I know you are all anxious to see who made Sew-vivor’s Top 10. But before you start scrolling, don’t skip this! All other pertinent info is found after the Top 10 reveal.
We have one more AMAZING sponsor to welcome onto the Sew-vivor team. I’d like to welcome Coats and Clark
, you know, the amazing company who has been around for 200 years, whose thread we have all sewn with, and notions we have all used. It is an honor to have them on board. They are giving amazing prizes.
-To our Top 3…
1st Place will receive a 50 spool assortment of Dual Duty thread
2nd and 3rd Places will receive an 18 spool assortment
-Each departing contestant from the Top 10 will be mailed a surprise gift bag.
-I will be choosing random participants who want to sew along, from the Sew-vivor Flickr pool or Instagram (#sewvivor) to win some of the grab bags!
How the Top 10 were chosen:
Here’s one last look at the auditions
. There were 146 incredible entries. It was torture to narrow it down to only 10. Each judge cast 10 votes. They each had a #1 pick, who was automatically entered into the Top 10, so that was 5 automatic picks. For the remaining 5, I tallied up the votes from the judges.
Drum roll please!
Here are the Sew-vivor Season 2 Top 10:
(appearing in the order they auditioned)
Dazzling Diamonds Quilt
Sparkle, Shine, Swirl Dress
Target Sheets Spring Dress
The Trendy Tuxedo
Bias and Buttons Kimono Dress
Blue Striped Dress
Yoga Bag of Awesome
Little Floral Dress
Because I’m sure you’re curious, here are the runner’s up.
Also, we will call on one of these girls in case one of the Top 10 spots is unclaimed. Each of these entries are tied, and I will randomly choose one of these to compete. Pictures are not shown so as not to confuse anyone about who is in the top 10.
My parting words to those who didn’t make it into the Top 10:
I love you. Keep sewing. Let’s be friends. You are amazing. I mean it!
If you are feeling sad that your project didn’t get through, let me first tell you how painful it was to not be able to choose you all. Here’s my little story to let you know that I can totally relate…
Two years ago, I auditioned for “Crafting with the Stars,” a crafty competition in blogland. I really wanted to make it- the prizes were amazing, and the opportunity to get my blog out there and connect with other bloggers behind the scenes was exactly what I was looking for, and it just sounded fun! It’s hard to admit to yourself that you care so much about a silly blog competition, but I totally had the butterflies the entire day wondering if I would make it in. Well, the big Top 12 post came, and as I scrolled down, my heart sank a little each second. Sad, I didn’t make it! I was really bummed… but also a little relieved (hooray, I could still have a normal life for the next month). Later, the cute Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous
told me that I was the judge’s 13th pick. I missed it by 1 vote! The reason I tell you is because truly, I know exactly how it feels! Please don’t let it get you down though. You are all amazing, and your projects were just so incredible. Sewing is such a wonderful skill, and you all have it! And on the bright side, at least the stress is over!
If you made it into the Top 10:
I will attempt to contact you all with an email, but in case I can’t track you down, you need you to contact me asap (familyeverafter at gmail), with confirmation that you do indeed wish to compete. I need to hear from you by tomorrow night (3/14), or we will give your spot to one of the runner’s up.
Your first project will be due March 19, at 6pm. (This gives you one week for the first project. You’ll have 10 days for the other 2 projects). Make sure to put this button on your blog! Again, congrats! You’re in for an exciting adventure!
If you would like to sew along each week with our contestants, that would be awesome! I will be featuring some of your projects each week, and
choosing random participants to win a grab bag from Coats and Clark
! You can upload your pictures to our Sew-vivor Flickr Group
or post them on Instagram, using this hashtag:
#sewvivor (without a hyphen)
Here are the sew-along themes:
March 6: Sew-vivor Giveaway
March 13: Top 10 contestants announced
March 20: Round 1
March 27: Round 1 results
April 3: Round 2
April 10: Round 2 results
April 17: Round 3
April 24: Round 3 FINAL results!
Here is an updated look at the prizes:
would like to offer you (anyone! you don’t have to enter Sew-vivor to
use this) a 5% discount off your entire order, valid Feb 27-April 30!
Use code: sewvivor5
A big thank you to the judges:
Their job was incredibly hard, and they deserve a huge THANK YOU for choosing our Top 10.
Oops, I forgot to announce them all on this post. I will announce them all next week!
We still have one giveaway that is live… 2 Bonnie and Camille Charm Packs from Southern Fabrics
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