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Who Won the Mini Wardrobe 2012 Contest? By DianeSev on 10/16/12 9:59 AM

There are some of us out there who are really organized when it comes to our wardrobes.  By that, I mean that we actually plan and coordinate what we’ll wear this season, clothes that actually all match! 

And there are some who are even more organized and SEW a matching wardrobe.  Kudos to them!  And kudos to those members who entered the Mini Wardrobe Contest to do just that!

The rules were simple: pick a key item and sew 4 matching pieces.  Oh, and sew them all in one month. J  The rules suggested that contestants create storyboards to show the outfit combinations.

The results were wonderful!  We wish we had wardrobes like these!

Congratulations to everyone in this contest, or, as contest manager Pinkytoo wrote in the discussion board, “Congrats to the 2 lucky winners and the 25 who tied for 3rd place!”

Now let’s meet the winners.

First Prize (by Member Vote):  Lynnelle for her Mini-Wardrobe. Pictured: Simplicity: 2860 (Misses & Miss Petite Pants Amazing Fit Collection)  and New Look: 6648 (Misses Knit Tops)

Mini-wardrobe Contest First Prize

Lynnelle describes her mini-wardrobe entries this way: “Comfort meets urban chic? Nah. More like urban chick needs comfort...comfortable clothes, that is.”  The fabrics she used were made of natural fibers, and three of the four patterns were TNTs.

Her colors for this mini-wardrobe are brown, cream and orange.  For those who have never seen one before, here is her storyboard:


Her key item, as outlined by the rules, is a pre-owned brown cotton corduroy blazer. Here are her individual pattern reviews:

Top 1: Simplicity 2599 (brown floral silk charmeuse). A Best Pattern of 2010.

Top 2: New Look 6648 (orange shimmer rayon knit). A Best Pattern of 2011.

Skirt: BWOF 8-2005-102 (light brown & shimmer wool tweed)

Pants: Simplicity 2860 (light brown striped herringbone wool suiting)

These choices gave her eight outfit combinations, outlined in her main review.

She says, “I am quite happy with my mini wardrobe. Everything is comfortable to wear and suits my taste. I've entered this contest a couple of times in the past and am pleased to have finally finished!”

Congratulations, Lynnelle!


Second Prize (by Member Vote):  Nancy2001 for her 'Casual Luxury' Mini Wardrobe


Congratulations, Nancy2001!

And congratulations to all our contestants!


 We thank Vogue Fabrics for sponsoring this contest.

Vogue Fabrics


We thank PR member Pinkytoo for managing this contest.


Congratulate the winners and chat with other members about this contest.

Look at all the contest entries.

Never entered a contest before? It's easy! Our contest tutorial will show you how to enter.

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16 Comments      Login to Add a Comment    
Serene802 said... (10/28/12 0:05 AM) Reply
This is really a great contest and something I plan to try on my own.
1SewSweet said... (10/24/12 6:55 PM) Reply
Congratulations Lynelle, great job indeed!
Sugar Pie Chic said... (10/23/12 7:52 AM) Reply
Congrats to both winners. I loved it all. Lynelle, where did you get your shoes? They are adorable!!!
ggf2005 said... (10/22/12 12:35 PM) Reply
Great job Lyn!
nancy2001 said... (10/19/12 9:57 PM) Reply
Thank you so much!
tgm and Kittys said... (10/19/12 6:08 AM) Reply
Congrats to both you! Your entries are beautiful.
DianasThread said... (10/18/12 9:41 AM) Reply
Congratulations, Lynelle. Your comfortable wardrobe does, indeed, look chic.
Lynnelle said... (10/17/12 7:35 PM) Reply
Thank you!
VirginiasDghter said... (10/17/12 5:48 PM) Reply
Congratulations Lynelle! Well done...I voted for you!
ConnieBJ said... (10/17/12 3:34 PM) Reply
Every entry was prizeworthy! Congratulations Lynelle and Nancy- stellar wardrobes!
Elnoramarie said... (10/17/12 11:14 AM) Reply
Well done ladies. Both winners did a remarkable job!
MissCelie said... (10/16/12 5:38 PM) Reply
Congratulations, Lynelle!
punkmik said... (10/16/12 10:29 AM) Reply
congrats all! being new i couldnt vote but good wardrobes were chosen! :D
leoniep said... (10/16/12 2:08 AM) Reply
Well done Lynelle and Nancy! I was very impressed with both of your entries. Very inspiring :D
annakeeton said... (10/15/12 7:38 PM) Reply
Lynelle and Nancy2001- beautiful garments!
Rhonda in Montreal said... (10/15/12 6:36 PM) Reply
Goooo, Lynelle ;D

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