We started out with this announcement and invitation to join us. We then set up the four pools for skirts: a-line, full, straight and children's and shared the lineup of guest posts, including skirts from:
Janica from JaniJo (our readers' choice full skirt winner 2011!)
Michael Ann from Michael Ann Made (our readers' choice straight skirt winner 2011!)
We spent a week parading our awesome Skirt Week sponsors through your living room (or bedroom or office or poolside, wherever it is you read our blog). They included:
After the sponsor parade we identified and thanked our fabulous panel of judges who dug through *365* skirt entries to choose their favorites. Our judges included:
1: Ashley of Lil Blue Boo 2: Meg of Elsie Marley 3: Amy of Mod Podge Rocks and 12 other sites 4: Rae of Made by Rae 5: Michael Ann of Michael Ann Made 6: Sabra of Sew A Straight Line 7: Natasha of Little Pink Monster 8: Jen of Upcycled Education 9: Kim of Crafty NH Mom 10: Disney of Ruffles and Stuff 11: Florence of Flossie Teacakes 12: Jessica of Happy Together 13: Mandy of Sugar Bee Crafts 14: Jess of Craftiness Is Not Optional 15: Stacey of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy 16: Susan of Living With Punks 17: Janica of JaniJo 18: Anna of Noodlehead 19: Jessica of Running With Scissors
And during the week of Skirt Week competition, 40 finalists competed for the four reader's choice and four judge's choice awards. The winners for A-Line, Full, Straight and Children's categories were all finalized.
This year's winners by category were:
A-line Reader's Choice: Skirt With Peepholes by MissPatee!
A-line Judge's Choice: Skirt With Pockets And Snaps by Mie!
Straight Reader's Choice: MissPatee with the Trees in the Forest Skirt!
Straight Judge's Choice: Layers of Petals Skirt by Mama Says Sew!
Full Reader's Choice: Coral Maxiskirt from Tes Pes al Miayo!
Full Judge's Choice: The Crescent Skirt by Looking At Stars!
Children's Reader's Choice: Double Layer Circle Skirt from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
Children's Judge's Choice: Vintagely Modern Skirt by Simple Simon & Co!
WHEW! Can't skirt it any longer. Time for a nap. Thanks, everyone, for playing along!