We’ve been voting, making up stories and deciding on a great name for Cake Patterns’ first covergirl. When I checked the poll before going to bed at 1am Friday morning (local), Penelope won! I always liked “Penelope” as a name, I love your backstories and the tale of Penelope wife of Odysseus. So “Penelope” as the first covergirl for Cake Patterns makes me quite happy! Penelope has a friend on the envelope, a girl with red hair I’ve named Esme. I’ll be revealing the final cover art featuring Esme and Penelope at the end of the week for the Tiramisu pattern pre-sale! Be sure to sign up for the email list so you don’t miss it, I don’t plan to make the pattern available for such a good price ever again.
I want to thank everyone again for your support, enthusiasm, naming ideas, stories and voting! I’m so thrilled we can play together creatively this way.
Choosing giveaway winners is always hard, especially when it’s a random one. I wish everyone could win. The random number generator chose Mari at Disparate Disciplines as the winner of the serrated scissors, 3m of jersey spotted fabric, and needles for her machine! I only recently discovered her blog, but I really love Mari’s posts and her humor. She knits, she sews, she’s funny and she made a 1912 corset cover work as a wrap top!
Wait! Don’t go away! You could still get some navy or red polka dot jersey! I get emails and comments asking me where I buy my fabric and bemoaning a lack of local fabric in Western Canada/Portugal/rural Nebraska, etc. This happens so frequently, I started to wonder if I could do anything about it. Accosting The Fabric Store and suggesting they create an online shop hasn’t worked yet, you all can go pester them and they might change their minds.
I know it’s impractical, but I really do wish everyone could win the giveaways. The other day, I went to a Spotlight in a neighboring suburb (Brown’s Plains) to pick up some more navy blue jersey. I decided I wanted some for myself, and my local had run out. I also wanted to see if they had something cool for another giveaway. Spotlight generally carries crap of varying degrees of crapulence, but I consistently go back because there’s *always* good stuff for those who will excavate for it.
This time I “excavated” 10m of navy blue jersey fabric with white spots! It’s 100% cotton, washes very well, and the selvedges are cut along the straight of grain. Hooray! I bought 10m of blue and 10m of red because it was on sale, down from $12.95/m. I don’t need 20m of polka dot jersey (though I’m positive I’d use it given enough time!).
I bought it for you all! I put the fabrics up for sale in my etsy store and marked the price $9/m. I have long been tempted to try offering some of my local-fabric-store goodies for sale but never got around to it. This time, the perfect fabric dropped in my lap at a good price so I thought I’d make it available.
I tried finding a similar jersey available in an online store but couldn’t locate any in cotton. Did I miss something? I also included the envelope back for the Tiramisu dress in the fabric listings, so go check it out!
Next time: little shorts and quantifying sewing value.
Then later: underwear again!
And still later: Conversant in Color- Contrasting and Blending