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ASDP Quilted Garment Challenge

More from the 2016 Threads/ASDP Quilted Garment Challenge

Each year, Threads poses a themed design challenge to the members of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP), and each year we are delighted by the range of creative solutions the designers produce. In October 2016, we challenged the group to design an ensemble that included at least one major quilted garment. You can read about the challenge and the winners in this article from Threads #191 (June/July 2017). We didn't have space there to show you all the special details that made these pieces stand out from the competition, so let's check them out here.

Debby Spence, Best Overall

Debby Spence


This three-piece ensemble comprises a jacket of quilted shibori-dyed silk, with a coordinating silk blouse and pants.

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Debby's pieced blouse is made of washed silk charmeuse that is embellished with curvilinear quilting, worked by hand and machine.
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The quilted jacket is beautifully finished inside and could almost be worn inside out to reveal the quilting patterns. asdp quilted garment challenge


The coordinating silk dupioni pants have subtle quilting on the waistband, pocket edges, and hem.
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Gayle Moline, Best Construction

Gayle Moline


Gayle's ensemble consists of a salt-and-pepper tweed jacket and skirt. The jacket's ornate floral quilting designs were created by following the motifs on the printed silk lining, using bobbinwork.
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The jacket edges are trimmed with a double band of bias binding, which also conceals a front zipper closure.
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The print lining fabric was used to bind the skirt's inner waistband edge.

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Comments (1)

BeerGoddess BeerGoddess writes: I read about the audience reaction to Amanda Madden's beautiful dress and I wish there was a video to show how the dress moves. All of these clothing creators should be applauded on their gorgeous garments. I would have chosen Amanda's outfit, too.
Posted: 12:24 pm on May 11th

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