Wow, what an absolutely fantastic response we had to the New To Me sewing contest for Indie Pattern Month! 39 interesting, inspiring, and varied garments from a wide range of indie designers were stitched up and entered in the contest! Everything from sporty to formal, underwear to jackets, and summer to winter. We had so much fun reading all the posts, looking at all the images, and getting inspired by all of your creativity. (Want to see more about any of the creations in this post? Just click on the image.)
And it sounds like you had fun, too! We had 462 votes on the New To Me contest – a huge thank-you to everyone who took the time to cast a vote for who they thought should win!
And now, the voting has finished. We’ve counted up the community votes, the judges have scored each entry, and we’ve tallied up the scores so we can answer the big question – who won???
Now, the winners were chosen through a mix of community vote and scores from the judges. 50% of their total score came from the community votes, and 50% from the judges scores, so the winners are the ones who were popular, well executed, and well photographed. And my, it was a close contest! (Seriously, we’re talking 0.5% between a few of the top contenders here.)
But sadly, much as we’d love to give a prize to everyone, there can be only four winners. (Although you’re all winners, really, as you all have fabulous new garments to wear and maybe even a new favourite indie designer or two that you’ve discovered!)
So, here goes……
Jenna with her Circley Tiramisu dress!
Zara with her Watson jacket in funky plaid!
Laura with her Deer&Doe Datura blouse!
Anne with her Carme in Liberty!
Congratulations everyone! We’re sending each of you emails to let you know you’ve won.
We’d also like to give a huge thank-you to the sponsors of the New To Me contest, who have each donated prizes, and without whom we couldn’t do the Indie Pattern Month contests – you’re all amazing! Thank you to….