Monday, February 3, 2014

Roots Sewing Series Winners

The final day of the Roots Sewing Series is here and what a day it will be!  The Sew-Along is full of incredible submissions and it's been such an absolute pleasure to browse through and see the outfits you've made.  Not only that, but to learn about all the cultures represented has been a real treat, too.  I felt like I was travelling the world vicariously through your outfits…so fun!! 

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we have wonderful prizes for some very lucky (and talented!) readers.  Our esteemed guests each cast their vote to pick their favourite of all the 31 entries.  It was a very tough decision and the votes were unbelievably close between first and second.  Let's take a look at the huge prize package the grand prize winner will be enjoying:


GRAND PRIZE - Judges' Choice
$100 gift card from Gold Star Tools 
$75 gift card from L'Oiseau Fabrics
$30 gift card from Ribbon Retreat
Very Shannon - 3 pdf patterns (winner's choice)
Craftiness Is Not Optional - 3 pdf Patterns (winner's choice)
Blank Slate - 2 pdf patterns (winner's choice)
Go To Patterns - 2 pdf patterns (winner's choice)
Sew Like My Mom - 2 pdf patterns (winner's choice)


In addition to the Judges' Choice winner, three more Sew-Along participants who have been randomly selected, have each won one of the following:

PRODUCTS PRIZE PACK
$75 gift card from Gold Star Tools
Party of Ribbon Bundle from L'Oiseau Fabrics ($23 value)
$30 gift card from Zipit

PATTERNS PRIZE PACK
Very Shannon - 3 pdf patterns (winner's choice)
Blank Slate - 2 pdf patterns (winner's choice)
Sew Like My Mom - 1 pdf pattern (winner's choice)
Beatnik Kids - The Bond Top PDF Pattern 
Peaches and Peanuts Patterns - Jack & Jill Color Block Shirt PDF Pattern 
Sewing Mama RaeAnna - Cupcake Top PDF Pattern

E & E PATTERNS PRIZE PACK
E & E Patterns - 2 pdf patterns from the soon-to-be-released Spring 14 Collection 
(winner's choice)

Before the announcement of the winners, I'd like to once again, thank these incredible sponsors.  This sewing community is made so much better with the support of these companies, shops, and designers who truly believe in what we do.  They are top-notch, and I recommend them wholeheartedly.  Please take some time to visit them.

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And the Grand Prize Judges' Choice winner is…



Congratulations!

As I mentioned before, the votes were extremely close and I just cannot let the second place entry leave empty-handed.  So, an honourable mention goes to

Sopo from Designing in Choas


She will be given three E & E Patterns of her choice (including the soon-to-be released Spring 14 collection) and I will personally send her some goodies from my stash.

And, chosen at random are three more lucky winners!
The Product Prize Pack winner is…


The Pattern Prize Pack winner is…
The E & E Patterns Prize Pack winner is…
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you so much to everyone who joined in the Sew-Along and followed the series!  

I think the best part of this whole series for me is the realization that although there have been many cultures around the world represented, we all share a commonality that unites us: a love for sewing for our children.  There are no barriers of language or distance when it comes to the enjoyment of seeing what you've created for your children.  We all understand the excitement of finding that perfect fabric and that moment of joy when it turns out exactly the way you wanted it to.  Or even better, when your child is ecstatic with the result and doesn't want to take off!  Regardless of where we are in the world, we can relate to each other, and it's such an honour to be a part of this global sewing community with each and every one of you.

12 comments:

  1. OH MY Gosh I won! LOL! Thank you Heidi! I am beyond excited for my patterns! (Insert Squeal here)!

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    1. You're welcome! Of course, it's wonderful to have such generous sponsors!

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    2. Absolutely! The sponsors are incredible to help host such a wonderful series!

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  2. Wow, we are amazed and honored to be chosen! Thank you so much, we can't wait to see your new releases, too!

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    1. You're so welcome! I'll be in touch with the new patterns as they release. :)

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  3. Oh my goodness!!! I won!! I can't believe it. Thank you so much Heidi for hosting this wonderful sew along. I learned a lot about different cultures and made new blogger friends along the way! Also thank you to the sponsors and the judges. THANK YOU! Woo hoo! (doing a happy dance).

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    1. You did an incredible job, Maria! Enjoy your prizes!

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  4. Yay! Amazing feeling! Congrats all the winners! Thanks all the judges and, Thank you, Heidi! I've never sewn from the indie patterns before, so this is going to be a r-e-a-l t-r-e-a-t!

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    1. You are very welcome, Sopo! Well done! Enjoy your prizes!

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  5. Congratulations to all the winners, and especially to Maria - very well deserved, your Guatemalan-inspired outfit is divine!

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  6. Congratulations to all the lucky winners, the designs were all wonderful.
    Hats off to everybody.
    Katie x

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  7. Thank you! This was so much fun, I can't wait to try my hand in the next sew-along.

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