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Ladies and gentlemen, the votes are in and it is time to announce the winners of the Summer Sewing Challenge.

Out of 10 finalists, the BurdaStyle community voted for their favorite entries. The grand prize winner, having received 272 votes, was ceding with her project: Summer in Miami. The runner up, having received 266 votes, was Spinneret with her project: Chevron!

Congratulations ceding!

“I was inspired by Miami Beach the epitome of summer if you ask me. The art deco inspiration, bright colors in every corner, light breezes, the ocean, everything screams paradise. I wanted my dress to bring the colors of Miami beach, and the movement of it’s blue oceans.”

For this project ceding used the Theresa pattern as a base, altering the dress by giving it a full circle skirt, adding a large keyhole opening to the back, and of course, pockets. Oh, and did you catch the not that this dress was hand sewn? Way to go, ceding!

Congratulations Spinneret!

Spinneret is right about one thing, this is a not-so-simple white blouse! Spinneret used the Liz pattern as a base, altering the blouse by replacing the front facing with a placket and slashing and spreading the front and back to create Chevron pleats. I think we all agree, this is an impressive alteration!

Ceding will be awarded the beautiful retro SINGER One™ sewing machine and Spinneret will be awarded an Expert Finish iron from SINGER.

Thanks goes out to all of the talented participants and SINGER for making this Summer Sewing Challenge possible.


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    Aug 17, 2012, 06.03 PMby 10ashus

    Congratulations, Ceding and Spinnerete. And, thank you to all the sewers who participated for the inspiration and motivation you gave me.

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    Aug 15, 2012, 01.26 PMby fashionfreek

    Well done pat on the backs to all who took part. Congrats to the winners too:-D

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    Aug 15, 2012, 01.10 PMby wickedseamstresst

    Congrats to both of you ladies, they both look outstanding!

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    Aug 15, 2012, 12.29 PMby bright-ideas-studio

    Congratulations, and thanks BurdaStyle! This was SEW much fun….can’t wait to do it again!

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    Aug 15, 2012, 12.19 PMby Celia Lima

    Both impressive!

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    Aug 15, 2012, 07.08 AMby darkhorse

    Congratulations! :)

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    Aug 15, 2012, 06.06 AMby fatticatti

    Greazt the 2 i really like best! Well done girls!

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    Aug 15, 2012, 02.48 AMby ceding

    Yey! Thank you Burdastyle & Singer! And Congrats to Spinneret! Will Burdastyle contact us to get shipping info?

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    Aug 15, 2012, 12.15 AMby arisaid

    Congratulations. You have both done so well.

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    Aug 14, 2012, 09.27 PMby pantu

    Congrats!!! i love the white shirt!

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    Aug 14, 2012, 06.53 PMby SassyT

    Congrats ladies.

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