We must begin with an apology because we did say we would announce the winner on the 5th January. Sorry! Secondly we must thank you all of you who took the time to enter your makes, the diversity and quality has been superb. They are all super and we have found it hard to decide on who should win. The diversity of the entries has been the delay and a lesson to us at Croft Mill, for our next ‘sew and share’ we will do a less diverse brief; it has been hard to judge these because they are all so different. We also decided to ask you your thoughts and to let us now which was your favourite so thank you for your response, it has been very interesting. The judges at Croft Mill consisted of Caroline, Carole, Jayne and Rebecca, ages ranging from their 20’s to 70’s a whos sewing skills range from a hugely experienced, to pretty darn good, to beginner. So without further ado, here are the winners;
1st prize goes to
Valerie Shaw’s Red Period jacket waistcoat and shirt.
We were all very impressed with the impeccable craftsmanship here, both the waistcoat and jacket are lined beautifully, the pleated sleeves in the jacket are set in perfectly and the detailing is just super all the way down to the homemade buttons. There is a huge amount of skilled work in this outfit. Well done Valerie.
2nd prize goes to Jean Wallace
We all loved the boldness of this dress, Jean has made this dress to fit perfectly and it has lovely set in sleeves.
3rd prize goes to Marysia Paling
Red and black prom dress
Marysia made this for her daughter and what a lucky daughter she is, this is 1 of 2 entries she made, both are beautiful but this one came in on top because of the boning work and the superb finish.
As voted by you
Wendy Duncan’s black dress
An additional winner due to the overwhelming positive response and likes on social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram We liked this one and it seems that you all did to. We love the set in lace top and the fishtail skirt. We will be sending you a £25 prize too.
We will also be sending our new Sew and Sip mug to;
Emma Heap, for your gorgeous little girls dress.
Iwhich (Instagram persona) for your superb duffle coat.
Sarah Dale for your delicate blue chiffon dress.