Yeah! I can't believe I made it to Round 5 of the Sew Mama Sew, Super Online Sewing Match! All of these women are amazing seamstresses! Their sewing technique is impeccable. I enjoy looking at all of the entries to see how they made their garments and totes. I am learning new techniques with each new challenge in the competition. It has been a wonderful experience and now we are here at the last Round.The above picture shows what I have made for the past 4 Rounds; the Sutton Blouse by Kelli at True Bias, the Marianne Dress by Christine Haynes, the Caravan Tote by Anna Graham from Noodlehead and the Carolyn Pajamas by Heather Lou at Closet Case Files. I have never indulged myself in so much selfish sewing. It has been fantastic spending so much time making myself beautiful garments and the tote is my current favorite.
The pattern we have been asked to sew is the Cascade Duffle Coat by Grainline Studio. I am looking forward to sewing up this coat!! I have made a special Pinterest Board just to collect my ideas. Fabric Depot has sponsored the fabric for this round and we received $100 to spend on fabric. Fabric Depot is amazing! I had a personal shopper, Teresa Coates, yesterday helping me look around the store. She would text me pictures of fabric, just so I could see what was available in the store. I am in North Carolina and Fabric Depot is located in Portland, OR, 2,884 miles away. I was able to shop around and feel like I was in the store with Teresa. They have so many wool fabrics to choose from!!!
Well, as a wait for my fabric to arrive, I will print and cut out the templates. I might even have enough time to make a muslin.