Friday, May 23, 2014

My Hand Sewn Alabama Chanin Dress is a Semi-Finalist!

This spring I entered my hand-sewn, fitted tank dress in the Threads Magazine SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge. Today, they announced the top 5 semi-finalists and I am one of them! I am so excited! I really want to will this contest! The entry with the most votes will receive two fabulous prizes – a Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 25 embroidery and sewing machine worth $2,299.00, and a $100 gift card to GorgeousFabrics.


 

Please vote for me and relentlessly encourage your friends to do the same :) 

This dress took me ten months to make and I am so proud of it! Winning this prize would be icing on the proverbial cake.

Work in progress

Stitch details and binding

My label :)

On my dress form

On me :)
Happy Voting,
Bianca

13 comments:

  1. Yay! I just finished voting. Exciting.

    Hillary

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  2. Absolutely beautiful and handsewn! WOW!! I love how it fits too. Can you recommend a pattern that is similar to this dress that is "easy" level and machine sewn? I hope someday to be considered an advanced sewist. I am going to submit my vote for you. I hope you win!

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    1. Thanks Veronica! You are so kind. I think Butterick 5706 might fit the bill. Cut View B and add a center front seam. If find when working with jersey cutting one up from your ready to wear size gives a good fit. So, if you wear a 10 in purchased clothes cut the number 12. The first time you do it, cut your regular pattern size and pin fit it first of course. :)
      Here is the pattern link.
      http://butterick.mccall.com/b5706-products-15267.php?page_id=155

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    2. Veronica, Simplicity 1358 aka S0569s is even better. It is a new summer pattern with many options.

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  3. I know now long this took you. I'm amazed at the beauty of this dress, and I am so proud of your attention to detail. So blessed. Voted.

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  4. I just voted for you! What an accomplishment! This type of work is truly unique! Great job, and great meeting you at PR Weekend!

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    1. Thanks Nisha for your kind words and vote; I appreciate it. It was great meeting you too!

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