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

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