Laurel contest: Cast your vote for Readers’ Choice!

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readers-choice-all

Wow. You guys have truly blown me away.

I knew this contest would be a lot of fun, but after going through over 1000 (!!!!) photos of your Laurels, I am just floored by your creativity, humor, and talent.

My only regret is that I can’t recognize all of the entries here. There were so many amazing creations that I just had to keep whittling and whittling my choices down. I know the other judges felt the same way; they all said how incredibly difficult this was! I seriously urge you guys to check out everything in the Flickr pool right now.

But here are the twenty we finally chose for you to vote on. Each will have a link to the entry on Flickr, if you’d like to see more or read their description.

Choose 5 favorites

We are going to use instant runoff voting to choose the winners, which will both make this more fair and allow you to choose more than one favorite.

  1. Take a look at the entries below.
  2. Choose five favorites.
  3. Click the link for the voting form and rank your top five, in order of preference (first should be your most favorite, second is your second most favorite, etc).

We’ll then use the instant runoff method to tally the votes.

The winners of this Readers Choice category will be announced on Monday, along with the winners chosen by our judges for the other categories. Please vote by midnight Pacific on May 17.

The contestants

1tinyshark:

1tinyshark


byathinthread
:

byathinthread

candyajoyce
:

candyajoyce

crystal pleats:

crystalpleats-01

crystalpleats-02


dapperduds
:

dapperduds

Fickle Sense:

ficklesense

idreamin42colors:

idreamin42colours

melissaormonde:

melissaormonde

melissaormonde-03

melissaormonde-04

missalliemass:

missalliemass

missalliemass2

m.konieczki:

mkonieczki

mkonieczki2

savorystitches:

savorystitches-02

savorystitches

Scruffybadgertime:

scruffybadgertime

The Sew Convert:

sewconvert

Sew Festive:

sewfestive-02

sewfestive

SewSewcial:

sewsewcial-02

sewsewcial-04

sewsewcial

smidging:

smidging-02

smidging

staindrop:

staindrop

veganbakesale:

veganbakesale-02

veganbakesale

velvettongue:

velvettongue

xeniakathryn:

xeniakathryn-01

xeniakathryn

Vote!

Got your 5 favorites?

Click here to vote!

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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Comments 52

Janey hahamissymoo.blogspot.com

Wow, you guys had a tough job. We’ve now got a tough job too! Congrats to everyone getting to the final 20, they all look amazing!

Inge windwardwearables.com

Great choices! I’ve spent quite some time looking through all the entries and some of my favorites made it on this list. Made voting a little easier :) So much inspiration! Well done ladies.

Ami Lowden sewinglondon.co.uk

WOW!! I love all of these! So amazing seeing everyone’s creativity. LOVE IT!

Paige @ LPD luxperdiem.com

These are all so wonderful!
Are reader’s choice entries eligible to win other categories?

Carrie

I was wondering that too. Some of these ladies have other lovely Laurels in their photostream

Sarai colettepatterns.com

Yes, they’re judged separately so they can win more than one.

Stephanie starcross-sewing.blogspot.com

They are all so cool! it was really hard to vote!

Carla

All are amazing, very hard to pick. Wish best of luck to all of them!!!

Tilly tillyandthebuttons.com

Oh my goodness, it’s just so hard to choose – they’re ALL so gorgeous!!! Wow, what creativity! Can I have them all, please?

Julie

All the entries are so creative and fun! Hard choices!!!!!

Lynn americanagefashion.com

What an eye opener! This is a fabulous idea to inspire sewing creativity.

Holly

These are so much fun, and obviously a lot of work went into them, so it’s hard to vote! Congrats to all the finalists, and thanks for providing inspiration!

fancystephanie fancystephanie.wordpress.com

I’m in love with melissaormonde’s dress. I like how she altered it to fit her body! I think I will do the same thing!

Magali

Yes, i was going to say the same. I am impressed by Melissaormonde’s: dress and how well it fits her. Very good job, everyone.

Lauren lladybird.wordpress.com

Wow, you weren’t kidding – that was really difficult! I can’t imagine how hard it was to narrow it down to that pool. Good luck to everyone :)

El thepinkhamster.com

absolutely delicious!!! This was very fun voting! Can’t wait to hear who the winner is. All seem very deserving! Thanks for doing this very fun contest!

Brooke gracenutsblog.com

I am glad you let us have 5 choices! There are so many beautiful dresses!

Lara larageach.blogspot.com

Wow – awesome dresses! It was really hard to choose … good luck girls!

Annie tulleandtweed

Oh my word, how on earth do you choose? What a wonderful selection, such ceativity and talent. Sarai credit to you too for being so inspirational and encouraging.

