First thank you to everyone who submitted their creations. Seriously, they were all really fantastic looking and it made choosing between them really, really difficult. Thanks also to everyone who took the time to vote and/or comment on the entries!
First, the winner of the Reader's Choice Award, based on the entry which received the most votes is:
Second, I had to pick a winner for Judge's Choice. This was not at all easy. I finally decided to base my vote on who I felt had been most creative with the sewing pattern, and my choice is:
She not only shortened the jacket and removed the sleeves, but also added a hood and made it completely reversible. For sheer practicality alone, I felt she deserved the win. (She also placed 3rd overall in popular vote.)
But I can't just leave it there. I wanted to recognize some of our other awesome entries with Honorable Mentions. But how to select only a couple from out of all the great choices? Ultimately I'm ducking responsibility and awarding two Honorable Mention awards to our 2nd and 4th place popular vote getters:
Both of these ladies will receive digital copies of all 5 of my sewing patterns.
And there we go! I hope everyone enjoyed the contest. Winners, I will be emailing you today regarding your prizes. If for some reason you don't receive a message from me within 24 hours, please email me at email@example.com