Without further ado, here are the winners of the Laurel Sewing Contest!
(Don’t forget to check out everyone’s submissions in the Colette Patterns Flickr group. You will then understand just how difficult it was for the judges to pick these out.)
Category one: Favorite use of prints
Grand prize: Laura Lee’s watercolor print
Love this gorgeous, large scale print, and the tiny ruffle really adds something. It’s so pretty.
Second prize: Laurwyn’s silk batik
“I purchase this silk BATIK in Indonesia during our honeymoon. The Laurel was the perfect way to showcase it! I enclosed the neckline and sleeves with the bias I made for the occasion. It is my most precious dress!”
Category two: Favorite use of color
“Do you ever have a vision in your head of something you’re creating and it actually turns out exactly how you planned it? That was this dress for me! That moment seems rare for me so I was super excited when I finished sewing! I love the bold colors!”
Second prize: Melissa Ormonde’s coral Laurel
Melissa used a textured cotton on this, and added waist darts by using the darts from the Licorice dress from the Colette Sewing Handbook. She writes:
“For a little extra detail I added two rows of bias tape around the hem, sleeves, and neckline and a little black and white striped bow of petersham ribbon in the center.”
Category three: Self-designed Fabric
Grand prize: SewSewcial’s tattoo-themed dress
An amazing dress by Caroline! She writes:
“I’ve been really inspired by sewing themed tattoos as of late and I’m not quite ready to take the plunge on my skin so I thought about tattooing my clothes. I love this! I silkscreened the sewing machine and measuring tape and then dyed the dress itself. After that I did all of the embroidery.”
Second prize: Melanie’s cut out dress
Melanie didn’t write much about this beauty, but check out all those cut outs! What an amazing creation! Reminds me of Valentino.
Category four: Use of added detail or embellishment
Grand prize: coudsdecoeur’s dress inspired by Navajo weaving
Take a look at the detail close up on this. Incredible work!
Second prize: Florence’s edged peter pan blouse
The simple details on this are so well executed, and the fabric choice is elegant and perfect.
Category five: Fall / Winter version
Grand prize: Smidging’s gem tone Laurel
Just gorgeous! The combination of pink and purple with the bow and color blocking is SO Joan Holloway.
Second prize: Or Brook’s Wool and Swarovski Laurel
This dress is made in 100% wool, and has light and dark green swarovski crystals added at the hem.
Category Six: Readers’ Choice
Here are the winners, chosen by you!
Grand prize: Melissa’s blue and white Laurel
Melissa has won two prizes, congratulations Melissa!
Second prize: Allyson’s scalloped Laurel
I love the combination of girly scallops with a classic color palette.
I’ve contacted all of the winners via Flickr. If you are a winner shown here, be sure to check your Flickr messages for instructions on claiming your goodies.
Thank you everyone for your participation in this amazing contest! I hope you all enjoyed it. Would you like to see more contests like this in the future?