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
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!