Normally when we have a contest we like to print out all the entries and pin them to the bulletin board in our hallway. We had so many entries to this #V9253 contest that we ran out of room on the board! We loved all your entries, and this ended up being a very hard contest to judge. In the end, we chose one overall winner and five category winners. Here they are:

BEST OVERALL

Michelle #v9253 best overall
Michelle of That Black Chic. The gorgeous print, the perfect trim, the exquisitely-styled photo…. Michelle’s version of this pattern was a favorite from the moment we saw it on Instagram. Michelle will be receiving a $100 gift certificate to Stylish Fabric and $100 worth of patterns from us. Congratulations, Michelle!

The winners below each receive three current patterns of their choice.

BEST BOHO CHIC VERSION

red haired dressmaker #v9253 best boho chic
Sylwia of Red Haired Dressmaker wowed us with this image that looked like it came from a fashion editorial piece. Her black-and-white fabric pairs so well with her long red hair, and she is the epitome of boho chic here.

BEST PATTERN MODIFICATION

RedPants #v9253 best modification
Ruqayyah of RedPants Designs can always be counted on to put her own unique spin on our patterns. We love how she changed the skirt to a tiered ruffle—a simple change that gives this pattern a completely different look.

MOST ROMANTIC VERSION

Jill #v9253 most romantic
Jill of @Jill_was_here went all out romantic with her version of this pattern. You can see how with the right fabric this dress suddenly looks perfect for a special dinner or wedding.

BEST PHOTO

Jasika #v9253 best photo

Not only did Jasika make a gorgeous version of V9253, she also took a great photo that really shows off both the dress and how fabulous it looks on her. Tip for entering contests like this: Take the time to stage and style your photos, and pay attention to lighting. Good photos catch judges’ eyes.

BEST COSPLAY VERSION

Miss Luna Crow #v9253 best cosplay

We love that we got a cosplay version of this pattern! Lunar Crow said she “mixed silk, lace, and leather elements to become a sand princess” with her V9253. Lunar will receive her choice of three patterns from our Cosplay by McCall’s collection.

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Congrats to all our winners, and many, many thanks to all who entered. Well done! We’ll try to hold another one of these sewing contests before the year is out. Stay tuned!