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You voted, we tallied and now it’s time to announce the winners of the Party Through the Decades Competition presented by BERNINA 3 Series! Drum roll please….

The BurdaStyle community voted for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners:

First place, a $300US cash prize, goes to damianadesigns!!!

Second place, a $100US cash prize, goes to chartreuseant!!!

Third place, a $50US cash prize, goes to feemo!!!

Remember how BERNINA was also picking their favorite to receive a brand new BERNINA 3 Series sewing machine? Well, after much deliberation, BERNINA chose kelepso as the grand prize recipient! This is the first time a man has ever won a competition on BurdaStyle and we couldn’t be happier about it!!

Kelepso also happens to be our Featured Member of the week (pure coincidence!). Get to know him here!

Congratulations to all of you, who wowed us with your amazing skills, fantastic garments and unique inspirations. Wear your party looks well this Holiday Season!

Thanks go out to BERNINA for their help in activating this competition and congratulations to all of you who participated, we can’t wait to see what you guys submit for our next competition. Stay tuned!

Step up to a machine that won’t hold you back: The BERNINA 3 Series. The affordable new line combines superior performance, outstanding durability, and incredible Swiss engineering.


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    Dec 14, 2010, 09.38 PMby fashionfreek

    Well done to the winners. Well done to those who submitted feel proud.:-)

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    Dec 14, 2010, 08.39 PMby janul

    Wow, that Damiana just wins everything! But what can I say? I love what she made :) Congrats to kelepso!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 08.00 PMby jem1022

    Congrats to all the members… Especially Kelepso…. Represent!!!!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 07.48 PMby ladysophie

    Congrats to the winners they are awesome!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 07.41 PMby parkcitygirl

    Wow! Congratulations to all the winners!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 06.49 PMby mlssfshn

    I’m not a sore looser, but it’s sad to see, unfinished garments repeatly win on Burda Style. Not only did the winning garment have no hemmed edges, there were pins all in the close up images. Congratulations to the other 3. In future competitions there needs to be varification of the completness of the garment and mre than just community voting.

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      Dec 14, 2010, 07.51 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi mlssfshn,

      We appreciate your suggestion and engagement. What designers consider “finished” is often a matter of taste and style. In damianadesigns’ case, her raw hems were an intended style choice. Defining what makes a garment “finished” or “complete” is certainly a very interesting discussion! We look forward to polling the community on this topic in the near future.

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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      Dec 15, 2010, 07.12 PMby mlssfshn

      Rachel, she never mentioned in her discription intentionally leaving the edges unfinished. If you look at the close up picture you can also see pins still in the garment holding it together. I am glad you are going to poll the community about this topic.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 06.24 PMby feemo

    This was so exciting that I almost want another themed-competition ;;)


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    Dec 14, 2010, 06.10 PMby eghbravo

    Congratulations to all the winners…Burdastyle is such a talented community!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 05.22 PMby knt831

    Congratulations to all the winners! You are all so talented and inspiring!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 05.13 PMby damianadesigns

    What a great company of creative-artist-designers to be with! You guys all rock, beautiful work!!!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 05.06 PMby kelepso

    I am absolutely speechless! My jaw is still on the floor. What a Christmas this will be. Thank you BERNINA & BurdaStyle & all the other members that believed in me. I am the luckiest member in the world right now.

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      Dec 14, 2010, 05.15 PMby damianadesigns

      You are so talented! I am so glad you won the machine, you totally earned it!

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      Dec 14, 2010, 05.34 PMby ladykatza

      HOORAY! I’m SO GLAD you won! Awesomesauce that is!

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      Dec 14, 2010, 05.40 PMby kelepso

      Congratulations to you to Damianadesigns.

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      Dec 16, 2010, 08.16 PMby stuffit-1

      I would have been very disappointed if your your great talent wouldn’t have been seen!

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      Dec 17, 2010, 03.22 AMby kelepso

      Thank you stuffit-1

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    Dec 14, 2010, 05.04 PMby gaidig

    All of you totally deserved to win. Good work!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 04.59 PMby rebeccaaa

    I am so happy for you all! Congrats!!!!!!!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 04.11 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona


    no nooo i’m kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    congrats to all the winners, i knew damiana would win the minute i saw it :) can’t wait to see what kelepso makes with his shiny new toy…. i’m so jealous! (actually i’m not kidding about that part, i am green with envy and the only thing that will help is some egg nog. luckily i have some handy.)

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    Dec 14, 2010, 03.30 PMby qsogirl

    Wow! These creations are incredible! Congratulations to the winners, you did fabulous work!!

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