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Behold: My Finlayson Sweaters and the winner of the Sewtionary!

MorgansFinlaysons-2 Here are the finished Finlayson Sweaters that I made during our sew-along!  I am very pleased with how they turned out and I hope that you are feeling the same way about your sweaters.MorgansFinlaysons-4 I think my favorite one is the gray hoodie because the ponte de roma knit I used is so deliciously soft and smooth.

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The velvet touches make it just that much more sumptuous – I’m not normally a hoodie-wearing person but I think I can approve of this one since it doesn’t leave me feeling the least bit sloppy or slouchy when I wear it!

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My shawl collar version is in my favorite colour of burgundy/purple.MorgansFinlaysons-11

It is made from a poly blend which seems to dry quite quickly and also provides a fair amount of warmth.  It isn’t as soft and cozy but I think it’s hard wearing and quick drying properties will make it very useful for camping.MorgansFinlaysons-10

I have been collecting your Finlayson Sew-Along contest entries and will parade some of my favorites on the blog along with the winners of our Finlayson Competition on Oct. 1st.  So, if you are considering sewing a Finlayson Sweater, this might just be the perfect opportunity to get going on it :).  By submitting a photo of your Finlayson to our our contest, you will have the chance to win a shopping spree at one of four of my favorite online fabric shops!

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As I’ve mentioned over the last few weeks (but it is worth repeating), simply email us (info@threadtheory.ca), comment on the blog, or post on Instagram or Twitter using #finlaysonsweater to be entered to win!

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And, now to finish off this blog post, I have a winner to announce for the Sewtionary give-away!  I am pleased to announce that Rebecca will be receiving a lovely spiral-bound Sewtionary in the mail 🙂  Her comment was randomly chosen using a random number generator.  Here is what she wrote:

An email is waiting in your inbox with all the details, Rebecca!

Thank you to the well over 100 people who commented on my blog post about Tasia’s Sewtionary.  It was lovely to hear how excited you are about her book and there were some very heartwarming comments.  Some people would like the Sewtionary to help them teach their daughters how to sew while others would love to add Tasia’s book to their collection because her patterns have changed their lives and they way they think about clothing.

After reading and learning from it over the last few weeks, I don’t hesitate to tell you that, even though you didn’t win the book this time, it is certainly worth putting it on your Christmas or birthday wishlists – or even better, treating yourselves by buying a signed copy from the Sewaholic store right away!  I hope Tasia’s book will help many of you become more confident with your ability to sew, with the clothing you wear, and with your ability to teach others how to sew!


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The Sewtionary Blog Tour: Interview with Tasia and a book giveaway

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Have you got your hands on a copy of The Sewtionary yet?  It is a a new publication that is quickly becoming a necessary reference book in every modern sewist’s arsenal of sewing tools.  It is written by Tasia, of Sewaholic Patterns, who, as I’m sure you all know, is a fellow Canadian sewist and entrepreneur who I much admire.  When Tasia asked me to be part of her Sewtionary Blog Tour, I was thrilled to join in!

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So, in case you don’t already know her, let me introduce you to Tasia! She is the designer and mastermind behind the gorgeous Sewaholic patterns which are, invariably, classic and easy-to-wear designs with careful pattern drafting and clear, well-thought out instructions.  Matt and I had the pleasure of meeting Tasia just a couple weeks ago while she was on a Vancouver Island holiday.  We were inspired to no end by her enthusiasm for sewing and her business!

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The Sewtionary: An A to Z Guide to 101 Sewing Techniques and Definitions, is exactly the sort of book you might expect from the woman behind such successful patterns – it is beautiful, easy-to-use (the spiral binding allows it to lay flat on the sewing table), well organized, and wonderfully logical.  I’ve interviewed Tasia about her new book so that you can learn a little more about it before acquiring one for yourself (head to the bottom of the post for a giveaway of a printed copy!).

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Can you summarize the purpose and content of your book and how you came to write the Sewtionary?

