Love a great deal? The Bargainista Fashionista Contest asked contestants to recreate a garment inspired by runway or retail fashion seen from a magazine, online, or store. 63 participants were up for the challenge!
Submissions included a comparison calculation of the percentage saved on designing the lookalike outfit versus purchasing the inspiration piece.
Who had the most thrifty entry? Let’s find out!
First Prize Winner: Jstarr4250 for Vogue Patterns: 8815 (Misses Top)
Wonderful top, Jstarr4250!
Jstarr4250 says, "67 pattern reviewers can't be wrong...this is a versatile and fun top to put your own spin on. I will be sewing up more of these as alternatives to basic T shirts for the summer."
Retail cost of garment: $98.00
Cost to sew: $7.99
Percentage of savings: 91.85%
Second Prize Winner: arianamaniacs for No Pattern Used: Lena Hoschek (Ribbon Skirt)
arianamaniacs says, "I might consider making another one of these if I run across some ribbons that don't cost a million! I've gotten a ton of compliments on this already and everyone assumes it's one from the designer :)"
Retail cost of garment: 390 Euro
Cost to sew: 96 Euro
Percentage of savings: 75%
Congratulations to all who participated in the Bargainista Fashionista Contest!
We'd like to give our special thanks to the Contest Manager, michellep74.
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