Well, what do you know? The Best of Summer series has officially come to an end! I can hardly believe three weeks went by so fast on my end. We’ve had a lot of great guest posts, and I hope you found some new blogs and pattern designers to follow. I’m so proud of all these ladies and the excellent work they do. I’ve spent time working on some of my own patterns (none have emerged past the grading stage) and let me tell you, these ladies work hard and they work well. I’m so proud to call them friends! Seeing women embrace their talents and put them to good use, while also upholding the office of MOM so well, gives me an upsurge of warm feeling.
Oh, and I also had a birthday two days ago and am now feeling very CARPE DIEM, if you can’t tell already. Prepare to hear the occasional comment from me about embracing your dreams. 🙂
Enough talk. Let’s take a quick look at the last week of reviews:
JoJo and Eloise shared a lace netting skirt with us, called the Straight Cut Skirt
A Jennuine Life shared a FREE download for her new Camper Hat pattern
I shared my favorite boy outfit: a Sketchbook Shirt and Color-blocked Shorts
Straight Grain shared a Smocked Dress spin off from Heather Ross’s shirred dress tutorial
Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy shared three Aegean Swim Cover Ups from the pattern by Hey June
All the posts were pretty incredible, don’t you think?
GIVEAWAY DAY NO. 2: WINNERS!!!
We also have three winners from last week’s giveaway! They are:
Congratulations you three! I emailed the winners and they will be receiving their patterns shortly.
If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry, it’s not too late to take home a prize. The Best of Summer Flickr pool has been faithfully filling up with summer outfits that YOU’ve made for summer, and I love, love, LOVE what I’ve been seeing there! A great big THANK YOU for those who have shared outfits in the Flickr pool.
On Wednesday, June 26th, I will choose 12 winners from the Flickr Pool, feature them here AND giveaway a pattern to each of the winners. Doesn’t that sound like fun? I can’t wait to browse through everything you’ve made and drool. Don’t waste any time! Get in there and upload your outfits. Remember, there are only a few rules:
- No need to sew anything new, but please only include items sewn after April 1, 2013.
- Kids clothes only.
- If you would like your photo featured here at CailaMade, please don’t include many words on your image. A light watermark is fine.
- Please specify if you don’t want your image shown on this blog.
Be sure to tag your items with #bestofsummer or #BOSS on Twitter and Instagram! I love seeing what you’ve been working on! If you can’t tell, Summer is my FAVORITE time of year for sewing and I’m sure to feature some of the projects I see tagged in Instagram.