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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Castaway to Couture Winners

What a fantastic response to the Castaway to Couture competition this year - over 70 highly creative entries from around Australia!

This year the Guild partnered with Echidna Sewing Products to offer a Brother Innovis Sewing & Embroidery machine as first prize. Judith Turner, author of The Sewing Bible for Clothes Alterations donated a 12-month subscription to her popular Sewing Genie Magic Circle, a collection of eBooks and videos with insights into the secrets of alterations and re-fashioning of garments.  Winners also received gift vouchers from McCalls Pattern Services, Handbag Hardware Australia and Craftsy.

Without further ado, we present the winners.

Judges' Choice 1st Prize - Adam Mikulicz

Judges' Choice 2nd Prize - Julie Livingstone

Finalist & Judges' Choice Highly Commended - Kristy Chan

Judges' Choice Highly Commended - Trish Stott

Viewers' Choice 1st Prize - Stefanie Alvez

Viewers' Choice 2nd Prize - Jackie Pardoe-Matthews

View gallery of all other entries
Thank you to all participants.  We look forward to seeing more marvelous creations next year.


  1. There are 77 entries, but why are only 60 entries in the gallery of all entries?

    1. Several reasons for this...
      1.The winners and highly commended are not included in the gallery because they are featured in the blog.
      2.On closer inspection there were several entries submitted that were actually the same garment.
      3. A few photos were of such poor quality they could not be used.

  2. Very inspiring, congratulations to the winners.

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