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The votes are in! Read on to find out the winners of the BurdaStyle Vintage Modern Sewing Contest.

To kick off the new year, we celebrated the release of our new book with an exciting sewing competition open to the international BurdaStyle community – the BurdaStyle Vintage Modern Sewing Contest – and the turnout was wonderful!

The contest requirement was to enter a fashion sewing creation that showcased your take on giving a vintage look a modern spin, using one of the 5 base patterns from the book. You can read all about the contest details here. When the deadline was met and all submissions were in, the BurdaStyle team selected and posted 20 finalists in a slideshow gallery and the community voting began!

The Grand Prize goes to Community Choice Winner, with 557 votes, Elochka for her Scala Dress. Elochka will be receiving a $100 USD gift card to Hart’s Fabric, 3 yards of fabric from Spoonflower of the winner’s choosing, a $50 USD gift card to MOO that can be used toward the purchase of 40 postcards or 100 business cards, a fabric assortment from B&J Fabrics (approximately $550 USD in value), and a limited edition BurdaStyle tote bag.

Congratulations Elochka!

The BurdaStyle Community Choice Runner-Up, with 455 votes, goes to Gurda8 for her Dream Date Dress. Gurda8 will be receiving a $100 USD gift card to MOO that can be used toward the purchase of 80 postcards or 200 business cards and a limited edition BurdaStyle tote bag.

Congratulations Gurda8!

The BurdaStyle Favorite goes to jon994 for her Springtime Fun and Couture Dress. She will be receiving a new travel iron.

Congratulations jon994!

Thank you to all for participating in this fun and inspiring competition. We were overwhelmed by your response and by the talent displayed in each contest entry.


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    Sep 23, 2014, 07.25 AMby sarahmario

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    Aug 27, 2014, 03.24 AMby lilyprichard

    ohhhhh i wish i could have wone this contest it looks absolutely fabulous, such a shame I couldn’t enter oldwivestail

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    Aug 23, 2014, 03.58 PMby Mary Ann McCann

    These dress were in style in the 50’s when I was young and woman dressed so elegant!!!

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    Aug 23, 2014, 11.25 AMby Donaj

    Congratulations from me as well…. I agree with everyone here, the new design really is amazing. Keep up the good work. Regards Angela

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    Aug 21, 2014, 07.00 AMby vivian08 vivian05

    Wow! I like the style

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    Jul 12, 2014, 03.42 PMby Lcanaled Lcanaled

    Everybody did a great job. Love the dresses.

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    Jul 9, 2014, 11.37 PMby sew4my3

    Congratulations to the winners! That must have been a hard decision as they are all so stunning. Well done!

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    May 9, 2014, 06.29 AMby Joanna Olive

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    Feb 17, 2014, 05.31 AMby LadiesOwnstyles

    Congratulation for this beautiful stunning design, I agree with “Irina” I thought your project was the most elaborate and original by far! LadiesOwnStyle

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    Jun 19, 2013, 03.30 AMby deeplus6

    Wow! Great dresses, very inspiring to give it a go too! Congrats to the top three!

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    Mar 3, 2013, 04.20 PMby Karin Sicheritz

    Congratulations to the winners! Great dresses all three of them! Nice work which is very inspiring, thanks!

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    Mar 2, 2013, 11.26 PMby nouvellegamine

    Wow. Even after being reminded by Burdastyle that there are actual people’s feelings at stake, other people are still slamming the winners. I understand how disappointing it is to not win. I enter art contests all the time and it’s hard to realize someone preferred someone else’s work to your own. But criticizing someone else’s project in a public forum is not the best way to deal with your disappointment. :/

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      Jul 27, 2013, 10.51 AMby ruthiesews

      I couldn’t agree more, nouvellegamine. And I say, let’s be happy for the talented gals who won by their own merits.
      The Scala Dress and the Springtime Fun and Couture Dress are my personal favorites. We are all in this sewing project together, therefore….. it all begins with RESPECT.

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    Feb 27, 2013, 04.36 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Please be aware that your comments are public and please be respectful of all members. If you would like to offer your feedback but fear it is at the expense of another member, please write us directly at

    A big “Thank you!” goes out to all contest participants and voters from the BurdaStyle Team.


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    Feb 27, 2013, 12.26 PMby Linda74Sews

    Excellent choices. The dresses are indeed prize worthy. Congratulations ladies.

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      Mar 1, 2013, 07.32 AMby Elochka

      Thank you Linda!

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    Feb 27, 2013, 11.54 AMby ral

    Congrats Elochka, i was sure that you will be the one :)
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      Mar 1, 2013, 07.32 AMby Elochka

      Thanks so much ral!

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    Feb 27, 2013, 11.50 AMby matrowland

    Congratulations guys, all three are amazing creations!

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    Feb 27, 2013, 06.07 AMby lynday

    Everyone did an outstanding job at creating something new. Congratulations to the winners!! Look forward to the next one

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    Feb 27, 2013, 03.24 AMby emperorny67

    Yes I told you that those were the winners you people choose the right ones, congratulations to all of them

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    Feb 27, 2013, 01.22 AMby BurdaStyle Support

    Hi misumihaela and Irina:

    The top two winners were chosen by the community during voting and not BurdaStyle staff directly.


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      Feb 27, 2013, 04.16 PMby BurdaStyle Support

      Thank you for your feedback misumihaela, and I apologize for misunderstanding your comment. Please know that it was a very hard decision and we feel each and every project entry was impressive and inspiring.

      We will take everyone’s feedback into consideration for future contests and promotions.



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    Feb 27, 2013, 12.29 AMby keekee7

    Congratulations..! to all three of you. I really loved all three of the dresses you guys picked really nice fabrics for your designs.

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    Feb 26, 2013, 10.43 PMby Elochka

    Thanks so much to everyone who voted for me and of course thanks so much to the Burdastyle team for organizing this contest. A lot of dresses in the competition were very inspiring and beautiful, and I had the nice surprise to find a very dinamic and motivating community over here. It was a very exciting month but definitely worth the effort and the wait. I also LOVE the book and can’t wait to try more of the patterns in it. Me happy!!! :D

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      Feb 27, 2013, 07.44 PMby Lucia Rotundu

      Congratulations Elochka… You totally deserved the first place … and I am very glad that you did it!

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      Feb 27, 2013, 11.47 PMby hbecho

      I am so happy!!!! I voted on your dress!!!!
      It is AMAZINGLY beautiful! And you picked the right fabrics for this dress!!!
      I hope to see here more of your creations!!!
      Kisses from Portugal!

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