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sew your style 2018 winners

The judges had a tough morning of deciding which garments were to win the sew your style 2018 competition, and we have to say it was a close one! Congratulations to all of our shortlisters who's garments made it to the gallery and exhibition at The Creative Craft Show in June! The competition went so well it will back at the end of the year but it is moving to Sewing For Pleasure so the winners will be announced slightly earlier next year, get your sewing machines at the ready! 

the winners are as follows

best in show

Sarah Klein for her lovely green leaf jacket made from a pair of
curtains in the refashion category

Sewing Quarter Hamper

Vintage

1. Gillian Groom (green polka dot tiered dress)
Sewing Quarter Hamper

2. Patricia Cimini (pink coat with green decorative trim)
4m of fabric from a choice of current/future ranges of Art Gallery, Modelo and cloud 9 fabrics (Hantex)

3. Adelle Rowland (brown/orange dress)
A choice of 12 sewing patterns from New Look

Judges choice: Tammi Vinnicombe-Richards (brown floral dress)
£50 vouchers on digital pattern printing from Netprinter

Refashion

1. Silvana Baez (blue black pleated dress)
Janome 9300DX overlocker

2. Sarah Klein (white jacket with green leaves)
4m of fabric from a choice of current/future ranges of Art Gallery, Modelo and cloud 9 fabrics (Hantex)

3. Anne Zarb (floral denim jacket)
A choice of 12 sewing patterns from New Look

Judges choice: Lucky Akinola (yellow jacket with black trim)
£50 vouchers on digital pattern printing from Netprinter

  

All in the detail

1. Kanok on Ripley (midi tailored black taffeta dress)
Janome M200QDC sewing machine

2. Sophie Santoire Furbeyre (trim top and green skirt)
4m of fabric from a choice of current/future ranges of Art Gallery, Modelo and cloud 9 fabrics (Hantex)

3. Lucky Akinola (blue cocktail dress)
A choice of 12 sewing patterns from New Look

Judges choice: Anne Zarb (purple flower dress)
£50 vouchers on digital pattern printing from Netprinter

Accessorise

1. Claire Middleton (bag with elephant appliqué)
Janome M100 Sewing Machine

2. Kristina Riauke (denim necklace)
4m of fabric from a choice of current/future ranges of Art Gallery, Modelo and cloud 9 fabrics (Hantex)

3. Anne Zarb (evening bag)
choice of 12 sewing patterns from New Look

Judges choice: Claire Middleton (bag with elephant appliqué)
£50 vouchers on digital pattern printing from Netprinter

Sew Your Style 2018
In association with The Pattern Pages

Sew Your Style was a chance for dressmakers to show their unique style, flair
and creativity at The Creative Craft Shows this summer, and win amazing prizes
worth £2500 from the lovely sponsors including sewing machines, sewing patterns,
print vouchers, haberdashery hampers and gorgeous fabrics! Categories to sew for
were: Vintage, All in the Detail, Refashion and Accessorise.

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#Sewyourstyle 2018 Judges

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Jules Fallon

Jules gained her fashion degree as a mature student, then her teaching qualifications, before becoming Head of a College Fashion Department. Imparting and sharing her knowledge over the last 30 years in the fashion industry, has led to her creating Sew Me Something and The Makers' Space.

Sew Me Something is Jules' own range of dressmaking patterns, and a carefully curated range of fabric and haberdashery to compliment them. The Makers' Space is the brand new space where Jules oversees the sewing and other craft workshops run in the friendly and inclusive craft studio where people come to share ideas, learn new skills and make friends over a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake!

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Alison Smith

Alison is a fully qualified textile teacher. She opened the UK’s first independent sewing school in 1992 specialising in modern couture techniques, tailoring, dressmaking, corsetry and fitting. With small classes and hands on tuition Alison’s classes are always popular.

This year has seen the introduction of a School of Sewing Diploma class, which is a year long class that covers many disciplines, while students work through a ‘me made’ capsule wardrobe. She’s also the author of the best selling The Sewing Book, which has just had a makeover, and teaches nine classes on Craftsy so sewers can learn to sew at home.

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Caroline Smith

In the beautiful cobblestoned courtyard of Lyme Regis Town Mill, Caroline Smith has created a sewing sanctuary where she manufactures her own range of dressmaking patterns and runs her popular sewing school and fabric shop.

Watching her students become inspired by the elegant silhouettes of the past and then  frustrated by the incompatibility between yesteryear’s sizing and today’s figure. She and her team now design and produce a range of vintage style dress patterns under her pattern brand, Sew La Di Da Vintage, which flatter the modern body shape and are suitable for sewing novices.