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PatternReview Blog > Who Won the Cocktail Outfit Contest? Find out!
Who Won the Cocktail Outfit Contest? Find out!By AlexisW on 1/9/14 1:23 PM


Perfect for ringing in the New Year, the Cocktail Outfit Contest challenged the 40 Participants to sew a dressy outfit suited for a fancy occasion.

For those needing the extra push to try a new skill or fabric, the Cocktail Outfit Contest was the perfect excuse. Hope you all had a fabulous New Year’s Eve in your creations!

Now let's take a look at the winners…


First Prize Winner: sewin for Vogue Patterns: 8943 (Misses' Dress and Slip)

sewin concludes, "I call it the Audrey Hepburn dress. I wanted to make a dress that made my daughter who is a hardworking mother of two boys feel like a princess when she put it on. I think I succeeded. I'm more in love with sewing than ever and can't wait to learn the next thing. Love the inspiration I get from all you pattern reviewers out there." (Read full review here.)

Congratulations, sewin! What a beautiful dress!


Second Prize Winner: slmstyle for Simplicity: 2053 (Misses Dress in two lengths with bodice variations)

slmstyle explains, "I made this dress up in a few days for the Cocktail Dress contest, plus I love the one shoulder style. I have seen this look in many shops and on line for a variation on a cocktail dress. Nice pattern!" (Read full review here.)

Wonderful work, slmstyle. Congrats!


Special thanks to the Contest Manager, Aroura, for all your advice and encouragement.

ClothingLabels4U is the proud Sponsor of the Cocktail Outfit Contest. Many thanks!

Read the Contest Rules and Report.

View the behind-the-scenes Contestant Talk.

Browse through the Gallery to see all the entries.

24 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
bsacosta said...
Two beautiful amazing dresses and excellent fit.
1/19/14 3:34 PM
Rhoda K said...
Congatulations to both - beautiful dresses.
1/18/14 11:29 PM
Sew Good said...
Two well deserving winners! Great work!
1/18/14 4:18 PM
SquishSews said...
Gorgeous ladies in gorgeous outfits!!
1/14/14 10:01 PM
KristinAnn said...
Beautiful dresses! Love them both!
1/14/14 5:31 PM
marusya grace said...
Beautiful Dresses! Congrats!
1/12/14 11:04 PM
Dellia45 said...
Congratulations Ladies, both are inspiringly beautiful!!
1/12/14 9:44 AM
Melwyk said...
Those are both simply gorgeous. There were so many wonderful dresses to choose from, and all inspiring work!
1/11/14 11:27 PM
vernyce said...
now go wear those winning entries!
1/11/14 5:39 PM
madbadger said...
Congratulations! All great entries, 2 beautiful winners!
1/11/14 11:29 AM
Sue Parrott said...
Wow, beautiful work ladies!
1/11/14 10:49 AM
HDWen said...
Congratulations to all contestants, and both winners - Great job and reviews on wonderful patterns to try!
1/11/14 3:34 AM
ArtAttack said...
Recognition well deserved! They are both gorgeous...congrats!!
1/10/14 11:05 PM
Sindy in PA said...
Congratulations to you both - they are both amazing work!
1/10/14 6:39 PM
sewin said...
Congratulations to simstyle. I think your dress was gorgeous and you wore it beautifully. Thanks for everyone's votes. This was great fun. Now it's back to reality. Loved working with the fine fabrics, but I need to make some yoga pants :)
1/10/14 6:32 PM
Margaret said...
Congratulations! Great job both of you!
1/10/14 6:02 PM
Aroura said...
Congratz to both very worthy winners!
1/10/14 12:53 PM
slmstyle said...
Congrats to sewin, you did a wonderful job on your gorgeous dress! Thank you all for your votes and participation in this contest, it was fun and a great experience!
1/10/14 11:55 AM
hopflower said...
Great choices for winners- and you both did an amazing job! the dresses are beautiful. Congrats!
1/10/14 10:41 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Congratulations to you both! Great job!
1/10/14 5:13 AM
Cartwrin said...
Congratulations winners! Gorgeous dresses, worn beautifully.
1/9/14 8:58 PM
evdH said...
Beautiful dresses on beautiful women. Congratulation to both sewists.
1/9/14 4:22 PM
Tonya P said...
Both stunning dresses. Congratulations!
1/9/14 2:45 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Congratulations to both of you!!!
1/9/14 2:01 PM

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