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Vote for the Winner of the 2014 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

May 23, 2014
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Help determine the winner of this year's Spring Fashion Challenge by choosing your favorite by casting your vote.

The top 5 semifinalists in the 2014 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge have been chosen.

This year’s submissions blew us away! There were close to 100 beautiful and creative garments, making it nearly impossible for Threads editors to pick only 5. However, we’ve managed to narrow down the field to five fabulous finalist. Entries where judged on inspiration, technique, skill, and design.

Help determine the winner of this year’s Spring Fashion Challenge by choosing your favorite submission from the poll below. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 6, and the winner will be announced the week of June 9.

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.

Good luck to this years semifinalists!

Here are this year’s semifinalists, in no particular order.

Hand-sewn Short Fitted Tank Dress by ThanksImadethem

SewStylish Spring 2014 Fashion Challenge Semifinalist

SewStylish Spring 2014 Fashion Challenge Semifinalist

Lovely Stripes: The Mabel Dress by emilyhallman

SewStylish Spring 2014 Fashion Challenge Semifinalist

SewStylish Spring 2014 Fashion Challenge Semifinalist

Moto Jacket by hautestuff

SewStylish Spring 2014 Fashion Challenge Semifinalist

SewStylish Spring 2014 Fashion Challenge Semifinalist

Preserverane Dress by PoldaPop

SewStylish Spring 2014 Fashion Challenge Semifinalist

SewStylish Spring 2014 Fashion Challenge Semifinalist

Vera Wang inspired spring-time wedding dress by michaelabyers

SewStylish Spring 2014 Fashion Challenge Semifinalist

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Don’t forget to check out all of the entries in the contest gallery. Thank you to all that entered!

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  1. User avater michaelabyers June 6th

    I just want to say thank you again! This has already been an amazing experience and I feel so humbled and blessed to have received so many compliments for my wedding dress. A few thought I was crazy to take on the task when I work full time, go to school full time and have a daughter to take care of, but when you're on a budget and have your dream dress in mind, I couldn't have settled for anything else. I'm stubborn like that, ha ha... BUT the wedding was lovely! May 31st was the big day and I couldn't ask for it to have been better. I think all the stress just released and I felt like I could sleep for 5 days straight! ha ha I'll stop rambling, thank you again for the opportunity, I know my grandma is proud of me too :)

  2. user-3306204 June 5th

    Congratulations to all of the semi-finalists! You all did an amazing job, making it very difficult to choose just one winner!

  3. User avater PoldaPop June 5th

    I'm so happy to have been picked as a finalist - Thank you Threads & SewStylish! I love all of the garments, and there's such a range represented here. Thank you for hosting the contest and good luck, Everyone!

  4. Sewaholic June 4th

    All of these entries deserve a prize - very hard to choose just one! Beautiful work all of you!!

  5. MargieW June 4th

    All semi finalists did a fantastic job! For first time top stitching...amazing!! That's the first thing I noticed on your jacket.
    Creating the fabric by cutting away and stitching around the openings is done very well. And all by hand!!!
    I love the detail of the striped dress. All your work shows in an excellent dress!
    My favorite is the wedding dress. That is just an amazing creation for someone who has only made one other dress...you blow my mind!! So much detail, all the different treatments and varying shades of coordinating colors. You did an outstanding job. My congratulations to you! I hope you win. You deserve it!

  6. CaroLeeWI May 31st

    I love to see what others create and it was difficult to choose the design that interested me most. I also love to see unique technique.

  7. user-2655477 May 29th

    Ladies, ladies, ladies - you ALL did such truly beautiful work! You ALL deserve a prize!!! Thank you for sharing your trials and successes. Congratulations to each and every one of you!!!

  8. User avater SharonPicone May 28th

    Congrats to all the semifinalists for a job well done. Though everyone did beautiful work, I've voted for my personal favorite.

  9. User avater user-2607334 May 27th

    I love to sew! When I see the beautiful things others are creating, it continues to inspire me. Congrats to you all for such nice entries.

  10. User avater stubblytroll May 27th

    Gypsyflower, there's one in every bunch, isn't there. Everyone else is too polite to say this, but I'm not. If what you say is true, where IS your entry?

    I, too, think the entries are beautiful, and it was a hard choice. Good luck! : )

  11. User avater agapantha May 27th

    Wow. What a range of techniques and skill! I'd love to see all entries- can't imagine having to narrow it down to five.

    The skill that amazes me most is the ability to sew fabulous clothing in one's sleep. Astounding. It's all I can do to sleep in my sleep.

  12. marijke1 May 27th

    I wish I had seen all the entrants -- I am sure the dresses were all beautiful. The selections above are all very nicely done. Quite impressive.

    Just wanted to say that I was really disappointed to see that negative comment. Thanks to those who also suggested that has no place in this forum.

  13. User avater michaelabyers May 27th

    I agree with you kneedlez, it's sad to see the harsh comments. I think this should be a place that we can encourage each other, share tips & tricks and help one another in our craft. I am thankful to be a finalist, but I think everyone that entered did an awesome job!

  14. User avater kneedlez May 25th

    Sewests (plural) - correction

  15. User avater kneedlez May 25th

    I continue to be amazed with negative commentary that offers nothing constructive, just mean spirited. I would imagine narrowing entries to finalists is difficult. It would be impossible to make everyone happy. And, here I thought sewest were a convivial lot :-)

  16. User avater gypsyflower May 24th

    i could sew better dresses then all of those except maybe the last one in my sleep.

  17. User avater curlysuzieq May 23rd

    They are all stunning! Congrats on your beautiful work all!

  18. User avater beadembroiderer May 23rd

    I'm not voting because I can't believe you did not include the spaghetti-strapped wedding gown with the colored lining. I loved that one!

  19. User avater user-1127959 May 23rd

    Can I vote for more than one. Tha bio on the wedding dress is absolutely amazing. She's been sewing for 1 year! I'm ashamed of myself. She is amazing. That Mto jacket is truly amazing also. All of them deserve to win

  20. User avater user-1127959 May 23rd

  21. User avater RedPointTailor May 23rd

    Difficult choice! All so different and lovely!

  22. User avater ThanksImadethem May 23rd

    Congrats to all entrants. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone!

  23. User avater Jennysews2 May 23rd

    So hard to choose!

  24. User avater geriroyer May 23rd

  25. User avater michaelabyers May 23rd

    Thank you so much for the opportunity! I'm so excited!

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