Tessuti are running another sewing competition, the 2018 Skylines Sewing Competition!
They have chosen a classic plaid fabric – Skylines. Composition is 63% cotton, 16% linen, 20% viscose and 1% elastane. It’s a great fabric, with enough body to be perfect for dresses, pants or anything really!
The guidelines are, make whatever you want. You can sew an original design or use a pattern and the First Prize is AUD1000 cash and Second and Third places will respectively win a $500 and $250 Tessuti gift voucher.
My entry is made from a Vintage pattern I found stored in a wardrobe in my mums unused cow shed! It’s a 70’s pattern, Simplicity 6926 and I chose the version with the ruffled hem as I thought the plaid would look really pretty in a ruffle.
The pattern sizing is a little big for me so I took it in a little at the waist and bust but apart from that it was a great pattern to follow and I’m thrilled with the result! It’s something I will actually wear which is always a bonus…and I have worn it a few times already since making it so thats a good sign.
There are some fabulous entry’s in the competition so I don’t think I stand a chance but I’ve ended up with a dress I love so that’s a win for me.