Monday, January 23, 2012
Fabric Depot, Portland, OR, has partnered with KATU-TV and its AM Northwest show to sponsor Design Challenge. Four up and coming designers from The Art Institute in Portland, were selected to cut, drape, pin, style and sew a collection of six garments in as many weeks based on weekly challenges. Sewing expert, American Sewing Guild Honoree and Portland native Patti Palmer, owner of Palmer/Pletsch, introduces the weekly challenge and is also one of the judges.
This week, the designers were challenged to select three prints from FreeSpirit or Rowan fabrics along with a McCall's Pattern and told . . . make it work. Judging for this weeks challenge will be on Friday and FreeSprit Designer Valori Wells will be on hand as a guest judge. Viewers can weigh in and select their favorite garment as the designers will vie for an overall grand prize of a Pfaff sewing machine and other sewing-related prizes including a Viewer's Choice award. Stay tuned, as we follow their progress and fabric selections this week!