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With over 115 entries this has been our biggest competition ever! Click through both the Part 1 and the Part 2 slide show to see all the entries. You must be signed in to vote and may only vote for each creation once, though you can vote for as many different entries as you like! Voting will be open till 11:59 pm EST on the 16th of Feb so get going!

If you have any questions or don’t see your project included please email us at submissions [at] burdastyle [dot] com . Thanks and best of luck!

See all the rules here


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    Feb 18, 2010, 05.51 PMby betsybesq

    Who are the winners of the competition? I would have expected them to have been posted by now

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    Feb 18, 2010, 05.59 AMby dozaline

    So why are we still being able to post votes for Pink/Red over 24 hours after the voting was supposed to end. Something really wrong here.

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    Feb 13, 2010, 11.15 PMby bows

    It sucks that the slide show had to be in two parts because already part 1 has had over 35 000 more views then part 2 :(

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      Feb 17, 2010, 06.47 AMby punkiedory

      it’s crazy to know that so many people viewed each slideshow but didn’t vote? because the vote tallies don’t come anywhere near the view totals.

      maybe next time it could be viewed in 1 slideshow that randomly generated a different order each time so that different items would be near the front if people got tired of scrolling through and closed out? that way people from the middle to the end don’t get caught up in the “i’m tired of clicking, i’m closing this” problem. does that make sense? i’m not sure, lol.

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    Feb 13, 2010, 03.28 AMby Tanya Peila

    I tottaly agree on the “thread as a design element in the garment.” and how it “appears” many are not like this. Like Alden said we may not be able to see all the detail. I put a lot of thought in on how to make something pink and red ith only accent of black and/or white. Then to add the thread element which you ,ay not be able to tell from the picture but all of my ladybugs were appliqued on, head, spots and bodies. I had to convince myself that using the bottom of the ladybugs for a scalloped edge would work. But it turned out SO cute! This is the first infant dress I have ever made. Normally my garments turn out with on arm longer than the other. I think I will make some more for my adorable baby girl!!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 02.23 PMby damianadesigns

    I have a question: Has anyone else noticed that Part 1 slide show has (at this moment in time) 146,060 views while Part 2 has 113,616 views? I don’t know if it’s just me, but that seems like a mighty big difference in how many people are seeing the garments in the first slide show versus the second, which also seems to be a big advantage for the lucky souls in Part 1. Is that fair? I wonder if doing tiles with thumbnails might give everyone more of an equal footing so that everyone gets a chance at being seen.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 11.15 PMby amandahaas

    VOTE for my corset! In honor of the late McQueen

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    Feb 11, 2010, 07.08 AMby loyl8

    I am just happy people liked my dress and there were soo many people inspired, but…..I do wish that people followed the rules, it’s just a bummer for people who did and put that extra thought into it. It did make it alot more time consuming figuring out the details. Mine you can’t really see my thread detail from afar, but if you look at my project with burda i zigzagged all the edges of the scallop rows. Well good luck to everyone. Im really excited to see who wins and the top 10. question?: does the top 10 include the winner?

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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.48 AMby bows

    I just noticed that the picture I used as my main (opening) picture is different then the one you used as in the slide show for both my dresses…I was just wondering why and how you chose the pictures you used for the slide show Thanks :)

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      Feb 10, 2010, 03.59 PMby alden

      Those pictures were awesome but i was scared that you couldn’t see the dresses completely and see how cool they were!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 04.59 AMby couturecutie

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      Feb 15, 2010, 04.00 AMby alanagrace

      You need the most votes, there isnt a number

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    Feb 10, 2010, 02.06 AMby mysticone

    I don’t think too many of the designers paid attention to the rules. Most of all, it seems like only a few even included the idea of the contest (Heart Disease and survivors of Breast Cancer). The other thing, there weren’t many that included, “thread as a design element in the garment.” So everyone, knowing that: out of the people who actually followed those rules – who do you think should win? Do you think that if the garment is well made, and at least includes pink and red that it should win regardless of not having the topstitching?

