Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Show and Tell: Burdastyle Competition

I'm sure any of you who are sewers are familiar with the burdastyle site.  It's an amazing place to get sewing tips, free (and/or inexpensive) patterns, advice, and showcase your own projects.

Right now they are holding a contest...and I entered!  It's sponsored by Bernina and the grand prize is, of course, a sewing machine.  It's called "Party Through the Decades" and each submission has to choose their favourite decade and submit an inspiration board as well as a photo of their project.


If you've read my "About Me" blurb on the sidebar you can easily guess what decade I chose...the 1970's of course!  And I was completely inspired by Halston, one of my favourite designers of the decade.

My inspiration board is a mix of classic Halston along with the newer Heritage line:

And here's my creation:

Part of the submission is to give a short blurb on why you chose the era that you did.  Here's what I wrote:

"I love everything about the 70’s. It was a decade when glitz and glam were the everyday norm. I’m especially drawn to Halston and the beauty in the simplicity of the shape and movement of the fabric that he was able to capture.

This piece appears simple but to attain such simplicity one must achieve perfection in each and every stitch, otherwise it shows. The beautiful olive green colour adds to the elegance and sophistication as does the authentic era belt.

All the “it” girls of the era wore Halston. They, and their clothes, epitomized the jet set lifestyle. I hope that you can see the Halston influence in my creation and I can’t wait to wear it!"

You can check out the other submissions by going here .  And you can check out my projects page here .  I don't know if number of views and number of time favourited matters in the decision making...but it probably wouldn't hurt.

Once you see all of the amazing submissions you'll probably agree that I don't really have a very good chance of getting too far in the competition, but it was still fun, and it was a good incentive to get me to make something special to wear for the holidays!  Now I'm ready to party all Christmas season long~

Wish me luck!


Sabr said...

This turned out amazing! Good luck!!

The Extra Ordinary Bree said...

Oooh I love it! So classy and fun!!

Legacy of Love said...

Love the color. Looks elegant but comfy

Jill said...

How fun is this!?! Great job, I love the color!

AllieMakes! said...

Super Chic! And the color is spot on! Excellent job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

This is gorgeous! Well done.

susan said...

Halston was indeed IT in the 70's and is timeless. You did a great job and I love the color!

Tricia said...

I love the dress. It turned out great and fits you perfectly. Best of luck in the competition.

I'd love it if you linked this project up to my Hip for the Holidays apparel celebration. You can find the link party here:

Link up any other apparel projects as well.

Pauline said...

You look fabulous!It's lovely, you did a good job :o)


Moois van mie said...

lovely dress!


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