I was approached by F+W Media about the possibility of turning the Sewtionary page on my blog into a book. Of course I was thrilled about the idea when I first received the email! I often read books that have very good tutorials, or useful tips, but then when it’s actually time to sew a garment using the technique, I can’t remember which book had the info. The purpose of the Sewtionary is to be a sewing dictionary, an easy to use alphabetical book that makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. As well as demonstrations, I also wanted to include WHY you might want to know this skill, and examples of when it’s used. Instead of trying to have something from each letter, I picked what I felt were the most important 101 techniques and organized them from A to Z.  I wanted to have all real fabric examples in the photos, instead of diagrams, so it would easy to follow along at home. Because it’s a reference book, it features a coil binding so it can lie flat when you work. (Usually I weigh down other books with my phone or a stapler or something to keep it open, and end up bending the spine.) I wanted it to be a very useful book in all aspects, from the content and images to the physical book design.

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When writing your Sewtionary, what areas of the process most surprised or challenged you?

I definitely underestimated how much time it would take to sew all of those samples! There are literally thousands of samples in the book, one for every single photo. Plus the garments! For the step-out samples that I had to cut or sew during a demo, I made extras in case I screwed up or in case we need to retake the shot. And there were some samples that didn’t photograph well that I had to remake for a reshoot.  That was surprising, the sheer amount of time it took to sew everything, and a good reminder to always allow extra time for new or unknown projects. The other thing that surprised me was how many people are involved in writing a book! I had an editor, a tech editor, a book designer, photographers, and of course my own writing and sewing, with Caroline’s and Corinne’s help. So many people review and edit the material, it’s an amazing amount of work. It’s given me a new respect for the book publishing industry.

Who do you imagine will find your Sewtionary most invaluable as a sewing room resource and how do you imagine it to be used?

I bet some people will read it cover to cover, just to see what’s inside! That’s what I would do if I had just bought it. I think it will be most useful later on though, when someone needs a tutorial on bound buttonholes, wants to know what a godet is, or needs to look up different seam finishes. That’s when the A-Z format will be really helpful. I’d love to see it used in a classroom setting, especially at the high school level.

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What feedback about your book have you found to be most rewarding?

So far, the number one comment is that it’s so beautiful and there are so many pictures! People are loving the format of the book, especially the coil binding.

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I found it very clever and also stylish how you incorporated samples sewn using your sewing patterns throughout the book – do you have plans to display these finished garments on your blog?

Some of them, yes! The border print Cambie Dress is so pretty I might use it for fresh photos on the shop page.

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And, of course, do you have plans to write another book soon?

Not soon, that’s for sure! It took nearly a year from start to finish for the Sewtionary book, including writing, sewing, and editing, so it would be a while before another book would be a possibility. I’d love to wait and see if this book does well before starting the process over again. I’d also want to have a really good idea, something fresh and new, and right now I don’t have anything in my mind as good as the Sewtionary concept. It’s so rewarding to see the book out in the world now, so I could see another book in my future some day!

 

Tasia and her publisher have kindly offered a printed copy of the Sewtionary as a giveaway on our blog.  Enter the contest by commenting on this post for your chance to win the book (Please comment about the Sewtionary – what skills do you hope to learn from it?)!  And head to the Sewaholic store to buy your own (signed) copy if you don’t want to wait for the winner to be drawn :P.

The give-away will end on Wednesday, Sept. 17th.  The winner will be drawn randomly from the comments on this post.  Good luck!

Here is a schedule of the rest of the book tour – follow the links on the listed dates to read more about the book, enjoy tutorials and projects related to the Sewtionary and have the chance to enter other giveaways!


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Tutorial Contest Winner Announcement

Tutorial-Contest-title It’s the start of a new week and the end of another contest.  As you can probably anticipate, there were FAR fewer entries for our Tutorial Competition than our Girl Charlee fabric give-away.  After all, creating a tutorial is a lot of hard work and quite time consuming!  The ones we received though were absolutely splendid and I think you will find them really useful.  It’s great to see other people’s take on our patterns and also on the way they instruct and present a tutorial.    Thank you to the ladies who put in all that hard work – I look forward to sending off your prize packages!

Today I’ll present the winners along with a snippet of their tutorial.  The full tutorials will be presented in separate posts on the blog and also on our website in the near future.

