CRITERIA FOR JUDGING SEWING
Overall beauty (coordination of color and accessories such as buttons, plaid matching, trims)
Creativity (pattern changes and originality)
Stitching (machine and hand) Seam finishes
Construction techniques (buttonholes, zippers, fastenings, sleeve set, collar and neckline details,hem details)
Lining and interfacings
The Pilvi Jacket, with its hong kong and enclosed seams, striking yellow gingham handmade bias tape to complement the golden dandelions, top-stitching, mitered front corners..... immediately came to mind. There's really quite of lot going on in this simple unlined jacket.
McCall's 7509 lyocell fabric top with its lovely shawl collar, invisibly finished hand-sewn interior shoulder seam closures and those simple pearl buttons that finishes this little top perfectly.
Carolyn's Dress Newlook 6261 was my final choice as this dress was also finished with extra care. Custom fitted to my body shape, lined with Bemberg lining from Japan, covered hem seams, blind-hem stitched on the machine and of course the beautiful fabric from Carolyn this dress is well-made. Even though I've made quite a few garments in this past year, (the time frame for qualifying for entry), I just did not feel there was anything else at the skill level I wanted to show for competition. So these were what I entered.
Happy Sewing All! :)