Wednesday, November 5, 2014
My Inaugural Blog Post As A Fabric Mart Fabricista Blogger: The Simplicity 1775 Cape
So today is the official kickoff for me as a Fabric Mart Fabricista!
You can find my complete blog post about my cape with lots of pics and a review of the pattern I used right here.
Some folks may recall I was a participant in their first annual Fabricista Fashion Challenge in 2013. I have been a devout Fabric Mart shopper for a handful of years now-- I'd estimate that 2/3 of the fashion fabrics I sew with are from them. I've had an unofficial annual trip from Baltimore to shop in their brick and mortar store for the past couple years. I've had the fortune of meeting a bunch of the ladies there... and what a great group of folks they are, all so personable and quite knowledgeable! So it feels natural for me to be a contributor to their blog.
What is a Fabric Mart Fabricista?? Well, right now there are about four of us starting off who will be sewing and then blogging for FM on a regular basis as Fabricistas. Each month I will sew up a new project with fabrics from FM, photograph and blog about it all-- exactly what I do already for my bloggity blog here. I want to disclose that yes, I am provided with a monthly budget for each project. I propose a project (this month it's my freakin' awesome new cape) and select fabrics from their website. The world famous Julie at FM will approve the proposal and send off the materials to me at no no charge. You may be familiar with the wildly popular Mood Sewing Network-- I feel like this is similar to their sewing circle. My blog has not been about making crazy cash or selling you random products or slapping all sorts of ads on my sidebar--supporting a small independent business that I frequent is absolutely worth my while and is, like I said, a natural step for me. I am going to sew this stuff plus blog about it anyhow if I wasn't blogging for FM, you know!
Alright then. So if you wanna see my fly new cape I made for autumn, go on over to the Fabric Mart blog. And later this week on my own blog, I am going to post what I did with the weird shaped scrap I had leftover.