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Vote for the Winner of the 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

One lucky winner could take home a Catona #50 Mini Thread Chest by Madeira.
The winner will also recieve a $150 gift certificate to Britex Fabrics
One lucky winner could take home a Catona #50 Mini Thread Chest by Madeira.

One lucky winner could take home a Catona #50 Mini Thread Chest by Madeira.

Photo: Madeira

The 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge sponsored by Madeira and Britex Fabrics has come to a close, and the finalists have been chosen. Selecting just five garments out of all the amazing entries proved to be challenging for the editors at Threads. However, after much dileberation we've come up with this year's finalists.

Now you pick the winner. Click on the photos below to see the original entries, and vote for your favorite in the poll below before 11:59 p.m. ET, January 28.

The contestant with the most votes will win a Catona #50 Mini Thread Chest by Madeira and a $150 gift certificate to Britex Fabrics.

The five finalists in no particular order are:


Charmeuse Evening Gown


Gold Tailored Gown


McQueen Inspired Top


Exquisite Prom Dress


Lady in Red

Voting Closes January 28, 2014 at midnight!


Comments (19)

Sewista Sewista writes: Congratulations to all the makers of these beautiful garments. I made my choice based on its elegant simplicity and command of technique, beautiful work by all!
Posted: 6:06 am on January 29th

user-2284671 user-2284671 writes: Congratulations to call the dressmakers. Each garment is exquisite. I voted for the McQueen Inspired Top as I am currently having a love affair with lace after spending last August in Europe and seeing so many beautiful inspiring outfits using lace. I also saw the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace. It was exquisite; show piecing the versatility and adaptability of lace. So feminine. I also love the neckline of this top; very flattering.
Posted: 9:14 pm on January 22nd

Concordiabelle Concordiabelle writes: All of the contestants are to be congratulated! There is beautiful workmanship in all of the garments. My favorite was chosen because of the attention to detail and understated elegance of the design. I wish all of them well in their future projects.
Posted: 5:36 pm on January 22nd

MargieW MargieW writes: All the garments are lovely and well made. I was drawn to the Lady in Red, the Prom dress, and the Tucked gown. It was a difficult choice but all those tucks are so beautifully sewn and matched that I had to choose that gown! Congratulations to all the winners, well done! I really love the prom gown too!
Posted: 4:52 pm on January 22nd

ustabahippie ustabahippie writes: It was a very difficult choice among the McQueen top, the Lady in Red and the Exquisite Prom Dress. I had to finally choose the prom dress, because it was a beautiful example of both expertise and a labor of love.
Posted: 2:57 pm on January 22nd

UrbanStyle UrbanStyle writes: It was so very hard to choice between this gown and the Red gown. I chose this one because the finished garment was so beautiful, the workmanship was incredible and the photo was so clear that I was able to see in detail what had been accomplished. The red dress was a winner also, but the photo was out of focus at the bottom and did not allow me to see the work that had been accomplished.
Posted: 12:06 pm on January 22nd

user-963630 user-963630 writes: The overall look is lovely and the colour is fabulous. Well done.
Posted: 2:29 am on January 22nd

Mutti Mutti writes: Hard to choose but I love this one the best. Congratulations and good luck.
Posted: 10:21 pm on January 21st

SandyYH SandyYH writes: Beautiful entries one and all - the thought and work that went into each one is impressive.
Posted: 9:46 pm on January 21st

sunshinegal sunshinegal writes: I chose the beautiful red dress made in a 4H situation. I was lucky enough to teach young seamstresses via 4H and it was a most wonderful experience for me. This red gown is very beautifully done and the seamstress has loads of patience to do all that fine work. And it certainly shows.
Posted: 9:36 pm on January 21st

akvaughn akvaughn writes: I love the beautiful deep red color. I am so happy to see the 4-H is still making amazing young people with so much talent.
Posted: 8:27 pm on January 21st

MissPat MissPat writes: All the entries are lovely but I have to lean toward the 4-H dress. Beautiful, inside and out and what a show-stopper! Congratulations to all the finalists.

Posted: 8:27 pm on January 21st

cliftonsummer cliftonsummer writes: wonderful techniques, sumptuous looking dress, stylish and classy. Well done
Posted: 7:38 pm on January 21st

marijke1 marijke1 writes: All are beautiful and the makers of each can rightfully be very proud of their accomplishments. That said, I am partial to the McQueen-inspired top. It looks to have a very nicely placed lace overlay, which just strikes me as rather unique. I also love the clean lines on the corset-top on the gold dress. The other dresses are beautiful as well. It's hard to choose!
Posted: 7:32 pm on January 21st

lssinvest lssinvest writes: Another top-notch 4-Her ..... Congrats! Lovely - you did a great job!
Posted: 7:25 pm on January 21st

jbnelson41 jbnelson41 writes: I love the way this dress is and was made. Awesome job.
It shows in models face. Excellent job. To other challenges great job! The next challenge I hope to stand with you girls.
Posted: 7:07 pm on January 21st

ToniWI ToniWI writes: I love the color and the pintucks are wonderful.
Posted: 5:12 pm on January 21st

jbreit01 jbreit01 writes: Beautifully made though the hem looks a bit heavy.
Posted: 5:01 pm on January 21st

depotbay depotbay writes: This dress is soft and rich looking at the same time. The Style is unique as well for a young woman.
Posted: 4:00 pm on January 21st

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