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Entries for the Super Useful Tutorial category were required to fill a gap we had in our selection of tutorials.  Emily, of Dressing the Role, did this just that when she created her Fabric Covered Elastic Waistband tutorial for the Comox Trunks.  I had mentioned, when creating the Comox Trunks Sew-Along, that I wasn’t completely satisfied with the way I covered my elastic waistband with fabric (for the maple leaf version of the trunks) and hoped somebody could suggest an alternative way.  Emily has come up with a really clear tutorial filled with really neat tricks.  Her writing style is really approachable, honest and realistic…something that I think many sewers appreciate when learning new techniques.  Congratulations Emily on winning a $50 gift certificate to our store, a Comox Trunks Supplies kit and some Goldstar pattern drafting tools!  Thank you for your tutorial!

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Beautiful-tutorial The next winner is Nicoletta of DiNuvole DiCouri!  She submitted a tutorial that explains, from start to finish, how to sew the Arrowsmith Undershirt.  She’s included lots of photos and even goes so far as to discuss her mistakes and the learning process she went through.  So helpful!  Even though this tutorial could be a submission for the Super Useful category, I’ve awarded Nicoletta the Very Beautiful Tutorial Prize because she has also been working on another large project to do with the Arrowsmith Undershirt.  While writing up her tutorial, Nicoletta created a translated set of instructions so that the Arrowsmith instructions are now available in Italian through her blog!  She went to a large amount of effort to replicate the aesthetic of the English instructions by matching our Thread Theory colours and our instruction layout.  Thank you, Nicoletta, for making your English Arrowsmith tutorial and ALSO for making this pattern far more accessible to Italian sewists!  A $50 gift certificate to the Thread Theory store, two Thread Theory tissue patterns of your choice (you can request to be sent future releases), and a selection of my favorite sewing tools will be heading your way shortly!

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I look forward to sharing these tutorials with you over the next few weeks.  In the meantime, be sure to check out both of these ladies’ excellent blogs (Emily’s blog & Nicoletta’s blog).  Both are filled with inspiring sewing projects and lots of great tutorials!

*Note: I haven’t selected a winner for the Social Butterfly Tutorial category because we didn’t receive any entries that met the criteria for this category…it you feel inclined to create an entry for this category in the future, feel free to send me an email and the prize pack will be waiting for someone whose tutorial fills the criteria! 🙂


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Girl Charlee giveaway WINNER!

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Wow, I’ve been completely overwhelmed by how many of you have shared all your sewing and fabric shopping plans as part of the Girl Charlee gift card giveaway!  So many of you mentioned Girl Charlee fabrics I hadn’t noticed yet (the Vintage Motorcycle knit is AWESOME!) and your ideas for combining prints and solids as well as for using more subtle prints for our Strathcona Henley and Comox Trunks patterns were really inspiring.  Thank you, everyone, for entering the draw!

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I used a random number generator from RANDOM.ORG to come up with the winner.  There were 97 posts (not including extra posts by the same people or any of my responses) and the generator chose post 79.  I counted from the oldest entry towards the newest.

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Now I will reveal the lucky winner!  DRUMROLL PLEASE….

Lisa said:

Henley! I love your patterns and I can’t wait to make some for my husband.

I hope your Henley turns out amazing, Lisa!  I’ll be emailing you momentarily.  Thanks, Girl Charlee, for providing the gift card – I am sure Lisa will have no problem finding the perfect fabric to suit her husband.


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6 days left until the Tutorial Contest deadline!

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Have you come up with any tutorial ideas to submit to the Tutorial Contest?  Submissions are due next Monday!  Or perhaps you’ve already made a tutorial that is relevant to our patterns (a technique that could be used with our patterns, for instance)?  Feel free to submit existing tutorials and we will share the winners on our blog (with plenty of links to your blog of course!).

Thanks for all the hard work that has gone into the tutorials that have currently been submitted.  I can’t wait to share the winners with you!


