#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!

McCall’s #M7542 Top Pattern Sewing Contest

McCall's #M7542 top sewing contest

Announcing the #M7542 Top Pattern Contest!

Have you seen all the fantastic makes of McCall’s M7542 top pattern? It seems like every day someone is posting her cute new version. We’re so inspired by your makes that we’re holding an M7542 contest! You could win:

  • a $100 gift certificate to Vogue Fabrics, plus a 1-year subscription to their fabric catalog
  • $100 worth of patterns from us (your choice from current patterns)

And it’s so easy to enter. All you have to do is:

  1. Make this top pattern. If you’ve already made this pattern you can still enter it in the contest.
  2. Post your make on social media (Instagram [preferred], Facebook and the MPC Facebook Group, Pinterest, Twitter) any time between now and May 7th.
  3. Tag it #M7542. If you’ve already made this top and posted it, you can update your post with the hashtag.

McCall's M7542 top patternOur panel of judges will choose their favorite make from the submissions. What makes a pattern a favorite? This will be a tough call, as we’ve been loving all your versions. But things we’ll be looking at include use of fabric and print, and how the pattern looks on you. Maybe you’ve interpreted the pattern in a new way. The winning interpretation will be one that delights and appeals to us.

Pattern tweaking is allowed, as long as the judges feel the basic overall design of this pattern is still recognizable. For example, if you used the pleated ruffle from View C but placed it on a top with a different bodice, that would be viewed as too much of a variation on the design. But if you altered the neckline of M7542, that would be ok.

And, you may enter multiple makes of this pattern, not just one!

Tip: Taking a good photograph—preferably one that’s shot outside in natural light—will show your creation off the best.

The winner will be announced on Facebook Live and Instagram Live during the week of May 8th, and we’ll also update this post with the winner’s name.

See, isn’t this an easy contest to enter?! We can’t wait to see your submissions!

two versions of M7542 top pattern
Two fabulous versions of #M7542 spotted on social media. We’ll be entering them into the contest!