Thank you to everyone who entered the 2019 competition! Please come back in September to see the new 2020 competition.

The entries will also be on display in The Dressmaking Competition Gallery for the entirety of the show. The competition was all about
highlighting the importance of sustainability and environmental awareness in fashion we have put together a dress-making contest that is all about being green.

The Competition Categories

Entrants were asked to design and make a garment from one of the below categories.

We want to put your dressmaking skills to the test with 3 categories for our 2019 competition.

1. A Dress from your Stash:

We would like you to make a dress from any unused materials you already have at home, remnants from a previous make or channel your inner Maria Von Trapp and use some old fabric like curtains. The options are endless, you just already have to own it!

Please re-use an old pattern.

2. Go GREEN:
Submit a garment made from non-traditional materials like paper, bubblewrap, plastic bottles. Go WILD, the wackier the better.

3. Upcycle an existing garment into something wearable.
Turn an old pair of jeans into a dress, an old shirt into a new skirt or some old ties into a jacket. As long as it’s a wearable garment made from an existing item of clothing then you’re in for a chance to win.

The winners will be announced on Sunday. Prizes include A Juki MO-644 overlocker machine (RRP:399), Pyrm lights & dressmaking scissors.
We would like to thank our sponsor Juki for their help with the year’s competition.


2019 Finalist’s at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

The Dressmaking Competition is sponsored by:

Important Ticket Information – Covid-19

We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to The Knitting & Stitching Show in November for what promises to be a great event. That said, our number one priority is to ensure we protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors and exhibitors, and we will closely follow the government and their medical advisers’ recommendations to ensure we do this.

The show will go ahead, unless we’re advised or told to cancel or delay at the request of the UK Government, which we will then do without hesitation. If this is the case we will issue a refund for all tickets and workshops booked via See Tickets, (if you booked through a third party please contact them directly). We won’t take risks with your safety and we will do as the Government advises.