out a name and then I wrote down who won what and all the while Elizabeth snapped photographs. (It was fun...next time I think we should video it...we were all nervous and excited as every prize and name was called...)
Skirting the Issue Drawing Names
 
So without further ado here are the winners of our drawing:
The winner of the Babylock Elizabeth Sewing Machine is.......
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Moana Burns!
Congratulations Moana! I use this machine almost everyday and I LOVE it...and not just because of it's name! (Although "The Elizabeth" is a FANTASTIC name :) )
You are going to love this machine!!!
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Babylock was also generous enough to send us to send us 2 boxes of delicious MadeiraThread to give away to 2 of you as well!
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And the winner of the boxes of thread are:
The ladies from Skirt Fixation
and
SJH Original
Congratulations ladies!!!
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The Fat Quarter Shop (who we LOVE) supplied us with two $50 gift certificates to their fantastic online shop and the winners of those certificates are:
Julie Summers
and
LaVee Kawakami
Congratulations ladies!!!
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Next up is a gift from another long time friend that has been with us for years. Riley Blake Designs: Riley Blake Seaside Fat Quarter Bundle
And again this year they are giving away 2 of there adorable fat quarter bundles.
The winners of these bundles are:
Jeanette Parker
and
Jennifer Nagel
Congratulations!
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The Ribbon Retreat is one of our favorite companies in the entire world to work with....and they are giving away two $35 gift certificates to their online store.
And the winners of these two certificates are:
Elaine Roundy
and
Karla Hundley
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And last but certainly not least we have a $50 Sewing Box from Pick Your Plum
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And the winner of this prize is:
Welcome to Emmaville
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Then finally Elizabeth and I wanted to add to what the sponsors had given so we have put together a little surprise package just from us and the winner of that package is:
Terra from Mama Says Sew
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We appreciate all of these sponsors who have all been so generous. Each one of them have been outstanding to work with (year after year) and we are so lucky to be able to have their support. They really are terrific companies.
 
With that said....I think that officially wraps up another year of Skirting the Issue...
Thank you again...how glad we are that we have been able to cross paths with all of you kindred sewing sprits through this little speck in cyber space....keep coming around...we enjoy your company.
-liZ