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      Feb 10, 2010, 11.22 AMby skwarynia

      Oh yes I agree-there are many entries which did not include thread as a designing element. That’s weird for me, really. I created a dress for this contest and I paid attention to all the rules, but I think that not everybody did this. And I totally agree with you-if the slide show included only those entries which followed the rules, the list would be much shorter

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      Feb 10, 2010, 04.01 PMby alden

      A lot of the garments had thread design elements that can’t be seen in the picture because, lets say, it was on the back. It’s hard with only one picture to show all the amazing work that went into these creations but with the resources that we have here that’s what we can do! :)

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      Feb 10, 2010, 05.45 PMby punkiedory

      i agree that some did not follow the rules, BUT many of these projects (I checked out most of them when they were in the projects section) include thread as a design element and are definitely red and pink, but the pictures just get washed out-plus they are smaller pics—so it is hard to see all the detail.

      i put a lot of thought into the rules, my dress is all pink, has crescent shaped embroidering on the seam line and the belt, has topstitching, handstitching, and has embroidery floss attaching buttons on the dress and the vintage gloves—but it’s hard to tell all that from the pics! but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there!

      maybe give some people the benefit of the doubt :)

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    Feb 9, 2010, 11.19 PMby prseam48

    Keep in mind that color doesn’t always show up accurately on the computer. Pink can wash out completely. Also, with only one photograph per entry details can get kind of lost.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 09.46 PMby amandahaas

    thanks, i appreciate it. :)

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    Feb 9, 2010, 05.24 PMby amandahaas

    wow, i like how my entry didn’t get in. hmmmm. weird. since i entered. little P-Oed

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      Feb 9, 2010, 06.17 PMby alden

      Hey Amanda, sorry about that! Again, if you send it to submissions i will put it in immediately

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      Feb 9, 2010, 06.21 PMby alden

      Hey Amanda,
      I did see that but since it said “red and pink” instead of “pink and red” and mentioned nothing about the contest and was for sale on etsy I thought it was just a coincidence. I will put it on now! Thanks for your patience.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 04.37 PMby ichigogirl

    GREAT that you can vote for more than one, since it’s almost impossible to vote otherwise (very time consuming to look through them all and pick the ONE). I was wondering about the entries, I quote from the rules: “The project must be predominately pink and red.” “Neutral colors such as black or white or a coordinating print can be part of the garment, but pink and red must be the main colors.” " You must use thread as a design element in the garment. For example—decorative stitching, embroidery, thread painting, topstitching—be creative!" When I had a quick look at the entries, I saw quite a few in ONLY pink, or only red. And many seem to lack thread as a design element. I didn’t join the competition myself, so this is not in personal interest, but I rather hope the winning entry has followed the rules, since some of the participants have made a real effort to fill all the requirements! Will you make sure of that?

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    Feb 9, 2010, 02.42 PMby cgm5498

    Yeah I know two dresses I’m voting for!!!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 11.40 AMby janul

    I wish I could see thumbnails of all the projects… than it would be so much easier to come back to something I liked and vote… Very time consuming to click through all the pictures.

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      Feb 9, 2010, 03.50 PMby alden

      Hey Janul,
      We are totally thinking about this too, it’s on our list!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 01.52 AMby mysticone

      I agree, wasting time for the page to load then getting an ad… definitely a distraction. Made me not want to vote.

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      Feb 10, 2010, 10.18 AMby stephaniefaith

      Yes please, do this :) So much quicker.

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      Feb 10, 2010, 11.19 AMby skwarynia

      I think that everyone wants to see thumbnails of all the projects-it’s much quicker and easier. But it also demans much more work of those who prepare the site for us. And believe me it’s hard to take control over that amount of project/pictures [115!]. I think that we have many facilities on the new burda site, and we have to appreciate it:)

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    Feb 9, 2010, 09.41 AMby silke

    It’s funny! Today I was wondering what will happen next with the coats&clark challenge and especially when… Now I clicked through the slide shows and I am really thrilled about all these pink&red projects! How many shades of these colours and how many wonderful projects!

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