Compagnie M. turned two and I got the best present ever to celebrate this joyful event with you. 374 stunning creations have been entered in the contest. Far more than I could have ever hoped for. This is the icing on the cake for any pattern designer. I draw the pattern and I leave the rest to you. Your interpretation of my work is just so inspiring. That’s why I would like to thank you for the last 2 wonderful years in my life. No Compagnie M. without you. What do you think? Shall we add another 2? ;)
Now back to the contest. I was counting votes yesterday and in comparison to last year’s contest, this time the professional jury was really unanimous. I can announce 9 winners in total. Although I tried to create more prize packs this year, I now have the feeling: ONLY 9 out of 374?!?! So if you didn’t win a prize in this contest, keep in mind that the best reward ever is the achievement of a great handmade garment.
In the plain & simple category, these are the winners:
1st place: Laurence Lebon with ‘wedding bells’
2nd place: Veerle Van Der Straten with ‘Leni meets Louisa’
3rd place: Suzan De Kogel with ‘color blocked Ileana dress’
In the mix & match category, I have some great winners too:
1st place: Karolien Van Riel with ‘Indian summer’
2nd place: Nina Auchil with ‘Louisa in the sky’
3rd place: Karen Seghers with ‘Een Swileana, gemixt en gematcht’
And the pattern hack catgory was my personal favourite one, as I love it when people hack my patterns:
1st place: With love by Eva with ‘Ileana cape and Louisa-Lotta-Ileana dress‘
2nd place: Liesbet Rommens with ‘Julia-hack: batwing sweater’
3rd place: Mieke Jansen with ‘a dress and a Louisa bag’
Congratulations to all of you! You’ve inspired all of us! (I will contact all of you next week on how to claim your prize. First we are enjoying a small break. )
And now I would like to take my time to thank every one that supported the contest in one way or the other. First of all: the sponsors! No contest without prize packs and this year the total value of the prize was so high, that I got the chance to create 3 categories! THANKS a lot for your generosity! I truly hope that you enjoyed the contest too.
Of course I can’t forget the jury: some of the sponsors were part of the jury and some of them are highly respected European bloggers. I would like to thanks all the jury members for this extremely difficult task!! Going through 374 took a couple of hours of their time. If I can ever do something to help you: just let me know. I owe you!
I did it before, but I do it again: thanks a lot to everyone that participated in the contest. I was and am blown away. Such a great bunch of unique garments. My to-sew-list has grown a lot! I will contact some of you in person, since I would love to write some tutorials to make your interpretation available for everyone. We will keep the contest blog available for every one and would love to make a small online magazine soon…
And last but not least, I think the man behind the scenes deserves a big thank you. Bjorn is the man. He’s the one that posted all 374 blogposts! He was the one struggling, when I was ill, lying on the couch. But he did it!
What do you think? Shall I organize a new contest next year? Note down in you agenda: 1st of October 2016! I hope we have a date? ;)