Friday, March 8, 2013

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner Not Provided

Well, it was difficult, but EmSewCrazy and I have selected the winner of the February Stashbusting Sewalong Challenge! Congratulations to Andrea of StitchParade, who made this gorgeous shirt for her very lucky husband!

Andrea, please contact me at cationdesignsblog [at] with your mailing address so we can send you a little something!

I really enjoyed going through all the links and checking out all the generous gifts you all have bestowed on your loved ones. As much as I like selfish sewing*, it's nice to share one's skills and stash with others, too! Here are some of my favorite projects and other top vote-getters from the link party, in no particular order:

Can I help it if I'm a sucker for dinosaurs and turquoise?  Long-sleeved shirt by The Brothers Yount.
Heavenly Handmade's pleated skirt was a hit with you guys, and no wonder; it's absolutely perfect for a little girl!
Isn't Musings of a Seamstress' vest for her husband just the last word in vests? Swoon!
Sewing for others long distance is no easy task, but kbenco pulled it off admirably with trousers for her daughter. 
I want to work with Yentair -- she made this awesome octopus-tentacle print dress for her coworker!
I'm in awe of the beautiful and intriguing design process that led to this origami-esque silk purse for Dashing Marmot's aunt!

Great jaerb, fellow sewasauruses! Keep up the good work, and I hope your changing seasons projects are coming along nicely. My first two projects this month were really more fall-appropriate, but my next make will definitely be springy -- stay tuned!

*If you want to see some of our favorite selfish sewing from this month, go check out our picks over at EmSewCrazy!


  1. I think I would be tempted to grab that shirt for my self - looks like the shirts my Mom used to make my Dad and I would grab.

    The vest is awesome - my man wants me to make a vest for him...

  2. Hahahaha, jaerrb...I caught that. ;)

  3. Love the silk purse! Very elegant and inspiring :)

  4. Ah, I remember watching the emails to Strongbad in college. Now I'm going to waste a couple of hours going through some of the new ones. ;-)

  5. Aww, thanks for the mention. My son was inspired by your Sewasaurus when he picked the T-Rex for his shirt.

  6. Bravo to everyone and congrats to Andrea.

  7. Thanks for the mention! My husband has developed a slightly inflated ego with swoon comment!! haha

  8. Thanks for the mention! I don't think my daughter shares everyone elses opinion on the skirt, she has yet to wear it out of the house!!


  9. Thanks! And congrats to the winner!

  10. Wow, what fun projects!

  11. I've been away and just found out today that my hubby's shirt won. It is such an honour, especially because all the other entries were so good! It's been so much fun seeing what everyone is up to in the flickr group – such a great amount of inspiration.

  12. All wonderful makes, but now I really, really want a dinosaur shirt.

  13. Hey, thanks for the mention in this month's sewing challenge summary. The stashbusting sewalong has been such a great way for me to stay motivated and on task, and all the work you and EmSewCrazy put in is greatly appreciated!


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