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Something for Matt and something for you! A Girl Charlee Giveaway

IMGP9590 Today you are witness to my latest victory in the world of men’s fashion – Matt has officially decided he likes wearing prints!  Wahoo!  The world of menswear fabric shopping just became SO MUCH MORE FUN for me. IMGP9594 This awesome cotton/spandex knit came from Girl Charlee – an online fabric store where the most beautiful printed knits that are perfectly suited to the Strathcona Henley and T-shirt pattern exist in abundance. IMGP9587 I had a lot of fun planning out how the stripey ‘Aztec’ inspired print would fall on the tee.  I cut the neckline binding so that it would feature one of the smaller designs so that it wouldn’t look too wild and then, when Matt tried the un-hemmed t-shirt on, we decided it would be neat to end the sleeves and the t-shirt hem at the same section of the pattern for a bit of consistency.  I think little decisions like this (plus a conservative sleeve length and overall style) help to calm the impression made by the wild print.  It’s all a game of balance!IMGP9584 I’m learning that it’s best to snag Matt for a photo shoot when he’s planning to do something that keeps his mind off the awkwardness of posing for photos – in this case, he was just about to ride his bike to work this morning.  (By the way, I would be remiss not to ask you to admire his bike a little after he so patiently posed for me!  He just finished repainting it and re-assembling it after switching it from a regular mountain bike to a fixed gear bike, isn’t he clever?!) IMGP9583 Now, to share the fun I’ve been having sewing menswear with prints, Girl Charlee has very generously offered to give one of you readers a $30 gift certificate to their store.  They are one of our newest PDF pattern stockists so now you can head to their store for a one stop shopping experience when you next want to sew up a pair of knit Comox Trunks (for example)…which, coincidentally, are the PERFECT platform for the most wild of prints – only you will ever see how crazy they look! IMGP9579 To enter yourself in the contest for this $30 gift certificate, simply leave a comment explaining what menswear garment you would want to sew in a Girl Charlee knit fabric.  The winner will be chosen this Friday, July 18th so head on over to Girl Charlee right away to pick your knit and then leave a comment below.  Have fun planning your garments!


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Tutorial Contest Prize Packages

Tutorial-Contest-titleNow that you’ve had a chance to think over submission ideas for our Tutorial Contest, it’s time to show you the prizes!

First off, the prize pack for the winner of the Super Useful Tutorial category:

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The prize pack includes a Comox Trunk Supplies Kit with the tissue Comox Trunk pattern, a $50 gift certificate to our store (that’s what’s in the folded brown paper with the gold sticker), and some really nice quality pattern drafting or tracing tools (from Goldstar).

These tools have sturdy (and pretty!) wood handles and pointy parts that are actually functionally pointy – it drives me crazy when cheap plastic sewing tools are supposed to contain sharp points only to be dull and quite useless in reality.  The awl is perfect for marking dart points on patterns and of course, creating holes in projects when inserting grommets or rivets, and of course, working with leather.  The needle point tracing wheel will make short work of tracing a pattern onto cardstock or, most importantly, tracing the changes you made on your mock up back on to your pattern.  Are you curious about how this works?  Take it from me and from this blogger, with whom I wholeheartedly agree, it’s accurate, fast and downright awesome!

Second, here is the prize pack for the Very Beautiful Tutorial winner:
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This pack includes two patterns of the winner’s choice (I’ve picked our two most popular patterns here – the Newcastle Cardigan and the Jedediah Pants), a $50 gift certificate to our store, and three useful sewing tools that I selected when I was perusing through the amazing sewing mecca that is Modern Domestic in Portland, Oregon.  The treasures I found include a big tin of glass headed pins (in the manly colors of blue and white), a Merchant & Mills tape measure, and a neat little square of Thread Heaven which is a thread conditioner and protectant.  Modern Domestic carries all sorts of brands which I don’t see in my local chain fabric stores – it was refreshing to pick through such a large selection of products that had all been thoughtfully designed by small enterprising sewing companies!

The last prize pack goes to the winner of the Social Butterfly Tutorial category:

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This pack includes a $50 gift certificate to the Thread Theory store, a bar of Otterwax, a box of Merchant & Mills glass headed pins and two half metre pieces of cozy cotton knit hailing all the way from Sunni’s store, A Fashionable Stitch, in Salt Lake City, Utah!

While we were in Salt Lake City in April, we paid Sunni a visit and I was in fabric heaven while perusing her store – she had such a great selection of wools and laces (seriously…I’ve never seen such lovely lace in my entire life!) and she also had a really comprehensive selection of other fabrics.  I was in a Comox Trunk mindset at that time after the success of the Comox Trunks Sew-along so Sunni generously traded some of her gorgeous striped knits for one of our Newcastle Cardigan patterns.  I think both of these knits would make incredibly soft and relaxed Comox Trunks that would receive heavy rotation if they were placed in a man’s underwear drawer.  And they are just unusual enough in appearance to push a conservative man’s color and style boundaries!  Plus…wouldn’t it be fun to play with stripes with this pattern?

