It's time to reveal our...

Dressmaker of the

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.

    Dressmaker of the Year Winner!

    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!

Introducing our

Category Winners



Annie Mollison

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!



Samuel Clark

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!



Jasmine Low

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!



Ann Snow

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.



Rebecca Bradford

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!

Our glittering panel

Meet our judges

Vicky Gill

Showstopping queen of the sequins, the Strictly head costume designer and commercial seamstress will certainly add sparkle to our judging dream team.

Stuart Hillard

Beloved former Sewing Bee sensation, nimble-fingered Stuart is a columnist, author and TV personality with a passion for textiles and crafting innovation.

Libby Rose

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!

Tilly Walnes

Super-talented seamstress, designer, writer and founder of pattern phenomenon Tilly and The Buttons, Tilly will be imparting her creativity and technical wisdom.

Portia Lawrie

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.

Fantastic sewing goodies

Prizes up for grabs

Overall Winner

The overall winner wins a fantastic bundle of sewing goodies including:

  • Janome Atelier 5 sewing machine.
  • Adjustoform mannequin
  • £100 Hobbycraft voucher
  • Madeira Cotona thread selection
  • A host more dressmaking delights...

Category Winner

The individual category winners will win a noteworthy selection of sewing goodies such as:

  • Janome 230DC sewing machine
  • £100 Hobbycraft voucher
  • Personalised Fiskars Scissors


This year, every entrant will receive a FREE pattern!

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