The Summer of No Pants 2013! Winners!
Choosing a winner for The Summer of No Pants 2013 was no easy task! I was lucky to have these wonderful sewists, bloggers and friends join me in the tough process of narrowing down the entries and choosing a winner. The 2013 SONP Judges are:
|Abby of Sew Much Ado ~ Abby’s sewing tutorials are always on-trend and easy to follow. Her versatile Seaferer Top pattern just made it’s way around some of the most popular sewing blogs on the Internet. I’ll be picking it up myself so that I can have a few go-to tops to wear with all of my new skirts this summer!|
|Marissa of rae gun ramblings ~ Marissa’s blog is a fun mix of crafts, recipes, sewing projects and book geekery. She has a great sense of humor and it shows up in her work. She also has the sweetest Etsy shop that is full of ruffled baby bottoms!|
|Jen of iCandy ~ Jen’s patterns and tutorials for women always find the perfect balance of style and comfort. Her Everyday Skirt is aptly named because it pops up on my Pinterest feed just about every day!|
|We also had Alice, Amy, and Gayle from Bernina + WeAllSew weigh in! They have been wonderful supporters of SONP this year and are the generous sponsors of the Judges’ Choice prize of a Bernina bernette 46 sewing machine, as well as a prize pack of goodies for our People’s Choice Winner.|
|And, of course, me! I’m Marigold and I write this blog and host The Summer of No Pants!|
Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, the winners of The 2013 Summer of No Pants are:
Judges’ Choice Winner!
The winner of the Judges’ Choice award and the Bernina bernette 46 is Laura Conner! Laura came out of nowhere for the win! She found out about SONP about an hour before submissions ended and frantically tried to get in touch with me to join the SONP G+ Community while I was off reading bedtime stories to my kids and not paying attention to the computer. She managed to squeeze this entry in 24 seconds before submissions closed. I kid you not – 24 seconds left and the girl wins a Bernina!
Congratulations to Crystal of Ginger Dimples! Her second SONP dress was the most re-pinned project on the official SONP Pinterest Board and is the winner of the People’s Choice award. This dress also made it to the Final Four in the Judges’ Choice category. Crystal will be receiving a prize pack from Bernina, a free Craftsy class of her choice, and the brand new Hawthorn dress pattern from Colette Patterns!
Does this dress look familiar? It should because you just saw it, like, a second ago! It’s another Angie dress! Crystal’s fabric choice and modifications gives her Angie a cute, retro feel. And how fun is the cute peek-a-boos at the neckline? She also made an overskirt in the polkadot fabric you see here in the trim. You can read all about it on Ginger Dimples!
I also wanted to give a shout-out to Kelley from Casa Crafty and Renee from Two Many. The judges whittled down all of your amazing entries down to four final projects, which included the two winners above and these two projects.
Kelley’s dress is from a Japanese pattern. “This dress is different from the many entries and fits her great,” said one of our Bernina judges, “I am impressed how fearlessly she approached a Japanese pattern (including the language) plus she added her personal twist to it.” Read about the dress on Casa Crafty.
Renee made a pretty chevron skirt. Our judges loved the easy wearablity and sweet pocket details. Read about the skirt on Two Many.
I have compiled all of the SONP 2013 Winners and Judges’ Choice Honorable Mentions on Pinterest where you can see the twelve projects that the judges chose as their favorite entries to the Summer of No Pants 2013. Check it out and see if yours made it to that list!
Thanks so much to everyone who participated and followed along, the judges, and the sponsors! Remember, the Google+ SONP Community will remain open, so keep on sharing the skirts and dresses you’re making this summer. And be sure to follow the SONP Inspiration Pinterest Board, where I’ll keep posting about skirts dresses all summer! I love seeing you without your pants!