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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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    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 JCM Collections

    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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    Feb 26, 2013, 08.56 PMby nouvellegamine

    very nice! I think the Elizabeth silhouette was clearly the favorite among voters. It is a very versatile style. I am really happy Burdastyle chose jon994’s uneven hem dress. It’s truly spectacular.

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    Feb 26, 2013, 07.22 PMby dottiep

    Congratulations! Well done!

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