Amie letsbeamie.wordpress.com

Wow! These are lovely dresses! It’s always so inspiring to see different variations of the same pattern, and what you can let your creativity run away with in terms of fabric and embellishment choices.

Samina

Tough choices! I’m blown away by how creative some of these people are. I’m definitely stealing some of these ideas for my version(s) of Laurel. Congrats to all of you!

merritt neuralpop.com

I was watching my tivo’d episode of SNL last night and couldn’t help but notice Kristen Wiig’s dress during the opening monologue. It looks EXACTLY like a laurel pattern… the more I inspected it (to the best of my ability) the more similar they seemed- sleeve length, possibly same dart placement, etc. I linked to the image here: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1133329/thumbs/o-KRISTEN-WIIG-SNL-MONOLOGUE-facebook.jpg

It wouldn’t surprise me if someone in the SNL costume department is a Colette patterns fan…

Marie asewingodyssey.blogspot.com

Oh my word, I don’t know how you managed to narrow it down to just 20! So many pretty dresses, will have to think about it seriously before voting!

Sarah rhinestonesandtelephones.blogspot.com

It has been so amazing, humbling, and inspiring to be a part of this! Thank you so much, Sarai, for inviting me to judge!

Good luck to all the entries! I cannot wait to see the winners!

allie missalliemass.blogspot.com

Thank you so much for including me in this line up of really excellent ladies and their beautiful dresses! I’m honored to be in this company :)

Serena

So many lovely Laurels that suit their wearers.

Tiphaine

Pfff….that was sooooo hard to choose !!!!!

Fickle Sense ficklesense.com

All inspiring looks here! Great work everyone one, very creative!
……I was certainly surprised to see my crab creation listed. Thanks a bunch.

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Haylee hayleeatkinson.blogspot.com

Veganbakesale’s dress is amazing!!

Julia Bobbin juliabobbin.com

WOWSERS! These dresses are amazing!! So many are my favourites that it’s so hard to choose! Just voted. Thank God we get to choose 5 or I’d be at a loss!

Amazing work everyone!

Xenia Kathryn xeniat.blogspot.com

WHOOA!!?? Thank you so much Sarai and the judges! How thrilling and humbling to be nominated alongside such gorgeous creations! :D Big thanks for another great pattern, and for all you do!

Lucinda

Oh my word, so many GORGEOUS dresses. Well done to all these ladies, they have done spectacular jobs! As everyone has said, it was difficult to narrow it down to 5 – best of luck to everyone!!

Stacey blog.asof.co

I cannot believe that xeniekathryn drew the Wild Things creatres herself, now THAT is multitalented!

Mika savorystitches.blogspot.com

So happy to be included in this great group. Thank you! :)

Mara

wow all you ladies did an amazing job!! I can only hope to sew as beautiful as you all one day!

SewSewcial

This is so very exciting! Thanks to all the judges. This was such an amazing and inspiring idea, I had so much fun imagining new Laurel variations, it reminded me of painting and gave me a veracious appetite for sewing again!
-Caroline “SewSewcial”

1TinyShark

Whao! How totally mental!!! The idea that my Laurel would be shortlisted for the readers choice category of the competition never, never, ever entered my head! Especially after seeing everyone’s submissions – absolutely humbled to be in this talented company :)

Flavie flavnkti.blogspot.fr

All dresses are really original and great, the choice was really difficult !! But that’s done :)

Did madanimalstories.blogspot.com

so beautiful dress !!!
I entry the form, but i would share my rank ^^
Staindrop, i love the colors !
M.Konieczki, love the fabric !!!! I never see a dress like that, I think I would please to meet someone with that !
Melissaormonde : love all the beautiful details…. so subtile !
Candyajoyce : the ink is beautiful and sophisticated !
Fickle Sense : love love the color ! I regret to not see the back !

congratulations ALL !!!!!

Did madanimalstories.blogspot.com

(I inverted the comments between Staindrop and M.konieczki, but the rank is right ^^)

Maryall handmadebymaryall.blogspot.com

I absolutely love some of these! Congratulations to everyone who participated, you did a great job! Sorry that The amazing taracat didn’t make it in the finals, her goldfish Laurel is stunning!

Cornelle

What an inspiration!!! I’m blown away. Congratulations to all these creative souls!

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Catherine

Has anyone made the Laurel as a knee length dress? or just below the knee? I really like this pattern, but all the examples I’ve seen are waaaaaaay too short! Does it still look proportionally okay at a longer length?
Thanks.

Paige @ LPD luxperdiem.com

I lengthened mine to the knee. I think it still looks good!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bodybelowyou/8633626081/in/set-72157627053139093/

Catherine

Thanks!, that helps a lot

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