 

It’s been exciting to receive some very enthusiastic emails full of tutorial ideas so far!  I’d love to hear any ideas you might have for tutorials, even if you won’t have time to make them yourself.  I will keep your ideas in mind for when I go to make tutorials in the future…or you could pass your ideas on to someone who might be thinking of entering the contest themselves :).


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It’s time for a contest! Make us a tutorial!

Today is my birthday, and as a little present to myself I’ve decided to take some work off of my own plate and ask if you want to do it instead!  Don’t worry, it’s actually work you will WANT to do.  You don’t believe me?  Well let me explain:

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We are holding a tutorial contest!  To enter, you will need to make a tutorial to accompany a Thread Theory pattern or kit.  The tutorial can be on absolutely anything related to the pattern/kit of your choice!  There will be an excellent selection of prizes for the winner of each category (more on that later).

The winning tutorials will be chosen by Matt and I based on how relevant and useful they are for the specific pattern and also how nicely presented and clear they are.  All the winning tutorials will be published on our website under the Tutorials heading and on our blog.

Now here are the category details:

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Entries for the “Super Useful Tutorial” category will be judged by us based on how informative and clear they are and how relevant they are to our patterns.  For example, if you have noticed that we are really in need of a specific tutorial and have a gap to be filled, we have probably been thinking the same thing (and so we will be thrilled if you fill that gap)!  Tutorials for this category must be submitted by email to info@threadtheory.ca by July 21st.  Any format is accepted – get creative- a Word document with photos, a video, an info-graphic…surprise us!

The winner from this category will be given the following prize pack:

  • a $50 (CAD) gift certificate to the Thread Theory store
  • a Comox Trunks supplies kit in the colour of your choice
  • a selection of Goldstar pattern drafting tools (pictures coming in a separate post!)

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Entries for the “Very Beautiful Tutorial” category will be judged on how nicely the tutorial is presented (and, of course, the tutorial must be relevant and useful!).  Bust out your paint set, your camera or your graphic design skills and wow us with a beautifully presented tutorial!  Tutorials for this category must be submitted by email to info@threadtheory.ca by July 21st.  Any format is accepted – get creative- a Word document with photos, a video, an info-graphic…surprise us!

The winner from this category will be given the following prize pack:

  • a $50 (CAD) gift certificate to the Thread Theory store
  • two tissue Thread Theory patterns of your choice (if you already have all of our patterns you can request to be given future releases)
  • a selection of my favorite sewing tools from our stockist, Modern Domestic (pictures coming in a separate post!)

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Entries for the “Social Butterfly Tutorial” category will be chosen from tutorials that have been posted on your blogs or other forms of social media (an infographic on Pinterest or a sew-along on Kollabora for example).  Just because you’re writing a tutorial for us doesn’t mean you can’t use it on your blog as well!  We will judge these tutorials based on how engaged viewers are – have people commented on your blog?  Are they hearting you on Kollabora?  Are people tweeting that they are using your tutorial? Tutorials for this category must be submitted by linking to them in the comments below or by emailing us at info@threadtheory.ca with a link by July 21st.  Keep in mind that you will likely want to post your tutorial quite soon for this category so that it has time to gather comments and general sewist enthusiasm before July 21st!  I can’t wait to see what people make using your tutorial!

The winner from this category will be given the following prize pack:

  • a $50 (CAD) gift certificate to the Thread Theory store
  • a bar of Otter Wax and Merchant & Mills glass headed pins
  • a selection of striped knits from our stockist, A Fashionable Stitch (perfect for Comox Trunks!)

I’m so excited about this!  Best birthday present EVER (if I do say so myself).  I’m really looking forward to having the pressure of tutorial creation taken off of me for a while as I am currently in full swing new-pattern-production mode…which is something I am sure you all want to enable :).

Please email us or comment if you have any questions or want to run ideas by us.  Tutorials can be as big or as small as you would like – for example you could teach us how to make the perfect bar tack on the Jedediah Pants or you could take us through an entire Newcastle Cardigan sew-along (just because I’ve mentioned these two specific examples doesn’t mean you need to avoid making these…hint hint!).  If we receive more than one ‘winning’ entry per category we will be choosing runners-up and will be offering you a little prize as well in exchange for the privilege we will have of using your awesome tutorial on our website!

