Michelle sent me a note late last month asking if I would participate in her Spring Canvas Blog Tour. Her request was simple, take a piece of fabric from her online store's new spring line and create a garment of my choosing and then blog about it. I could even pick my date during the blog tour. Since I was in the middle of little girl/big girl sewing for the fashion show, I took the latest date I could get which is this Thursday, March 31st.
So a couple of things, like why would I agree to participate in this blog tour since blog tours have a so-so rap in the sewing community.
Honestly, it's because Michelle runs an online fabric store, Stylemaker Fabrics, and I truly believe that we as sewists need to support this industry! Also, it was a one-time gig and I'm just not up for monthly sewing for anyone anymore. Not that I'm putting it down because I have some sewing sistahs that are knocking it out of the park sewing for other online fabric stores, I just know it's something I don't want to commit my sewing time too.
First here are the other sewing bloggers/designers that have participated in the tour.
If you haven't had the opportunity to read their blog posts or see their garments on Instagram (#springcanvas) @stylemakerfabrics, you can catch up here:
3/21 - 3/22 - 3/23 - 3/24 - 3/25 - 3/26 - 3/27 - 3/28 - 3/29 - 3/30 - me on 3/31 and Lauren on 4/1
I'm thrilled to be participating in this tour...cause you know fabric is sooooooo my thing! And I have to admit that I had a tough time choosing a piece because the offerings were so amazing. I went with this navy and silver jacquard:
So come back on Thursday and see what I made with this amazing piece of fabric!
...as always more later!