Vote for your favorite in the SewStylish Fall Jacket Challenge

comments (8) October 20th, 2010     

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Help choose the winner of the SewStylish Fall Jacket Challenge by voting for your favorite from our top 5 finalists. Below are the top five jackets chosen by SewStylish editors as finalists. Check out each of the submissions below (in no particular order) and vote in the poll by October 24th. Winner will be announced on October 25th, 2010. 

First place will receive a $200 gift certificate from Spoonflower (your place to create your own fabrics and find unique pieces designed by other sewers), a copy of Pattern Boutique Version 5 pattern-drafting software from Wild Ginger, and an adjustable dress form from Singer. All together, that's more than $700 in prizes! Second and third place winners will also both receive $50 gift certificates to 

Check out all of the entries in the gallery. See official rules for details.



The Roadside Attraction Jacket by keelyerin


Deep Orange Fall Jacket
by MaterialThing

Multi-zipper Jacket for Jacket Challenge by diCremona

"Fur" Trimmed, Prequilted, Apres Ski Jacket by nancynancy

Re-use Wool Coat by izodiea


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Comments (8)

Mork_the_Dork writes: As a teenager, I know a lot of kids in my school would wear the zipper jacket. Although personlaly i'm a nerd and would choose the orange one because I had a purple one just like it in 2nd grade. I love long costs like that.
Posted: 3:02 pm on October 23rd
izodiea writes: Kimsew- As a full time student, I am encouraged by my teachers to enter every contest possible as an opportunity for exposure and constructive criticism regardless of whether or not we think we will win. It was in this spirit I decided to enter.

I personally thought it was a bit weird too that the rules didn't specify that the garment had to be complete. It seemed an odd gray area to leave open.

I also agree with the needing a model. When I am wearing my jacket it is more of an empire silhouette, where as on the mannequin it is more natural wasted. Such a difference could be potentially huge for a more fitted garment.

Ultimately this contest is decided by votes. Each person will vote for his or hers favorite in whatever condition they find to their liking. Perhaps this is why the editors allowed my jacket to become a finalist?

Posted: 9:33 pm on October 22nd
Alpheda writes: The orange Fall jacket feels so comfortable and warm -- perfect for the Fall weather, for sure! Congratulations to all five finalists. You sewed wonderful jackets.
Posted: 6:36 pm on October 22nd
nehmah writes: The Deep Orange Fall Jacket, with the raglan sleeves, is what I would wear for cold weather. I would select a different color, as orange and I do not get along. :-( Nehmah
Posted: 4:45 pm on October 22nd
Kimsew writes: This is an issue that CraftStylish editors should consider that where is on earth that unfinished item was chosen to be finalist??? To be fair that all items should be completed 100% before deadline. I totally agree with Thomy

My second question is rule should be changed as item need to be actually on model as we need to see how fit it is. With dressform I quite not sure cause actual model body is different.

If sewers think of joining any contest, any competition the item has to be a completed one. Am I right (?)

Izodea - I like your idea to renew 2 suits to this nice jacket. You did a great job really. But besides, I thought you had planty of time to have your item done before deadline. Your post on Threads site was way back to August 13 ...

Posted: 4:01 pm on October 22nd
izodiea writes:
Thomy- Aside from personal Bias of wanting my own project to win, I do not completely disgree with you. That is why in the spririt of fair competition I stated that my garment was not completed from the begginning.
I checked the rules and it did not say anything about garments having to be 100% complete, so I whent ahead and posted my entry.
Posted: 1:47 pm on October 22nd
thomy writes: The reuse wool coat by Izodiea is a fantastic piece,but I take issue with it being a finalist as the designer commented that the garment is not yet finished. I think a "finalist" garment should be complete. I am sure each of the other finalists have fully completed garments.
Posted: 9:20 pm on October 21st
djackson123 writes: I love the Roadside Attraction jacket!!!!
Posted: 7:29 pm on October 20th
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