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As creator of the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge, I have been thrilled with the participation and feedback from the BurdaStyle community!

From my guest blogs about Mary Brooks Picken, Singer, and Coats & Clark, to the craftsmanship seen throughout the Challenge entries, it is clear that vintage style is a vibrant source of inspiration for modern sewing enthusiasts. Thanks to all who participated for sharing your own vintage-inspired modern style/ I hope you were also inspired by each others creativity.

The “BurdaStyle Community Choice” First Place Winner is Slip On Dress by yearling.

The “BurdaStyle Community Choice” Runner Up is Stop the Presses Jacket by nancy2001.

With so many fantastic entries for the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge, it was quite a task to pick just one sponsor’s choice winner! But after much deliberation, I’d like to congratulate….

A Patchy Bias Dress by Justine Abbitt!

Even though there could only be one sponsor’s choice winner, SINGER, Coats & Clark, and I had many favorites. Here are a few designs that we especially admired, and the original patterns they came from:

Amy’s Bag by awcdancer, made from the The Metropolitan Indygo Junction pattern.

Sunny Day Dress by Donna Dill, made from the Indygo Junction pattern All Day Apron

Summer Purse by stephielou, made from the “Summer Purse” pattern in the Vintage Notions book

Raina’s Pretty Pink Dress by celisem, made from the “Practical Nightgown” pattern in the Vintage Notions book

And, the Drawing Room Coat by dupcodeb, made from the Indygo Junction pattern Trench Topper

To continue threading your needle for fun, modern patterns with vintage-inspired style, check out IndygoJunction.com for traditional and ePatterns, how-to’s, videos, books, and supplies. I use my website and blog, AmyBarickman.com, to share fashion and sewing inspiration as well as other vintage content inspired by Mary Brooks Picken and my book, Vintage Notions. The Vintage Workshop houses my collection of digital artwork, projects, and supplies, like printable fabric.

Sign up for eNewsletters from each of my sites and you’ll receive a free “thank you” gift. “Like” my pages on Facebook, and you’ll get another freebie!

Thanks again, BurdaStyle community, for your wonderful energy, and I look forward to staying connected!

- Amy


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    May 1, 2012, 11.23 AMby Billy Smith

    Congratulation winners!!. Really very cute dress and coat. I very like it …..

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    Apr 9, 2012, 11.44 AMby Maria Solovey

    It looks like that no one wins who sew outfit from free pattern… Obviously, the judges look at people who buying and using the cost patterns.

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    Apr 3, 2012, 08.41 AMby rochelle49

    Congratulations! It is wonderful and inspiring to see your creations!

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    Apr 2, 2012, 01.30 AMby sews4kj

    Congratulations to the winners. This was a great challenge and I was excited about the subject and the level of design inspired by the contest’s parameters. Loved the little girl’s dress. Can’t wait for the next one!

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    Apr 1, 2012, 03.00 AMby virginia royston

    Congratulations to the winners! I just have to say I was very dissapointed in the judging process. To have such impressive sponsors, the contest seemed very unprofessional! I never was able to even find my entry! I searched and searched so no one could even vote for me! I am not a sore loser but was very excited then let down over this. I worked hard and got my entry in ,in a timely manner, and really expected the same in return!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 05.53 PMby yearling

    I’m thrilled! This is the first sewing contest I’ve ever entered. Congrats to the other winners and well done to all who entered.

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    Mar 31, 2012, 04.35 PMby marec

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching this contest. I carefully went through the gallery entries (couldn’t we do this a little easier?), and admired everyone’ s efforts and craftsmanship. Congratulations to the winners, and to those who were recognized. Finally, every person who entered added so much to MY sewing inspiration. Thank you!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 03.40 PMby fashionfreek

    O drat i didnt win..lol. Ah well life goes on:-D It was a good challenge. Congrats to the winners. I do like the bag with the bicycle print. :-D Going to get myself a glass of red..lol

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    Mar 31, 2012, 03.33 PMby nancy2001

    I’d like to thank everyone who participated or voted in this contest. All the entries displayed so much creativity and skill that being selected as one of the two BurdaStyle Community Choice winners is an even greater honor. Thank you again!

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      Mar 31, 2012, 04.31 PMby marec

      Congratulations Nancy!

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      Mar 31, 2012, 09.27 PMby CCCouture

      Congratulations Nancy! You had my Vote!

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      Apr 1, 2012, 08.55 PMby Julia Morley

      you had mine, too! Well deserved!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 02.23 PMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it. This is the first contest I have won in my life!

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      Mar 31, 2012, 04.30 PMby marec

      Justine! Awesome for you :-)

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      Apr 1, 2012, 08.55 PMby Julia Morley

      Congratulations :-)

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    Mar 31, 2012, 04.54 AMby ananemone

    congrats to the winners! lovely dress and coat.

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    Mar 30, 2012, 11.49 PMby wiedman

    Oh I was wondering who were the international winners?

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      Mar 31, 2012, 12.50 AMby amybarickman

      Hi Ellen – There was to be a US OR an International winner chosen for both the community winner and the sponsor’s choice. Thanks for asking!

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    Mar 30, 2012, 11.21 PMby wiedman

    Congratulations to the winners, there is so much talent in the world. I took the time to look at every entry and was very impressed with all.. Sad though that I didn’t get to put my own in but time was not on my side and not yet up to scratch with uploading things on the net. Maybe one day. Anyhoot Congrats to the winners..

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