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Welcome to the FINAL RESULTS of Sew-vivor Season 1! 
There has been so much talent packed into this sewing competition. Before I announce the winners, I would like to thank:

The voters, readers, fans, friends and family of our contestants! Thank you for stopping by to vote for your favorite projects!

Our Other 6 Contestants–
It was hard to say goodbye. You are all so talented and amazing! I cannot thank you enough for bringing such talent and good sportsmanship to this competition!
 Kailee @ An Outfit a Day
Amanda @ Simply Homemade
Kelli in California 🙂
Nancy @ Nancy’s Couture
Renee @ Hill Yeah
Shannon @ Googiemomma

The 6 Judges–

The Sponsors–
 Together their prizes enticed 187 entries into this competition. I hope our sponsors receive extra love today!

There are over $800 worth of prizes at stake.
Here is a reminder of what the winners will take home.
(There is just one slight change. We agreed upon a 4th Place Prize package, so we pulled one prize from each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place packages).
1st Place: 

2nd Place: 

3rd Place:

4th Place:
I’d like to introduce the guest judges for this week. They are the amazing gals from one of my favorite blogs, Simple Simon and Co.
Simple Simon & Co
These gals are extremely experienced with online sewing competitions. They host the amazing and inspiring, Project Run and Play. Make sure to check it out if you’ve never heard of it! Also be sure to check out their blog. They are so incredibly talented. Here are a few of my favorite projects they’ve sewn.

This weeks challenge was to “Sew Anything Involving Pleats.”
The commentary has been provided from our wonderful guest judges at Simple Simon and Co.

Here’s what they have to say:
“Hello Sew-vivors!  We are so impressed by the caliber of the projects that are shown here in the finale.  You are all so amazingly talented.  Your unique styles and creative take on pleating made our job very difficult.” 

Alright folks, are you ready? 

1st Place goes to…..
Miranda from One Little Minute
“Your combination of box pleates with horizontal stripes is such a classic and beautiful look.  (And the fit of your dress is fantastic).” -Simple Simon and Co.

2nd Place….
Kirstin from Kojo Designs
“The bold color paired with the pintuck detailing looks great togther. What a perfect party frock!” -Simple Simon and Co.

3rd Place….
Jessica from Swenson Love 

“We love how you combined all your favorite spring trends into one awesome outfit.” -Simple Simon and Co.

4th Place….
Jen from I Can’t Stop Crafting
“Holy perfect pleating batman!!!  (Seriously—-those pleats are perfect).” -Simple Simon and Co.

You worked so incredibly hard. You’ve inspired so many of us with your creativity. We are excited for you!
Here is your “Medal!”

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There were 3 categories in the voting of the final round. 
Each category comprised 1/3 the total score for each contestant. 
The categories were:
1. The public vote
2. The judge’s vote
3. The contestant’s vote (they voted for each other, but could not vote for themselves)
The numbers from the contestant’s vote have been provided to the contestants via email, and the judge’s vote will remain anonymous. Here are the final numbers from the public vote.

Sew-vivor has been sponsored by these amazing companies.
Thank you sponsors!!!

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Do any of you have the “sewing bug” now? I know I do! One of my very best friends in the whole world, Ashley from Mommy by Day Crafter by Night, and I are hosting a quilt-a-long on our blogs this June. We will each be making a different type of quilt, and posting the tutorials every Wednesday in June. So if you’re up for it, we’d love to have you make a quilt of your own and join the fun! You can check either of our blogs for updates, and a supply list so you can be ready when we begin! More details coming soon!

Once upon a time…

I started a blog. This is a tale of my projects, goals, and dreams. Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope you have a beautiful day.

xoxo, Rach H.