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Meet the winners of the Mini-Wardrobe Contest 2013 By AlexisW on 10/15/13 1:49 PM

Congratulations to all those who participated in the Mini-Wardrobe Contest 2013! This was a challenging month-long contest requiring participants to sew four separate garments to combine into four individual looks. We applaud all those dedicated participants who continued to sew their eligible garments even if they could not make the deadline for submissions. There are some talented works-in-progress not to be missed!

PR Members sewed a variety of pieces for the contest, including dresses, skirts, blouses, jackets and cardigans. The workmanship of these garments is very inspiring! These motivated members really had to consider how four unique pieces would coordinate with each other to create four distinctive outfits. Who wouldn’t love a wardrobe that could be so easily mixed and matched? You can take a look at all the entries here

It must have been difficult for members to choose their favorites with so many outstanding entries! 150 PR Members participated!

Also, a huge thank you to Ashford, the Contest Manager! 

Your encouragement, clarity and attentiveness were an astounding help to all the participants. Ashford concludes: “I know you will all wear your new outfits with pride. I have put them on the Mini Wardrobe Contest 2013 Pinterest Board because I wanted all my friends to see your talent and the diversity.” 

Now it’s time to meet the winners…


First Prize Winner: cabinbaby for Mini-Wardrobe Contest 2013

cabinbaby describes, “I started with a draft plan of a dress, knit top, pants, and a jacket. Surprisingly, I didn’t veer from this path.”

Jalie Scarf Collar Knit Top (2921)

“I have made this Jalie top several times before. It’s certainly a keeper!”

Burda Side-Zip Pants (09-2008-114)

“These are nice, simple pants that will easily slide into rotation in my existing wardrobe. These are ankle-length and fun with low heels or my ankle-boots.”

Burda Double-breasted Wool Jacket (09-2008-104)

“This is a cute jacket with a little flounce on the back. Love this jacket.”

Burda Sleeveless Dress with Front Insert Panels (07-2011-110)

“I think this may be the most favorite thing I have ever made. I love the fit, the color, the patterns, and the embroidered “lace” insert panels.”

Wonderful job, cabinbaby!


Second Prize Winner: HawkeMorningStar7 for Mini-Wardrobe Contest 2013

HawkeMorningStar7 says, “Planning, designing, styling and creating wardrobes are one of my great passions…I had been inspired by seeing all over the runway sharp black and white contrasts…The New Mod.”

Well done, HawkeMorningStar7!


Congratulations to all who entered!

Many thanks to our Sponsor:  Fashion Fabrics Club

See all entries for this contest.

Read the “behind the scenes” contestant discussions.

Check out all of our contests currently running!

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Sew Passionista said... (10/27/13 3:16 PM) Reply
A little late for this but I've been away to NanaLand ( Ottawa) and just saw this. Congratulations to two well deseving winners!!
Dale C said... (10/23/13 10:15 PM) Reply
Congratulations to you both! And to everyone who finished the contest! We have some really nice mini-wardrobes here!
wexford said... (10/19/13 9:09 PM) Reply
Congratulations, really fantastic wardrobes!
Margaret said... (10/19/13 2:05 PM) Reply
Congratulations to both of you! Loved both your wardrobes
Quickie said... (10/18/13 11:55 PM) Reply
Congratulatons to both of you
Melwyk said... (10/18/13 1:02 PM) Reply
Congrats to Cabinbaby & HMS -- seeing all of the very talented work by the entrants really inspired me as a beginner. I really enjoyed seeing all the entries, all so great!
HDWen said... (10/18/13 7:09 AM) Reply
Great job everyone 150 PR Members! Congratulations Cabinbaby & HawkeMorningStar what super outfits you have to wear now.
BlueSkysAhead said... (10/16/13 9:04 PM) Reply
Congratulations. I really like the outfits. What a fun contest.
treefrog said... (10/16/13 5:44 PM) Reply
Congratulations Cabinbaby & HawkeMorningStar!
ASiverson said... (10/16/13 1:57 PM) Reply
Congratulations Cabinbaby and HawkeMS7. Terrific and beautiful wardrobes. And all the pieces fit so very well. Great job!
threaddy said... (10/16/13 10:44 AM) Reply
Congratulations Cabinbaby and Hawke. In this contest winning is an achievement because there was very stiff competition!!!!
Merrier said... (10/16/13 9:35 AM) Reply
Congratulations on your fashion forward looks! I love the sundress. The beginning sewists who entered deserve so much credit for pushing themselves and inspiring readers like me--participants like Melwyk, who used linings and zippers for the first time. Thanks everyone.
Danvillegirl said... (10/16/13 5:28 AM) Reply
Congratulations to you both! Great job
leoniep said... (10/16/13 2:58 AM) Reply
Well done Cabinbaby and HawkeMorningStar! Wonderful wardrobes. Well done to all who completed the challenge as well as it was very difficult to vote for just 5 entries.
Ashford said... (10/16/13 0:08 AM) Reply
I have returned from the Albuquerque, New Mexico trip and just read the latest news. Big congratulations, CabinBaby and HawkMorningStar7. Enjoy the shopping with your Fashion Fabrics Club gift certificate prizes. I can hardly wait to see what you select and what you create from it.
Jali said... (10/15/13 10:27 PM) Reply
Congratulations. Both are fabulous wardrobes.
Levone said... (10/15/13 9:27 PM) Reply
Congratulations ladies! You both created some wonderful garments.
annakeeton said... (10/15/13 5:17 PM) Reply
Congratulations to the winners!
trumbelina said... (10/15/13 5:10 PM) Reply
Congrats to both of you. Well-deserved.
nancy2001 said... (10/15/13 3:38 PM) Reply
Congratulations to cabinbaby and HawkemorningStar7!!

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