Colour in Thirds Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following five prize winners in our 2019 Colour in Thirds Sewing Competition.

First Place goes to Sarah with her self-drafted dress and jacket. Sarah made very clever use of all three fabrics, creating a floaty empire line dress and a fully reversible kimono-style jacket that she “‘pimped’ up a bit by adding in a split with ties at the nape, along with ties at the sleeves (which are removable)“. We really loved both pieces – how they look separately and as a combined outfit together. The design perfectly  complements the fabric and shows just how dreamy it is for gathering. Congratulations Sarah!

Second Place goes to Rebecca with this gorgeous V neck dress that perfectly showcases the competition fabric. The floaty, gathered-waist design has been sewn using predominately the khaki colourway. The overall style is quite simple with some clever little details that take it to another level. We love how she’s broken up the ‘sameness’ of the main fabric with a cleverly positioned frill that incorporates all three colours of the competition fabrics. This design detail is similarly featured on the sleeve cuffs and extends into a plaited belt tie which hangs from both front and back waistband.

Third Place goes to Renay with her sensational two piece. On first glance it looks like a a jumpsuit but this outfit comprises a pair of wide leg pants with front pleats and a v-neck blouse and both garments feature a spectacular rouleau detail that’s used on the neckline, pocket openings and to attach the sleeve flounces.

Fourth Place goes to Manju with this stunning Vogue 9186 shirt dress. This was such a clever choice for the competition fabric, and in our indigo colourway, makes for a real knock-out garment. And check out the floatyness of that asymetrical hem! You can read more about Manju’s winning entry in her blog post here.

Fifth Place goes to Rebecca with her Jazz Jumpsuit. This was just a pattern/fabric match made in heaven and the two looks – belted or not – give such different looks. As Rebecca said in her entry email, “The fluid movement and comfortable fabric make it lovely to dress up with a belt and heels, or dress down with sneakers and some fun earrings!”

Congratulation to all our winners, all our entrants and thank you for joining the fun. Once again, you have so perfectly shown us why sewing is a magical thing when one fabric (in three colours) can create such a mind-blowing range of garments. As a viewer or participant, we hope you enjoyed the competition and we look forward to doing it again soon.

All the entries can be viewed here and we still have competition fabrics available to purchase here.