Thursday, October 27, 2016
I won the Pattern Review Handbag Contest 2016!
Me and my handbag on Tuesday night.
I found out on Tuesday morning (from velosewer, who commented on my IG feed around 7:05am that morning) that I won the Pattern Review Handbag Contest 2016! As I wrote on IG, I am excited, thrilled, and filled with gratitude. Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement and votes!
It has been a longtime dream of mine to win first place in a PR contest and I'm so excited that my dream has come true. One of my coworkers asked me how many PR contests I have entered. I counted 10 between the online contests (coat 2008; sewn hat 2009; refashion 2010; activewear 2015; handbag 2016) and in-person contests at PR Day (LBD in NYC 2013--second place) and PR weekends (badge holder in Chicago 2011, bag in NYC 2012, bag in LA 2015, accessory in Chicago 2016--second place).
It's also the perfect early birthday present--my birthday is on Saturday. :) My prize is a $100 credit to the PR site. I will have fun spending it!
My coworkers have been asking me what my next project is and while I have several ideas percolating (gray shrug, piped pajamas, red patent leather tote, denim dress with contrast topstitching), I'm just enjoying the moment and the win for now!
The full gallery of all entries sorted by votes is here.
My blog post about my completed bag is here.
And the post with the pix of the bag under construction is here.
Thank you again for your support, encouragement, and votes!