Behold: My Finlayson Sweaters and the winner of the Sewtionary!
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. I think my favorite one is the gray hoodie because the ponte de roma knit I used is so deliciously soft and smooth. 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! My shawl collar version is in my favorite colour of burgundy/purple. 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. 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! As I've mentioned over the last few weeks (but it is worth repeating), simply email us (email@example.com), comment on the blog, or post on Instagram or Twitter using #finlaysonsweater to be entered to win! 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!