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The Compagnie M. sewing contest

By 26/01/2014Blog, Contest

Ever since I launched my first pattern, I’ve been dreaming of a Compagnie M. contest. I think it’s wonderful to see what you create with my patterns. With this contest, I would like to invite you to push boundaries! Pick a Compagnie M. pattern you like, create something unique with it and get a chance to win one of the 5 awesome prizes. Sounds like fun, right!?


You can find all the details about this sewing contest on my Contest Page, but basically this is how it works:

Sew your own interpretation of a Compagnie M. pattern (Louisa dress, Mara blouse, Swing or Stella skirt). When doing this, you can just follow the pattern but you are also allowed to modify a pattern in order to create something completely new. The contest starts now and you have until February 16th at midnight (CET timezone) to publish your creation on my blog.

You read this right! We’ve set up a special way to show your work. Under the Contest Page, we’ve created a second blog! One that will be filled (hopefully) with your creations! So is your Compagnie M. oufit ready? You can find out on my Contes tPage, how you can add your creation the contest blog.

And what prices are there to win? Nice ones! I can’t thank all my sponsors enough. I’m really grateful to receive these amazing prices worth 680 euro all together!!

1st prize (220 euro)

Myra’s work is hard to describe. So unique! She makes the cutest pictures ever of your precious kids! This first prize is a studio photo-shoot in her studio in Leuven (Belgium). With her colorful backgrounds and attributes, she makes pictures that make you smile! You create the outfit, she chooses the setting and together you can work towards some unforgettable snaps.  You will never forget this one-hour session, I’m sure!


2nd prize (160 euro)
  • The Fabric Stash: €50  voucher (fabrics, patterns or notions)
  • Georgette: €25 voucher (fabrics, patterns and notions)
  • De Bonte boom: €25 voucher (fabrics, patterns and notions)
  • Compagnie M. vintage button pack: 6 x 12 buttons from my personal collection
  • Imagine Gnats: $30 voucher ( fabrics and patterns)
3rd prize (130 euro)
4th prize (100 euro)
5th prize (70 euro)
  • Swoon: $20 voucher (patterns)
  • During 1 year you will receive all Compagnie M. patterns for free.

So I give you 5 chances to win!

Griet from Emma & Mona (BE), An from StraightGrain (BE), Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House (US) and Rachael from Imagine Gnats (US) will evaluate your work.

And your votes also count! When you go to the Contest blog, you can like the posts by clicking the little heart icon! These like will count for 20% in the first round! You can vote as often as you like (but only once per blogpost).

I hope you like to participate and if you like to share this contest go ahead! Just click on the social media buttons above and you can share this contest with all your friends! Thanks a lot and of course: happy sewing!! Can’t wait to see your creations!

Join the discussion 18 Comments

  • so exciting! i can’t wait to see what everyone makes!

  • Jenya says:

    This sounds super fun! Can I enter a garment I made a couple of months ago, or does it need to be soemthing new?

    • Compagnie M. says:

      You may also add projects sewn in the past. Just add them before the 16th! Thanks for you enthusiasm!M

  • Annika says:

    Good timing! Just yesterday I started to pick fabrics for the Louisa pattern that I won… So, I’ll definitely participate! Great idea!

  • Hi! This is really a good idea and I wish you a big success! I love how you’ve turned your blog into a bigger, more beautiful site! I hope I’ll find some time to sew something for the contest!

  • Trine says:

    Sounds great, Marte! This is an international competition, right?

    • Compagnie M. says:

      Yes it is! Hope you feel like participating? Your creations are stunning! M

  • Elodie (Tirelabobinette) says:

    Hi! A contest with your patterns? What a good idea! Is my interpretation for adult accepted?? I just sewed a new one, you can see it here:
    Have a good day!

    • Compagnie M. says:

      Yes, that’s accepted! I love your second dress! Maybe the jury likes it as well? Just go for it! M

  • says:

    Een vraagje: Het is me niet helemaal duidelijk, moeten de wedstrijdstukken effectief gemaakt zijn tussen nu en 16 februari? Want in het wedstrijdreglement staat: “As long as it’s sewn between now and February 16th.”, maar hierboven antwoord je aan iemand dat je ook vroeger gemaakte kledingstukken kan indienen (“You may also add projects sewn in the past. Just add them before the 16th! Thanks for you enthusiasm!M”). Help?
    Vanaf wanneer beginnen de eerste stuks te verschijnen op de blog? Groetjes, MaMaatje

  • Compagnie M. says:

    Hi Deborah,
    I changed this timing thing, but forgot to change this one sentence. So thanks for your little notice!
    So did you sew a Compagnie M. pattern yet? Just add it! I don’t have any participants yet, but I hope of course that the first blogpost will appear soon! M

  • Max says:

    This sounds like something I should enter. Yesterday I made the Swing Skirt and on Monday I made the Stella skirt. And just before your contest was announced I made two Louisa dresses. How many entries am I allowed to make? I have two daughters and if I just make one of anything I get all of these requests for a second one.

  • tereza says:

    Hi! it is such a fun! It seems I might give this contest a try – I have just finished the stella skirt and it turned out absolutely fab. and I am going to sew the Marra bluse… Thank you ;)

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