Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Corset Contest - Winners Announced!

Our guest judges and I were wowed by all of the entries for the first Cloak & Corset Corset Sewing Contest! The hard work really showed through. We found it difficult to narrow down the winners as each corset entry had so many good things going for it.

I want to shout out a very warm Thank You to our guest judges, Liz Gerds, shop manager of Farthingales LA and Maegen Hensley, executive assistant at BCBG and Dean of Costume College 2009. Both of these women are accomplished corsetieres and know what to look for in the fine details of Victorian corset construction. Thanks again ladies!

Without further delay, here are the winners of the 2009 Corset Sewing Contest:

Grand Prize: Sahrye Cohen

First Place: Deborah Toy

Second Place: Lisha Vidler

Third Place: Chantal Filson

Congratulations to the winners!! Very well done.

Remember, the contest was judged primarily on the sewing construction of the corset. Fit, fabrics, pattern drafting, etc. were, however, taken into consideration when they affected seams, busk and grommet settings, and overall support and shape of the corset.

Additional photos of the winning corsets will be available for viewing on our website in the near future.

Again, congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who entered!

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