Tuesday, September 02, 2014


The "Tribute"  theme for August has come to a close on the Sewcialists blog. If you've visited many blogs lately, there has been a mention of the Tribute series. For July it was to make a garment inspired by my good friend, Oonaballoona and there were some amazing garments made and prizes awarded. 

For August the theme was for sewists to make a garment like someone who inspires you. To my great surprise and even greater honor, two bloggers chose my TNT dresses as their inspiration...

First Marrie from Purls and Pleats...

Okay if this doesn't look like one of my dresses, I don't know what does. She even wore it with a cardigan!  Marrie, I love this and hope that you get a lot of wear out of it. Also, that McCalls pattern you're using is very versatile and I'm sure will make you so many more wonderful dresses in the future.

And then Cari from Cari Homemaker...

Cari made a dress using Vogue 8972 and a ponte fabric.  Cari hit two recent trends, black 'n white and lace.  Isn't her version fantastic!  And the shoes, people, the shoes are to die for! What a wonderful outfit!

Stop the presses ~
I've just been notified in the comments that there is another tribute.  This one from Blue Sunday!

What's so awesome about this tribute is that Nisha is admiring my love of fabric In particular, she used a piece based upon my adoration of border prints.  Didn't Nisha do a great job of using the border print in an inventive way?  To be honest, I've never read Nisha's blog, but I'm rectifying that now by adding her to my blogroll & bloglovin'. 

As the saying goes, "Imitation is the Greatest Form of Flattery", and you ladies have more than flattered me.  You've honored me that you want to emulate my style aesthetic and my love of fabric!  Thanks so much all of your garments are absolutely awesome!!!

...as always more later!


  1. You inspire countless sewers, Carolyn. This is very cool!

  2. Two lovely dresses! What a wonderful well deserved tribute!

  3. I am not at all surprised you were the tribute. You are such an inspiration. If I had got my act together you were my plan too

  4. Ditto to all of the above. You always make beautiful dresses. These tribute ones re beautiful too. Xx

  5. I am sure there are lots more who think of you when making beautiful dresses! Congratulations - you deserve the honour :)

  6. Sweet! Love both of them! And again, totally not surprising. You inspire many of us

  7. I love them both. You know you amaze me with your creativity!

  8. and here's another, my inspiring friend:


  9. Woo-Hoo! You do challenge and inspire many sewists, including me!

  10. These are totally awesome!! Love them both! Thank you Carolyn for being such an inspiration to us all!!

    1. I'm in awe...I've added you to the post...where you should be with the other ladies!

  11. How awesome! They both did a great job capturing the essence of you!

  12. Thank YOU for the inspiration Carolyn! Someday I hope to have a sewing studio full of TNT patterns. :)

  13. That is so cool. Yes, you are an inspiration. I'm working on a series of knit dresses which are inspired by you.

  14. Loving the Carolyn loving!


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