With over 300 entries for the Kenneth D King DVD giveaway, it’s safe to say that Kenneth is the most popular boy in the sewing school playground. Kiss chase, Kenneth?
Our winner is Caroline of 4-sisters. Caroline, I’ll be in touch for contact details!
Thank you all for taking part and for your comments about dream classes and fit issues. It’s always so educational to learn about other people’s body quandaries. We all have them!
In other news, a little round-up around The Guardian Fashion Bloggers Network. All the bloggers have been revealed by The Guardian now. Having met these fantastic people, I thought I’d share my overexcited thoughts.
First, hats off to The Guardian. Their selection is sooooo interesting and is going to lead to some fantastic debate and cross-pollination between the bloggers:
Grey Fox blogs about style for the over-40 male. He writes beautifully. He has piercing blue eyes and a kind face. He also wears stunning trousers, and has blogged about colourful trousers here. (My 69-year-old dad has recently been roundly mocked by his immediate family, when he bought and wore a pair of red trousers. Imagine telling my mum and sisters that our patriarch is actually on trend!) Grey Fox is a good’un!
Face Goop. When nervous bloggers gathered around a table in The Guardian’s stunning office, this blogging team of two women soon had us all laughing out loud when they explained their blog – beauty for idiots. Sign me up! They take an irreverent look at beauty products – and when I say irreverent, check this out. These are my kind of people.
Barbara. Oh, Barbara. I fell slightly in love with Barbara when she told us about her blogging – fashion and culture, and why we wear the things we do. I’ve heard details about her future blog posts and - ooh! – it’s gonna be thought-provoking. I think makers will really enjoy her thoughts.
Russ won me over the moment he told me that his wife is a crafter. He’s really lovely and I can see how he manages to be such a successful street photographer – you can’t not like him.
Beth is a true creative collaborator, and this I like a lot. She works with an illustrator to interprete catwalk fashion and comment on it – how clever to bypass the imagery PR offices send out. She’s also very good at organising the rest of us!
Frocks and Frou Frou is an Australian blogger who takes on the challenge of being bigger than a size 12, and runs with it! She supplies constructive answers to fashion dilemmas and looks damn fine. She’s a great writer and just happens to have the type of dewy complexion I would kill for. I already harbour a secret fantasy about making her a dress. Could a blogger in London fit a dress to a blogger in Australia?!
Sharpened Lead blogs about male fashion from the side of the catwalk. Unlike my good self, he understands trends. Maybe he’ll give me some tips! He also has a dog so, you know, I already like him.
Then, there’s me. I’ll be blogging about … I think you know!
The plan is that our network will go live from 11 June onwards. I’ll have a few blog posts go up then as a ‘back list’, covering topics that I think may be interesting to Guardian readers who’ve never really thought about sewing before. After that, I kick in in earnest. I’ve already planned about two months’ worth of material and have been liaising with some fantastically interesting people. I really hope this works! If it does, it will be awesome for all of us. If it doesn’t, you can laugh at me as I fall flat on my face! (I know you wouldn’t. You’d pick me up and give me an ice-cream to make me feel better, wouldn’t you, and a Mr Men plaster for my grazed knee?)