Dressmaker Awards 2016

BE OUR DRESSMAKER OF THE YEAR!

Simply take a clear photo of your garment against a plain background and enter it via dressmaker@makeittoday.co.uk or using this form. Contestants can enter each category, but each entry must be a different make. Along with one winner being crowned Dressmaker of the Year, each category will feature its own prizes for a selection of our most impressive entries. The judges' decision is final.

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From The Publishers Of

Dressmaker magazine Sew magazine

Fancy turning your stitching adventures into the success of the year? If you’ve been inspired by the gorgeous designs showcased in the pages of Dressmaker and Sew Magazine, we want to hear from you! Whatever your fashion passions, this is your opportunity to shine in one of four tailor-made categories.

In association with Brother and Create and Craft, Dressmaker of the Year promises to be one of the most thrilling DIY couture events in the calendar. Sew what are you waiting for? It's time to strut your stitchy stuff...

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4 amazing categories

There are four main categories for every type of dressmaker.
  • Ready to wear

    Home-made garments that suggest an 'off the rack' look, but with a high level of comfort, quality and ease of wear factored in.

    Free Inspiration
  • vintage

    From the flirtacious frocks of the forties to the exaggerated lines of the eighties, we want to see your custom takes on retro makes.

    Free Inspiration
  • Customising

    The only way is upcycle if you fancy flaunting your repurposing skills, so send in any garments given a new lease of life.

    Free Inspiration
  • Children's wear

    Tiny tees, kiddie capes or junior jumpsuits, here's your chance to show your miniature makes to a whole new audience!

    Free Inspiration

PLUS Reader's Choice:

In our special reader selection category, you get to pick which stitchy make has impressed you the most!

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look what you can win!

Prize
A Brother F420 Sewing Machine
Worth £599!

The Innov-is F420 has been designed to suit the needs of both new and advanced sewers. Packed with a huge range of features and the brilliant Square Feed Drive System for strong, smooth sewing. The F420 will breeze through all types of sewing from fashion and homeware, to precision quilting

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our judging panel of industry experts...
  • Stuart Hillard
    Stuart Hillard

    The Great British Sewing Bee Columnist, author and regular on Create & Craft TV

  • The Fold Line
    The Fold Line

    Kate Underdown and Rachel Walker co-run an inspirational online sewing community

  • Sarah Crosland
    Sarah Crosland

    Author and editor of magazines Dressmaker and Crafts Beautiful.

  • Jennifer Ward
    Jennifer Ward

    Enterprising editor of Sew magazine and devoted crafts and vintage enthusiast

PLUS Readers Choice!

In our special reader selection category, you get to pick which stitchy make has impressed you the most!

All entries must be received by 9th March 2017.