22 December 2014

And the Winners of the #SewingFrancoise Contest Are...

112 entries. 3,102 votes. The public has spoken - here are the winners of the #SewingFrancoise contest, as chosen by you...

The winner of the Janome DKS100 sewing machine is...

Terzi Begum! Wooooooop! We love how you made the dress your own by adding the cuffs, as well as how you styled it - clearly a lot of people felt the same way as you received the highest number of votes. Congratulations, lady!

And that's not all - nine runners up each win £100 fabric shopping voucher to fuel your sewing! The runners up, in no particular order, are...

Victoria, Barbara, Johanne, Chiara, Katarina, Gabby, Danielle, Ksenia and Lien! Yaaaaay! Well done, you guys! I'll be in touch with all the winners by email to arrange getting your prizes to you.

Massive thanks to the companies who donated prizes to the contest - Janome UK (who have just joined Twitter - go follow them!), BackstitchDragonfly FabricsElephant in my HandbagFabric GodmotherMinerva CraftsMonalunaPlush AddictSewbox and The Village Haberdashery.

I also wanted to say another big thanks and huge congrats to everyone who entered the contest. We loved seeing your entries and the huge diversity of styles - we'd have given everyone a prize if we could! Since we don't have 112 prizes, just know that you have all won our admiration for your creativity :) Go take a look at the Francoise Maker Gallery if you haven't already, there are sure to be some dresses on there that you fall in love with.

I don't know about you, but I'm off to eat a mince pie now...


  1. Thank you very much! I am still dancing :)

  2. Wooh!! What a great Christmas present- THANKYOU so so much and well done to everyone! HAPPY CHRISTMAS all!!! Xoxox

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Merry Christmas! :D :D :D

  4. CONGRATS to all every version was FABULOUS and soooo difficult to pick which one was my favourite :)

  5. Congratulations Terzi! Beautiful dress. :)

  6. Congratulations to the winners, pretty much what I voted too!

  7. Wow, they are all beautiful dresses!

  8. Congratulations all to all of the winners! Terzi was my absolute favourite - so glad to see everyone agreed! I cant wait to get sewing my my Françoise! Thank goodness for holidays. Merry Christmas Tilly! xo


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