Tuesday, October 14, 2008

First Prize


The little pilot jacket I made my son took first place in the Sewing for Babies/Kids contest on Pattern Review! The voting ended Saturday night and so Sunday when I checked my email, I had a wonderful surprise waiting in my inbox. :-)

The voting really was hard and the final tally was so close. There is such great talent on PR and so many gorgeous things were created - over 60 entries and each member is only allowed to vote for one item!

A fellow PR member pointed out to me how cool it was that a boy item came out on top. She said it's so much easier to make cute girl things with all the great patterns available (ahh, how I wish I could still make cute girl things), but when you have a boy, it's truly hard to find cute boy patterns. What a compliment, I hadn't thought of it that way. Tho in all honesty, I really owe Ottobre the thanks because they were the mastermind behind the pattern I chose. I adore the wonderful boy patterns they produce so my sons can look stylish in their mama made garments.

A big thank you to Deepika (the owner and founder of Pattern Review) for the fun contest and Sew Baby for their generous prize. Last, but definitely not least, thank you to my readers, your comments encourage me to continue to sew.

19 comments:

Lori said...

Yea, Melissa, congratualtions. You deserve it.

Gwen said...

Congratulations! Well deserved! The jacket is super cool! :)

Birgitte said...

It was destined to win, the jacket is just awesome! Big hug and congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Yes, the jacket is awesome, but your "model" added a lot too -- as well as the photographer.

Sherril said...

Congratulations Melissa, that coat certainly deserved to win. That cut mug shot certainly didn't hurt either.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Congratulations! It's a fab coat that I would be happy to own if it were my size...

Christina said...

Well I think his cute poses helped with the win. Congratulations!

Candace said...

Congratulations - that jacket is fantastic! And I agree about a boy's item winning. I have 5 boys and 0 girls, and it is great to see awesome things to make for boys. It is very encouraging.

Sew4Fun said...

Well deserved win Melissa, and I agree it was wonderful to see a boy's entry win. Congratulations!

Fledgling said...

Go! Melissa! Go! That smile tells us who the REAL winner is! That's one lucky kid to have such a great jacket made just for him.

Thank you for stopping by my blog ;-)

Congratulations!
-Nancy

stacysews said...

Congratulations! You definitely deserve 1st with that jacket - it turned out absolutely amazing! And it is awesome that a boy's garment won. Can't wait to hear how you use your gift certificate.

Ria said...

Hi Melissa,
I'm so glad you won! I tried to vote for you, but since I'm only a member for over one week, my vote didn't come through.
But nevertheless you won. Congratulions, Ria (Oddwise).

Leslie said...

Congratulations on your well deserved win! That is one awesome jacket! Now why do you not live closer to me in WA so I can take sewing lessons from you?!!

Anonymous said...

Yay Melissa!

It's great that a boys item won. You did a great job with the jacket and your son looks so happy to be wearing something made by his mom.
Jan

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Congrats on your super win!!! The jacket (and son!) are adorable. My own little boy pretty much will only wear pants and socks that I make for him - I always love it when he is happy with what I make. Warms a Momma's heart, yes.
Cheers!
Evelyn

Vonne said...

Congratulations Melissa !!! This fabulous jacket is definitely a winner in every way. Model Andy is adorable.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to stop by and offer congratulations on the winning entry. The jacket is really nice and the cute son showed it off to perfection. Yeah that a super nice person with outstanding sewing talent won with a boy's item to boot! Hugs, mssewcrazy

sweetgrace said...

Well of course you won, it wasn't even a contest as far as I'm concerned. Best item and by far and away the cutest model! Darling...love it.

Nancy W. said...

This jacket is just so adorable and what a nice job you did on it too. I didn't get to vote, but congratulations on the contest! And by judging your son's smile, It looks like you won the grand Prize as well!
Oh, and I think your zipper idea is cool.