In late August, I submitted some items for judging at the Eastern Idaho State Fair — everything was in the birth-6 year division, in individual categories.
I submitted the following:
- a twirl skirt (new creation)
- a special occasion dress in dupioni silk (new creation)
- a ruffled apron (new creation)
- a black, red and white peasant tunic(already listed in the shop)
- pink and aqua capri-overalls I made for Big Girl
- a pink sundress I made for Big Girl last summer (modeled after an item in my shop, but using pink eyelet)
The area that I live in is pretty rock-solid in terms of homemaking skills (sewing, quilting, knitting, canning, baking, cake decorating, etc.) so I figured the chance of any of my items getting ribbons was low.
When friends started sending my husband and I messages about how we needed to get to the fair to see the results, I started to get excited!
With 6 items entered, each one came home with a ribbon of its own!
1st place ribbons for the twirl skirt, ruffled apron, black/red/white peasant top, and capri-overalls.
2nd place ribbon for the silk special occasion dress (which the 1st place item took grand champion for the entire birth-6 year division and was amazing).
4th place ribbon for the pink eyelet sundress (which is fine considering I just pulled it out of the closet to fill a category!).
In celebration — two of the new items are listed for sale in the shop. I’m still debating whether I’m going to list the special occasion dress in dupioni silk or not. I think the pattern –which I designed entirely by myself– needs a little tweaking before it’s ready for sale.
Girls Pink, Black, and Yellow Apron by Stitch To Stitch
Girls Blue, Yellow, Green and White Twirl Skirt by Stitch To Stitch