Okay, so I started this blog with a post about BurdaStyle’s Summer Sewing Challenge Competition and community voting on the ten finalists closed yesterday.
I really wanted to state my views on the finalists after the voting closed because I didn’t want to come across negative… but, am I the only person disappointed in the entries, much less the 10 finalists selected by the BurdaStyle and Singer judging panel??????
For me, the usual awesomeness of Burda member projects seems to be missing from these finalists, especially when you had the whole collection of Burda patterns to choose from. I even did my own search of member projects to see what the other submissions looked like… and most of them were just as moderately exciting as the select 10.
I don’t know, maybe I expected too much? Maybe all the ineligible uber-talented members from all the non-North American countries have me spoiled…
But anyways, I voted because I know how much effort any sewing lover puts into making garments and I wanted to at least help someone win. My winner for the Summer Sewing Challenge is:
She used BurdaStyle Magazine’s 06/2010 Chiffon Maxi Dress with Jewelled Neckline pattern for her dress and BurdaStyle’s Sophia BS#005 dress for the baby. I loved that the fabric she chose had a really fun and pretty print and I especially loved how she tried to deflect focus from her ever-growing belly by using the lace panel at the back. You just have to look at the rest of her pics and you can see clearly just how beautiful these two dresses are.
Seriously, this was the only one of the finalists that appealed to me.
But I’m guessing that I’m not bold or daring enough, because the winner (in my honest opinion, this was totally expected if you take into consideration just how many eclectic fashions Burda focuses on) with 272 votes was:
And with 266 votes, second place went to:
Congrats to both ladies!!! Enjoy your new fancy schmancy Singer toys!!!
My favourite got 134 votes, putting her in third place. YEAHHHHHH!!! Unfortunately, there wasn’t a prize for that 😦
P.S. Let’s hope that the next competition at BurdaStyle, sponsored or not, is open to all members regardless of their location!