Dressmaker Of The Year Competition


A selection of homemade clothes

Our lovely colleagues at Sew magazine are running their hugely popular Dressmaker of the Year Competition once again – could it be your year?

Sponsored by Brother, there are £4,000 worth of prizes to give away, plus every entrant into the awards will receive 2 FREE Simplicity patterns!

Dressmaker of the Year

I’m so excited for this year’s competition and can’t wait to see what new creations the sewing community have to offer. No matter what your ability, just give it a go – you might surprise yourself! – Lucy Jobber, Sew Editor

Prizes

Overall Winner

Brother Sewing machine

The 2019 Dressmaker of the Year will win an incredible prize bundle worth over £1,100 including a Brother Innov-is F420Sewing Machine, a spa break with buyagift, EQS threads, Rose & Hubbard fabrics, a £100 voucher for Hobbycraft and Creative Craft Show tickets.

The Brother Innov-is F420 is packed with user-friendly features, such as:

  • 140 built-in stitches
  • Advanced needle threader
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Easy-to-navigate LCD screen
  • Quick-set bobbin and winder

Category Winners

The individual category winners will each win a Brother Innov-is A-50 Sewing Machine, Rose & Hubbard fabrics, a £100 voucher for Hobbycraft and Creative Craft Show tickets.

The Brother Innov-is A50 boasts an impressive range of 50 built-in utility and decorative stitches,  plus:

  • Drop feed for free-motion sewing
  • Advanced one-action needle threader
  • Electronic jog dial
  • Lock stitch button
  • Slide type speed control
  • One-step automatic buttonholes

The Judges

The 6 judges including Ray Holman, costume designer on BBC’s Doctor Who, and TV presenter, Debbie Shore! Meet all the judges here. They will pick the overall winner and the five category winners.

How To Enter

Receive two free Simplicity patterns just for entering!

Receive two free Simplicity patterns just for entering!

Simply take a clear photo of your finished garment on a white background and enter it at sewmag.co.uk/dressmakeroftheyear.

Contestants can enter all of the categoriesEveryday, Occasion, Vintage, Upcycling and Children’s wear – with multiple garments, so long as each one is different!

All entries must be received by March 11, 2019.

Good luck everyone!

Allison Hay

I joined the My Weekly team eight years ago, and I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazine. I manage the digital content for the brand, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters. I also work for Your Best Ever Christmas - perfect as it's my favourite time of year!