Now get sewing, photographing and writing! 🙂

 


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Comox Trunks Prize Announcement and Parade

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And the winner of our Comox Trunks Sew-Along Contest is: Catrinmanel of I’d Rather Sew! Congratulations!  I’ll be sending her our Comox Trunks prize pack straight away 🙂

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Her entry was chosen at random by gathering all entries (both through email and through comments on the sew-along posts), using a random number generator, and then counting down the list of entries.  People who submitted multiple pairs of Comox Trunks were only counted once.  Here’s proof of the randomness in case you need it! :P:

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I wish I could have given a prize to everyone as Matt and I were really pleased with how many entries there were and how enthusiastic you all were about the contest!  Now, for your viewing pleasure, here is a parade of the Comox Trunks you submitted!  The numbers correspond to links provided in a list at the bottom:

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  1. No More Heroes Anymore
  2. Sakiko Jones
  3. Mrs. Toad Sews
  4. Kaisa (sent entry through email)
  5. Mazzy Girl
  6. Dressing the Role
  7. Artisinal Expatriate
  8. Genevieve (sent entry through email)
  9. Marilyn Scott
  10. Deadlycraft
  11. Sew & Illustrate
  12. Drawing by Sew & Illustrate
  13. Renata (sent entry through email)
  14. Nicole at Home
  15. Lena
  16. Lena
  17. TwoRandomWords
  18. Cookin’ & Craftin’
  19. TwoRandomWords
  20. Nothing New Treasures
  21. Mazzy Girl
  22. Mazzy Girl
  23. I’d Rather Sew…
  24. Steven (sent entry through email)
  25. Steven (sent entry through email)
  26. Steven (sent entry through email)

 

There were several other entries via flickr, Twitter and Instagram which included protected photos (they couldn’t be saved and shared directly on this blog).  Even though I can’t share these photos with you in this post, these trunks are totally worth checking out!  Follow these links to have a look:

  1. Fabri’cate
  2. Evergreen Living
  3. SoSewGirl
  4. susiemcdougs
  5. FennaB
  6. frau_fleur
  7. dan_grigg

 

Thank you, everyone, for being so enthusiastic about this pattern!  It has been really exciting to watch peoples entries pile in over the last few weeks.  I’ve especially enjoyed being surprised by people’s creativity – whether it be expressed through pretty unique modelling techniques or through pattern manipulation or fabric choice.  I hope to see lots more Comox Trunks in the future!  Even though the contest is over, I’d still love to see what you’ve sewn, so send us an email (info@threadtheory.ca) or post a link in the comments!

 


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Comox Trunks Sew-Along: Photographing your Comox Trunks sans sexy model

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What’s that?  You finished your Comox Trunks and really want to put your name in for our awesome prize pack but don’t have a super willing and sexy model at your disposal?  Not to worry!  There are plenty of other ways to show us your Comox Trunks.  And even if you aren’t very skilled with a camera, you still have a chance to win our prize because we’re picking the winner at random and not based on how great your trunks (or your photos) look.

Here are some options to show us your Comox Trunks:

1. Grab a clothes line or a pretty patch of grass/sofa/carpet and shoot your shorts in 2D.  Just because your shorts aren’t filled in by a masculine body doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate your gorgeous fabric choice and careful top stitching!

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2. If you’re really set on showing us a ‘filled in and rounded out’ sample, why not have a look around the house for male models of the non-human variety?  Who is more loyal and helpful…Teddy? Dog?  We will soon find out!teddy in boxersdog in underwear

 

3. Recruit models from elsewhere!  I gave David Beckham a ring and he was more than happy to set aside some of his modelling time to help out in the Thread Theory studio:
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Now all you need to do is snap some pictures and upload them to an area of the internet of your choice (your blog, Facebook, Kollabora, Burdastyle, Thread & Needles, Pinterest, Flickr…etc.) and then add a link to them in the comments section of this post.  Alternatively, email your photo to info@threadtheory.ca.  Do this by May 5th for a chance to be entered in the draw for our prize pack!  The winner will be drawn on May 8th.  Happy sewing and photographing!