#M7542 Contest Winners!

#m7542 contest judging

Wow, this was such a hard contest to judge! We had well over 100 submissions and they were each fantastic. Our team of judges, which included our designers (like Jackie, above) and members of our marketing team, had a really hard time narrowing the choices to one winner and a few honorable mentions. But here they are!

Overall Winner: Candice of Sew My Time. Our judges loved the fit, the fabric, the styling, and just how incredibly great this top looks on Candice. She is the winner of a $100 gift certificate to Vogue Fabrics and $100 worth of patterns from us. Congratulations!

#M7542 by Sew My Time

Honorable Mentions. Each person below receives her choice of three current patterns from us.

Best Modification: Donna M (McCall Pattern Company Facebook Group member)
#m7542 contest honorable mention

Best Repurpose: Christina C
#m7542 honorable mention

Best Use of Trim: Mondes Threads

#M7542 honorable mention

“Miss #M7542” Award: sleslie2
Miss #M7542

Winners: Please send an email to social@mccallpatterncompany.com so we can provide you with instructions on how to receive your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered! We had such a good time with this contest that we’re eager to do another, maybe in the fall. Stay tuned!

32 comments
  1. Great job ladies love all the shirts!.

  2. M7542 is the ONLY pattern that I have ever memorized – I have used the sleeves to this pattern on so many other shirt and top patterns I’ve decided to make them out of fabric to insure i always have them. This is my favourite blouse pattern of all time. Amazing fit, so many options and has been the key to drawing me back to always checking to see what’s new at McCalls!

  3. Congrats to all the winners.!!!!!!!!

  4. That refashion version in lilac was the best ever.

    1. Yup, for sure the best, ingenious.

  5. Congratulations to all the winners but candices version was always a strong contender for me. Loved her sleeves.

  6. Congrats EVERYONE! Candice’s version is a Chef D’Oeuvre indeed!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!

  8. Congratulations to all the winners AND to all who participated!!! 🙂

  9. Well done everyone! Loved looking at your makes!

  10. Congratulations to all the winners!! You guys made great choices picking the best of the best! This was so much fun! ❤️

  11. Congratulations, they are all beautiful and thank you McCalls for such a great pattern!!

  12. Congratulations everyone!
    Thank you McCalls for a great pattern and a very fun contest. Hope to do another one soon.

  13. This was so much fun! Congrats to all the winners!

  14. Congrats everyone! I just rec’d my pattern in the mail. I feel sooo behind. But looking at all the contest winners’ garments…I KNOW I am going to love these tops!

  15. Well done everyone!

  16. Congratulations to ALL of the winners as well as to everyone who was posted onto the board for judging! It was an honor to participate and to have my entry on the board! So happy for the winners who will enjoy their prizes and continue to share their inspiring work! Happy sewing to all!

  17. Congrats to all the winners!!! Awesome job!!!

  18. Congrats to all of the winners! Though yeah Candice, that’s my girl!

  19. YESSS! Congratulations, Candice! You look AMAZING!!

  20. Wonderful Job Ladies!!!

  21. Would love to see some more of the submissions. That pattern is definitely a favorite.

  22. Congrats to all the winners! Y’all are fabulous!

  23. Congrats to the winners. They were all lovely. I really like the style and easy construction of the pattern. My entry was made for my granddaughter but I will be making me one soon. Looking forward to the next contest.

  24. Congratulations everyone!!!

  25. Awe congrats love the looks!

  26. All creations are really faboulous! All I can do is inspire myself! Congrats!

  27. Congratulations to all of the winners! Beautiful creations indeed.

    To McCall’s: For any upcoming contests, is there some way of acknowledging to participants that their entries have been received? Perhaps participants can send their entries to a particular email address (and still post on social media of course) or any other method that would work.

    The photo of the board with all of the photos was also posted on Instagram. On Instagram, 2 participants posted that they did not see their garments on the board and were wondering / hoping they were considered. I had the same concern since I did not see my submission on the board either. It is possible it is posted on the lower corner but it would be great to know for sure. I entered the contest for the fun of it but that feeling of fun was quickly dashed when I did not see my photo and did not receive a response to my request posted on this blog on 5/11 for a confirmation of receipt. I hope this situation can be avoided in the future.

    1. Just want to add for clarity that I submitted my entry on May 7 in Pinterest and then requested confirmation on 5/11 when I didn’t see my photo on the board….

      1. Hi Tomasa! Yes, we received your entry and it was reviewed for consideration. Not all entries are visible in that photo. Apologies for not replying sooner.

    2. Hi! We are sorry you felt frustrated with this contest, Tomasa. We had so many entries that it was not possible to respond to each one. And as you noted, not all entries are shown in that photo. But please rest assured that we did get your entry.

      1. Thanks so much Meg!

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