It’s that time again: Sew magazine’s annual Dressmaker of the Year competition is back for 2020! Whether you’ve just started out on your sewing journey and want to show-off your new favourite outfit, or you’re an experienced dressmaker who would like to submit the garments you’re most proud of, this competition is designed with all of our readers in mind. Plus, with six categories to choose from, two free patterns to claim and amazing prizes to win, you’d be bonkers to not take part! But if you need a little more convincing, read on…
The Dressmaker of the Year winner will receive some out-of-this-world goodies, including a Brother Innov-is F420 machine worth £599, a hotel break for two, including breakfast, a £100 Hobbycraft voucher, a MOROCCANOIL beauty bundle, a pair of ICHF tickets and so much more!
Each category winner will also receive a bumper pack of prizes! These include a Brother Innov-is A50 machine worth £349, a £100 Hobbycraft voucher, a pair of ICHF tickets and lots more.
As well as the Everyday, Kids’ Wear, Vintage, Occasion and Upcycling categories, we’ve added a brand-new one – Cosplay! So, if you’ve made a stand-out costume for yourself or someone else, we want to see it.
Every single person who enters Dressmaker of the Year will receive TWO FREE patterns delivered straight to your door, courtesy of sewdirect.com.
Brand-new DOTY judge and reigning Great British Sewing Bee champion Juliet Uzor says: “Take on the challenge and enter the competition, you just might surprise yourself! Think of all of the new experiences you’ll gain and the knowledge you’ll learn, too.”
By sharing your makes with us, you’ll be inspiring others and giving them the confidence to enter DOTY! Just remember to use the hashtags #dressmakeroftheyear and #DOTY2020, and tag us on social media @sewhq.
One of the best parts of the competition is that it’s so easy to enter! Simply take a clear photo of your garment against a plain background and enter it via our website. You can include up to five shots of your make, and there’s an option to tell us the story behind it. You can enter all six categories with multiple garments, as long as all of them are different, and you can submit any outfit – so whether you made it two weeks or twenty years ago, we want to see it!
If you need another reason to enter this amazing competition, 2019’s winner Darlene Nutbeam has a few inspiring words: “When I received the call to say I’d won last year, I was in complete shock – I just couldn’t believe it. I can’t express how surprised and elated I was on hearing the results!”
To enter the Dressmaker of the Year competition, click here. Good luck!
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