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Hawthorn Contest Winners!


Your votes are in! The margins were tight, but we’ve got the final three winners of our Hawthorn Sewing Contest:

Grand Prize Winner

With her stunning color combination and unique modifications, it is no surprise that Shona’s Sweet Mint dress was a strong contender. So dreamy!


Second Place Winners

Lauren’s Cherry dress is is sassy and cute (no surprise there, amirite?). Who wouldn’t love to have this in their summer wardrobe?


Liz, you definitely deserved recognition for your 42 Button dress. Such great handy-work! And isn’t her styling a perfect fit?


The winners have all been contacted via Flickr. If you are a winner shown here, be sure to check your Flickr messages for instructions on claiming your goodies.

Let’s give a round of applause to everyone who participated in the sewalong and challenge, you did marvelous work! You can view all of the completed dresses and peplum tops over on the Colette Patterns Flickr group. Thanks for sewing along!

The Hawthorn Sewalong

  1. Announcing the Hawthorn Sewalong & Contest (53 Comments)
  2. Full and Small Bust Adjustments (52 Comments)
  3. FBA Bonus: Splitting the Dart (15 Comments)
  4. Wide or Narrow Shoulder Adjustment (42 Comments)
  5. Fitting the cuffs (12 Comments)
  6. Interfacing, Staystitching, Darts, and Shoulders (22 Comments)
  7. Collar, Facing, and Side Seams (13 Comments)
  8. Attaching the Skirt or Peplum (10 Comments)
  9. Hawthorn Version 1, Short Sleeve (9 Comments)
  10. Hawthorn Version 2, 3/4 Length Sleeve (20 Comments)
  11. Hawthorn Version 3, Armhole (13 Comments)
  12. Closures, Hem, and Finishing (11 Comments)
  13. Hawthorn Parade: Vote for your favorites! (36 Comments)
  14. Hawthorn Parade Part Two: Vote for your favorites! (29 Comments)
  15. Hawthorn Contest Winners! (15 Comments)


Congratulations to all the winners! There were so many beautiful Hawthorns out there!


Congratulations to the winners!!! And to everyone who participated, so many lovely Hawthorns! Thank you, Sarai, for a fun contest!

cynthia gehin

Great feminine pattern, esp in the mint green with sheer.


Congrats to the winners, the dresses all look fantastic. Its a lovely pattern!!

You all did so well! Your dresses look amazing!!!

All the dresses are gorgeous but glad to see my fave as number one.

Congratulations to the winners!


Congrats all round, I absolutely loved the button loop feature on Liz’s dress!

cathy |

clap clap! congrats and thank you for another fun contest!


Congrats to all…. well deserved!

Ooooh, congratulations to three very talented and super stunning ladies!

I was just happy to have been included in the Hawthorn Parade among such wonderful artists. Congrats to the well deserving winners!

zilredloh |

Thank YOU, lovely peeps for voting for me! I too voted for the other lovely gals who won along with me. heh
So many pretty Hawthorn dresses on flickr… I’m waiting to see someone make a fall, plaid one next. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?!

Congrats!! I voted for Thea too! :) love!

I meant “for them” – automatic correction made it in Thea :(