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Time to vote on the Summer Sloper Design Contest Winner! Update: Congratulations to Ellen Hattelund.

Let’s have a big round of applause for everyone who entered our Summer Sloper Design Challenge. We received 10 beautiful entries using all three BurdaStyle pattern slopers. Narrowing down entries for voting was not easy, but here are the top 5. Vote for your favorite below. The winner will receive Mend & Make Fabulous: Sewing Solutions and Fashionable Fixes by Denise Wild, a pattern of their choice from BurdaStyle.com, and 5 yards of fabric from the Violet Craft Brambleberry Collection courtesy of MichaelMillerFabrics.com!

Sydcow’s Back to School Classic

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See more project details here.

Khalinah Khan’s Skirt and Bustier

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See more project details here.

Ellen Hattelund’s Top and Skirt with Neon Details

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See more project details here.

Tonje Petterson’s Club Dress

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See more project details here.

Kisses Plaid Dress

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See more project details here.

Pick your favorite below! Voting will close Friday, August 22.

Voting is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Ellen Hattelund! We’ll be in touch shortly regarding your prize.

Feeling inspired? Get the Basic Pant Sloper, Basic Bodice and Sleeve Sloper, and Basic Skirt Sloper.

You can see all 10 contest entries in the Summer Sloper Design Contest Gallery.


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    Aug 23, 2014, 01.30 AMby schnui

    Congratulations Ellen, your outfit is a winner.

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    Aug 18, 2014, 11.54 PMby Irina Schwab

    Ellen, you are too kind. However, that’s not really what this is all about. Some of the projects simply have nothing to do with using the slopers in any event, so the competition regulations are breached. They are completely random patterns which have been put forward as attempts to use and modify the slopers. Burdastyle, what on earth is going on??!! Do you actually read the project description?!

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    Aug 18, 2014, 07.32 PMby Irina Schwab

    This is for the third time in the last few weeks Burda uses my projects on its Facebook page to encourage and “inspire” contestants to participate – which is, of course, a great compliment for my work and for which I am grateful – yet, I am then not even selected for fellow members’ voting. I am not too fussed about the competition and winning, dress making for me is a hobby and even more, a passion. However, is it, really, fair?!

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      Aug 18, 2014, 08.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Irina, I love your dress – and of course you should be one the finalist!

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    Aug 18, 2014, 06.32 PMby IDia

    cant beleve that these are the top five!!!!!!! What was your criteria to choise these projects as finalist???? Tell me that was random, cause if other criteria were involved, Im realy wondering about your sence for fashion and style! No offence to the participants, they did great job but I realy was especting much more from Burda staff!

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