Credit where Credit is Due
There is absolutely no way we can move into 2012 without my post of appreciation for those four ladies who made The Sew Weekly what it was last year! Many, many, many heartfelt thanks go to Adey, Debi, Sarah and Veronica who were far more amazing than I could have ever imagined they’d be. Seriously, I completely bow to their fabulousness.
Each of the gals above brought something incredible to The Sew Weekly.
Adey wins the “Most Consistent” prize. I could always count on her to hit her deadline and have a great sewing week. Without any instruction on my part, she was categorizing and formatting her posts correctly from day one. And her clothing? I have a feeling that she’d shame us all if we were to show the insides of our garments. They just look so put together. I had the hardest time picking my favorite outfit of Adey’s. That’s because they were all so beautiful.
Debi wins the “Keeping-It-Interesting” prize. She was our little time traveler, giving us such a great glimpse into 1930s and 1940s patterns. She showed us that there was no shame in not finishing a creation during the week — especially when it was due to her crazy ambitions (oh, those sequins!). And who could forget her getting her husband involved in the act! And of course, she gets bonus props for coming all the way out to San Francisco from Scotland to join me at The Gatsby Summer Afternoon. Her prize-winning Art Deco Love dress was a total inspiration!
Sarah wins the “Super-Trooper” prize. Personally, she had a lot of stuff come her way this year — stuff that would be hard enough for someone not sewing an outfit a week. But she powered-through and always kept me up-to-date if a post was going to be late a day or two. Sarah was our little separates queen — probably the one out of the five of us with the most practical wardrobe coming out of 2011. I mean seriously, how many dresses can we wear? She did make some fabulous dresses too. And, then of course, there was that fabulous NYE dress that she made with some magic and stuff.
And finally, Veronica, who takes home the “Perfect Attendance” prize. She’s the little lady who managed to complete every one of the challenges this year. She even one-upped me since she photographed herself wearing all her creations (I missed one week). Yes, she had perfect attendance, but she also made it quite fun. I have to say that each week I was most excited to check the drafts for Veronica’s creations. Even though I just never knew what to expect, I was never disappointed. This girl also gets mad props for making things from 1990s patterns. That’s a talent.
And who can forget the fifth Beatle of the group, our Oona. She gets the “Taking Risks” prize. She blew me away so much in the forums, that I just had to have her contribute to the site in a more official capacity. Not only did this woman sign up for the job of weekly creations, but she let us dictate what she had to create. She taught us that it’s okay — actually far better than okay — to actually mix prints that seem like they shouldn’t be mixed. She was so much fun to throw bizarre challenges at — including channeling muppets and pin-ups in one outfit. Not only that, but she was a wonderful host to us in New York City.
I love you guys!