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Meet the Winners of the Fitted Blouse Contest! By AlexisW on 4/10/14 2:35 PM

The Fitted Blouse Contest challenged participants to create and model a collared blouse to showcase technical fitting skills. This contest was uniquely divided into three categories, so entrants could compete against other members of similar sewing abilities.


Contest criteria for all three skill levels focused on quality of construction, creative design elements, and garment gallery review. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced contest categories each had a winner chosen by member vote.

Let’s meet them now!


Beginner Prize Winner: MrsCharisma for Butterick: 5678 (Misses'/Misses' Petite Shirt and Sash)

MrsCharisma says, "I am really, really proud of my work on this top! I swear I unpicked and restitched the topstitching on the cuffs like 6 times! This forced me to learn to use my walking foot - yay!"


Intermediate Prize Winner: acmena for Vogue Patterns: 7587 (Vogue Classic Blouse)


acmena says, "A basic princess seamed shirt, perfect size for me as it comes."


Advanced Prize Winner: clothingengineer for StyleArc: Brenda blouse (Brenda blouse)

clothingengineer says, "I will definitely sew this again. I think I perfected the fit and all I would need to do is adjust the sleeve length length for whatever season it is."


Congratulations to everyone who participated! Wonderful work!

Special thanks to the Contest Manager, jannw, for all of your encouragement and guidance.

Fabric Place Basement is the proud Sponsor of the Fitted Blouse Contest. Thank you!

Browse through the Fitted Blouse Contest Galleries to see all the entries.

Fitted Blouse Contest – Beginner

Fitted Blouse Contest – Intermediate

Fitted Blouse Contest – Advanced


Check out all the Currently Running Contests on PR.

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vernyce said... (4/23/14 11:19 AM) Reply
wowza! that striped blouse really flatters a curvy girl! an impressive feat for a so-called beginner!
tgm and Kittys said... (4/22/14 10:26 AM) Reply
Very nice tops everyone. Congrats!
thi3 said... (4/22/14 9:27 AM) Reply
Those are all lovely! Well done!
ASiverson said... (4/22/14 8:44 AM) Reply
Congratulations to each and every one of you! Great work and beautiful blouses.
feltont said... (4/22/14 8:37 AM) Reply
Beautiful garments ladies!
betty bushwacker said... (4/22/14 8:33 AM) Reply
Beautiful work everyone!
Arted said... (4/14/14 3:01 PM) Reply
Hey, I feel pretty good I picked you. Congrats
pdiddly said... (4/14/14 3:25 AM) Reply
Well done to all the winners
marjieco said... (4/14/14 1:33 AM) Reply
All very nice blouses, congrats to the winners.
Baja Susana said... (4/13/14 2:20 PM) Reply
Congratulations a todos! You are the winners that I voted for as well. Each of you made a lovely top that fits you well. Enjoy your prizes. This was the fairest and best contest held by PR.
Rhoda K said... (4/12/14 1:51 PM) Reply
Congratulations to all the winners - beautiful blouses.
Melissa Angus said... (4/12/14 9:16 AM) Reply
I'm inspired by the winning blouses. I hope to sew that well.
Sue Parrott said... (4/12/14 8:57 AM) Reply
Congratulations on the winners! Your work is all beautiful and I hope you are proud to wear your creations!
Quickie said... (4/12/14 5:11 AM) Reply
Congrats to all who shared in the fun
Erin Sooit said... (4/11/14 11:46 PM) Reply
Congratulations to the winners! Beautiful work!
sewcrazee said... (4/11/14 8:51 PM) Reply
Congratulations..beautiful blouses!!
Danmar said... (4/11/14 5:42 PM) Reply
Onyee said... (4/11/14 5:13 PM) Reply
Congrats ladies. You all did an awesome job.@mrscharisma your perseverence paid off :)
slmstyle said... (4/11/14 4:31 PM) Reply
Congrats to all of the Fitted Blouse Contest winners! They are all beautifully made blouses!
SewLibra said... (4/11/14 12:23 PM) Reply
Congrats! All 3 are awesome blouses!
beanchor said... (4/11/14 11:02 AM) Reply
Congrats everyone! Great results!
SeamsLong said... (4/11/14 9:48 AM) Reply
congratulations ladies
Tee Jones Actie said... (4/11/14 7:20 AM) Reply
Congratulations! All of the shirts were gorgeous!
FreyaStark said... (4/11/14 5:58 AM) Reply
Congratulations to all of you. The high standard of entries in this contest is really impressive.
Danvillegirl said... (4/11/14 5:18 AM) Reply
Congratulations to the three winners. It was a fun contest. Jannw-great job of managing this contest!
supizoo said... (4/11/14 4:27 AM) Reply
Congratulations to all of the participants! Truly inspiring work from everyone. I would put a row-full of exclamation marks except I tend to overdo exclamations marks....oh who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maureen Hole said... (4/11/14 0:30 AM) Reply
Beautiful workmanship, to all of you congrats!
marec said... (4/11/14 0:14 AM) Reply
whoo hoo! Congrats to all three of you lovely ladies. You have inspired me to sew some crisp shirts and floaty blouses.
TJSEWS said... (4/10/14 10:38 PM) Reply
Congratulations to all of the winners! Job well done!
ArtAttack said... (4/10/14 9:33 PM) Reply
Congrats all the winners. So well deserved. Beautiful work by all at each level.
clothingengineer said... (4/10/14 8:27 PM) Reply
How exciting! Thank you everyone that took your time to vote and comment. And a BIG thanks to jannw for being the manager!
Guelphgurl said... (4/10/14 8:03 PM) Reply
Congratulations to all the winners! You are all inspiring!
Nana27 said... (4/10/14 7:29 PM) Reply
Congratulations to the winners!
acmena said... (4/10/14 6:16 PM) Reply
Many thanks to all those kind people who voted for me and for the many kind comments. I'm overwhelmed. Congrats to MrsCharisma and clothingengineer on a great job.
sassykat said... (4/10/14 5:03 PM) Reply
Congrats to All. Beautiful Job.
MrsCharisma said... (4/10/14 3:46 PM) Reply
I am squealing with excitement!!!! Thanks to everyone who voted and congrats to the other winners! I really, really enjoy this contest and seeing all of the amazing tops that are made.

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