Drumroll please…. we have the winners of the Washington Dress Contest! We had so many fantastic entries, and the winners of each prize were chosen by none other than pattern-drafter-extraordinaire, Alyson Clair. If you’re feeling inspired to make your very own Washington we have a two day only sale on the Washington paper pattern – just use code WASHINGTONFLASH to get 20% off at checkout! (ends midnight Feb 4th EST).
Our “best Washington Dress” award goes to Rachel F!
Rachel used a gorgeous dusty pink boiled wool (which she lined) for the skirt, and coordinating jerseys from our stockist Guthrie & Ghani, for a really sophisticated look. She said that she was able to make a size straight from the pattern with no alterations, and has discovered the magic of secret pyjamas! Congratulations, Rachel!
Our runners up are:
Meg from Cookin’ and Craftin’ who put together a gorgeous Washington with pink and green tones.
Jennifer, who writes at the Curvy Sewing Collective, with a Van Gogh inspired yellow number, complete with pleather front yoke.
Many sewists are finding the Washington is super-hackable, and the best hack prize goes to Jessica of Always A Crafty Lady for her cat dress! Jessica added a half-circle skirt to the Washington bodice, and also used elastic to create a ruched sweetheart neckline for a classic skater-style look. Not only that, but Jessica also made another 4 hacked Washingtons, combining them with self-drafted and other patterns!
Our runners up also went on a hacking spree!
Major creativity points go to our other runner up, Elaine, who made her Washington into a blue crushed velvet top, a leopard print tunic, a split cowl-neck top, a lace-covered drop waist dress, AND a V-neck top!
Best Use of Fabric
And our final winner is Tanya Maile, for her amazing embroidered Washington! The use of this border print was the perfect match for the Washington skirt, and the way Tanya colour-blocked looks fantastic.
Our runners up are:
Nicole of ColesCreationsPatterns, for her trio of Washingtons including a super fun Christmas version – spot the Santas!
Thanks so much to everyone who entered, and I hope that it’s given you a bunch of inspiration for future Washingtons! Our winners will be getting their $50 gift certificates for Cashmerette Patterns in the (e)mail shortly. Which dress or hack is your favourite? Do you have any other inspired hacking ideas?