16 December 2014

Vote for Your Favourites in the #SewingFrancoise Contest!



Oh. My. Goodness. Laura and I have been completely blown away by the dresses you made for the #SewingFrancoise contest!

There were over 100 entries, from which we have shortlisted 25 that stood out for us in terms of style and creativity to go to the next stage - the public vote. We really enjoyed going through the entries, but believe me when I say that choosing just 25 for the next stage was seriously tough. We've literally spent three hours umming and ahhing over it because we appreciate the love and effort that went into all of them and would give all of you a prize if we could. Go look at them all here! So major props to everyone who made a dress - you are ALL winners in our eyes :)

In the interest of fairness, since the selection is based on subjective criteria, we've made the contest a two-stage process.  So now you get to vote for the winners! Take a look through the shortlisted entries below, and pick your five favourite dresses in order of preference. Vote for your first, second, third, fourth and fifth choice in the survey at the bottom of the page (or if you're on a mobile you may find it easier to open the survey in a new window). Only one set of responses per person is permitted, and public voting will close at 6pm GMT on Sunday 21st December 2014. The winners will be announced just before Christmas.

The most popular entry will win first prize of a brand new Janome DKS100 sewing machine worth £500 (or, if the winner is outside the UK, an equivalent Janome sewing machine will be supplied). Nine runners up will each win a £100 fabric shopping voucher from one of the following - BackstitchDragonfly FabricsElephant in my HandbagFabric GodmotherMinerva CraftsMonalunaPlush AddictSewboxThe Village Haberdashery. Massive thanks to Janome and our sponsors for the amaze prizes!


Carly / Inbar


Gabby / Nicole


Alice Evans / Danielle


Sandee / Kat


Barbara / Spot & Cross


Laura Jane / Heather


Chiara / Victoria


Katarina / Lien


Ksenia / Johanne


Alice Cullen / Yoshina


Jenny / Terzi Begum


Emmie / Vasiliki


LouWeez Creates

Vote now! Fill in the survey below or if you're on a mobile you may find it easier to open in a new window.



Inspired to make your own Francoise dress? Here's the pattern!

26 comments:

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that, Mertxe, but yes of course it's totally subjective and we can't please everyone. We loved your dress though!

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    2. I didn't participate in the contest myself but was equally puzzled. Mertxe, I hope you will still continue sewing and share your work.

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    3. Thank you, Princess! Of course I will continue sewing! I've been sewing for more than 25 years! And I will share it with the world in my blog. I love it and love the sewing community! It makes me soooo happy! (but one is passionate and has childish tantrums once in a while, hehe...)

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  2. So hard to pick a top 5 from everyone's entries.
    I love dressmaking as one pattern can give so many looks and showcase everyone's individual style.
    Good luck to all the entries xxx

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  3. What a totally mind-blowing selection!!!! Amazing work, everyone. How to even begin to choose.....

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  4. They are all great! Hard to pick 5!

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  5. Wow! Great dresses there - it was hard to choose my faves!

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  6. they are all so beautiful! Love them all!

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  7. wow how one pattern can look so many different ways! they're all fantastic & original in their own way!that pattern went from casua , to special event,l to dressy to retro! love it!

    Helen

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  8. I really wish I had had the time to participate in this contest, I planned a really fab dress :p The season of crafting handmade gifts means no time for selfish sewing lol. Everyone did a great job! Some great inspiration for my own :)

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  9. My gosh all of them are just wonderful! This contest is a fantastic idea because it shows just how different a pattern can look. Everyone's personal style is reflected in the materials and detailing of their dress. Really loved them all...so hard to rank them. Will there be another contest soon?

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  10. Oh my goodness - I wanted about 20 options! Thanks for narrowing it down for us!

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  11. Thank you for choosing my Francoise! It's such a great pattern and so flattering.

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  12. Great dresses! I cant say which i like best :-))

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  13. Amazing dresses, really well done to everyone who took part. Best of luck to those shortlisted.
    Feeling most inspired right now.
    Katie

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  14. Difficult to choose. They are so cute!

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  15. OMGosh, These are all so good. Kudos to everyone who entered the contest. What a fantastic job. WOW!

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  16. So inspirational! What a pleasure to choose, well done ladies and Good Luck!!

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  17. Torn between choices. Everybody has different style but the results are beautiful!

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  18. Thankyou so much for including my dress in this amazing list - you have made me so happy! :)

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  19. What a great variety of looks from one pattern, great job everyone. I've been ummming and ahhhing for ages trying to narrow it down :-)

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  20. I love that so many have made this dress. They all did a wonderful job. It will give the rest of us great inspiration for how to make our own.

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