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|Announcing the Endless Combinations 2010 Contest Winners||By DianeSev on 12/23/10 1:15 PM
|Endless Combinations 2010 Contest Winners
Tired of going to your closet and trying to find garments that match? A top and pants, a top and a skirt, a jacket and a dress...picking these pieces before you've had your coffee can be a real challenge! The participants in this contest are closer to achieving a worry-free wardrobe selection. Their goal in this contest was to build a flexible wardrobe of pieces that match!
When you look at the contest gallery, you can see what a great job they did. We're all envious of them, aren't we!
According to the contest rules, the 27 participants had to enter at least 4 items, by starting with one item, then sewing another item that matched that, then another that matched that one, and so on.
Now let's meet the winning contestants.
|First Prize (by Member Vote): |
cloudyhn for "Outfits for the Office"
cloudyhn had just found a new job at a corporate bank in Toronto, so she chose "Outfits for the Office" as her theme for this contest. She says it was a great decision for her, because she spends most of her week in work attire, Monday through Friday, from 7:15 AM to 7 PM.
The nine items she made were 100% her designs and self-drafted. She chose a mixture of colors for her fabrics: chocolate, pinks, plum/purple and floral-prints.
Her total cost of $65 included fabrics, laces, trims, linings and zippers, most of which she bought at a steep discount.
One of her pieces is the Chanel Pink Tweed Suit pictured above.
Although she sewed 9 items and her pictures show 20 combinations, she actually counted 33 combinations for her entries. She says that, with accessories, she can probably get even more unique looks. She calls the possibilities "very delightful and magically attractive".
Random Entry Prize:
Kbenco for "Combinations to make sure that my purple skirt was not an orphan!"
Kbenco's journey started with her purple skirt (pictured above). She had made the BurdaStyle pattern several times before and decided to make it in purple linen, underlined with cotton batiste. But she did not want her skirt to be an orphan! So she made several tops to go with it.
She is not a big fan of A-line skirts and tried to leave her comfort zone by making this one. But she used leftover cotton denim and considers this a free skirt! She had planned to make another skirt from a gabardine remnant but ran out of time.
As part of this contest, she also made a cream blouse with a ruffled collar, a purple print blouse with a front tuck detail, a blue T-shirt with lattice smocked neckline, and a purple cotton lycra knit T-shirt, all from commercial patterns.
Take a look at her four combinations.
And congratulations to all our contestants for their Endless Combinations!
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We also thank PR member Aroura for managing this contest.
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