Archive for August, 2011

zephyree does it again!

August 31st, 2011

With her second contest submission ever, zephyree managed to win her second contest in a row – and she was miles ahead of the competition, too. Her very feminine pleated dress was a crowd pleaser from the very beginning. If you would like to find out more about the girl behind the design, just read the previous blog entry with the interview we did with her after she won last month’s contest!

As much as we love zephyree‘s winning entry, this doesn’t seem to have been our most popular contest so far. With the lowest number of submissions since the “Sew your song!” challenge a year ago, we cannot help but think that our “Pure Elegance” subject was a bit too hard. And we do need your help here, everybody – did we set the bar too high this time? Or was the theme just not inspiring enough? Do let us know! We’d really like to make this as much fun as possible for all our members, so we need to hear what you’d like to see more of in the future and what just doesn’t work for you guys.

For the current contest we decided to go for a subject that has come up in the forum and e-mails to us a couple of times. This time we’d like you to send in designs based on characters from your favourite books. This should be something that a lot of people can relate to, so we really, really hope that we get lots and lots of beautiful and original submissions. Do you feel inspired already? Then join the fun now!

In the meantime we are catching up with the patterns. Up next is Eva’s dress from our shoes contest – from what I’ve seen so far this one is going to be a stunner and definitely something to look forward to!