The winner of this giveaway is lucky commenter #20, Gina Lange, who said:
i would make these beautiful things for my 4 year old who loves to wear my hard work!!
For everyone else, Wendi has a special coupon code giving you $5.00 off the registration price. Just use the code CRAFTGOSSIP at checkout to get your discount. (Deadline to receive the discount is midnight EST on July 10, 2011.) Thanks, Wendi!!
Wendi Gratz from Shiny Happy World is on a mission to teach people that they can sew. Through a series of videos and patterns on her blog, she’s been teaching the basics of sewing bulding skill upon skill each week.
Now, she offers a sewing workshop designed to take you into the world of garment sewing. The Shirt Off Daddy’s Back shows 12 different ways you can use a man’s shirt to create fun and easy clothes for girls. Using existing garments is not only economical (they can usually be found for free) and earth-friendly, but the many-times-washed fabric makes super soft garments that kids love.
Through the 8 downloadable PDF patterns and 12 video lessons (some that accompany the PDF patterns, others as stand-alone projects), you’ll learn how to make A-line skirts, straight skirts, dresses and aprons from t-shirts and button-down shirts. Check out her Flickr set to see her workshop examples.
Techniques covered include:
– making elastic and knit waistbands
– drafting simple skirt patterns
– binding the edges of woven fabric
– using foldover elastic to finish the edges of knit fabrics
– making a tube-top dress
– making adjustable neck straps (for an apron)
– embroidering a rainbow hem (CUTE!!!)
– crocheting a scalloped hem,
– making ruffles from knit fabric scraps
Registration is a reasonable $35, or $30 each if you get at least one friend to register with you.
Wendi is giving away one registration for free to a lucky Craft Gossip reader. How cool is that!! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling who you would make these sweet garments for. I’ll choose one comment at random as the winner.
Deadline for entry is midnight CST on Monday, July 4, 2011.