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With more than 2,100 entries from all across the globe, this year's competition certainly returned with a bang! Our stellar line-up of judges were blown away by your heart-warming stories, incredible creativity and stitching finesse, and they certainly had a tricky time narrowing it down to just one garment. After several rounds of scrutiny and much deliberation, we can now reveal our latest stitching champ, plus our well-deserved category winners.
We're delighted to announce that this year's Dressmaker of the Year is Jennie Stones from Leeds who created this design for the children's category. The judges were simply dotty about her perfect pleats and pattern matching skills. Congratulations Jennie - we're thrilled to welcome you to stitching royalty!
Flying all the way over from Australia, Annie Mollison's floral taffeta frock stole the show, winning this year's Simplicity category. Annie adapted the pattern to create a bold and beautiful mullet hem - perfect for a day at the races!
This glitzy gown simply oozed glamour – and the judges were blown away when they found out that it used to be entrant Samuel Clark's grandmother's dress. He used his stitching prowess to transform it into a figure-hugging number designed for a drag queen!
Every little girl dreams of an extra-special wedding day, and what better way to celebrate the occasion than with a beautifully handmade dress. Jasmine Low's stunning lace number certainly brought the wow factor, winning this year's Occasion category!
Impeccable tailoring and attention to details saw Ann Snow's natty jacket steal the show to win this year's everyday category. The judges loved its versatility, the choice of fabric, plus the added comfort factor.
Our judges are true frill-seekers, as they picked out Rebecca Bradford Casey's flowery number as this year's vintage category winner. The kick-flare at the hip adds oodles of sass to a classic fifties favourite!
Showstopping queen of the sequins, the Strictly head costume designer and commercial seamstress will certainly add sparkle to our judging dream team.
Beloved former Sewing Bee sensation, nimble-fingered Stuart is a columnist, author and TV personality with a passion for textiles and crafting innovation.
Popular sewing star Miss Libby Rose believes in the therapeutic benefits of stitching, and travels the UK spreading the word in her Pink Sewing Bus, you can't miss her!
Super-talented seamstress, designer, writer and founder of pattern phenomenon Tilly and The Buttons, Tilly will be imparting her creativity and technical wisdom.
Our first Dressmaker of the Year winner, refashion queen and blogger extraordinaire, Portia's insights into the competition make her a true asset to our judging panel.
The overall winner wins a fantastic bundle of sewing goodies including:
The individual category winners will win a noteworthy selection of sewing goodies such as:
This year, every entrant will receive a FREE pattern!
Register your interest for next year's competition today!