And the Fall Fashion Challenge Winner Is...

comments (10) October 7th, 2009     

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The winner of the Fall Fashion Challenge!
VeryPrairies plaid top inspired by Vivienne Westwood
The winner of the Fall Fashion Challenge!

The winner of the Fall Fashion Challenge!

Photo: VeryPrairie

You voted and the winner of the SewStylish Fall Fashion Challenge is Very Prairie!

Her Vivienne Westwood Anglomania-inspired top was first place after more than 2,000 votes! She is now the proud owner of more than $1,200 in prizes including:

  • The Ottlite Craft Plus Floor Lamp: Shed a little light on your sewing projects with this amazing lamp. See colors true to their actual tones with the patented bulb, and adjust the flexible neck that's perfect for any working area.
  • Baby Lock Sophia Embroidery and Sewing Machine: Start sewing and embroidering with BabyLock's Sophia Embroidery machine. This machine does double duty with a removable embroidery bed and 70 built-in embroidery designs. The machine also has 67 built-in stitches for regular sewing and comes with 8 snap-on presser feet.
  • Threads Industry Insider Techniques DVDs, Volumes 1 & 2 : Learn techniques and tips from the pros with these DVDs. Straight from the editors of Threads, these DVDs are full of know-how any sewer can't live without. Perfect for sewers of any level, this collection will become an invaluable tool in your sewing room.

This year's challenge inspired you to upload more than 60 entries to this contest, and we were so inspired by all of your amazing designs. Thanks to all who entered and a big congrats to Very Prairie!

If you'd like to see all of the entries, check out the Fall Fashion Challenge Gallery

"This vest was inspired by a Vivienne Westwood Anglomania top. It's a great piece for fall because it can be worn alone on warmer days or layered over another shirt when chilly. I used Vogue 8385 to construct the top and drafted an L-shaped peplum pattern to better resemble the designer original. I carefully lined up the plaid cotton fabric and added a row of covered buttons to the front. My favorite part is that the inside is completely finished with rayon lining, so it looks just as nice as the outside."

Still in the competing mood? Enter the Make It Pink Challenge for a chance to win more than $200 worth of thread from Gutermann.

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Comments (10)

carrielyn writes: Very classy!
Posted: 12:42 pm on August 28th
Toffy writes: Wonderful choices on this stylish top. I think it looks much better than the original design that inspired you. The original looks so sloppy. Yours is very well done. Congratulations on your win.
Posted: 9:29 am on November 2nd
SewWannaBeGreat writes: From your choice of fabric, garment pattern and quality of your constuction, this is an excellent piece!
Posted: 9:53 am on October 12th
EdeeJoyce writes: This so cute! I like the plaid. Brilliant!
Posted: 1:41 am on October 8th
VeryPrairie writes: Awesome! Thank you to everyone for your kind comments, I am really appreciative of your support. I am absolutely humbled to be counted among such fine entries. Wowzer, this was a close one, which really speaks to the excellence of each garment. Also, a big thank you to SewStylish! Thank you!
Posted: 1:36 am on October 8th
laleeleela writes: Congratulations! I'm glad my vote helped you win - you deserve it!
Posted: 7:57 pm on October 7th
BLANCHED writes: CONGRATULATIONS, YOU DESERVE THE WIN. IT'S IMPECABLY MADE
Posted: 7:39 pm on October 7th
loveMaegan writes: SO CUTE!
Posted: 6:33 pm on October 7th
nofunsally writes: Congratulations to Very Prairie on the win. Time for me to overcome my fears of plaid.
Posted: 6:13 pm on October 7th
Lauraleeva writes: Why can't we view the percentages of the vote distribution??
Posted: 3:31 pm on October 7th
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