Well done and thank you to everyone who entered into this year’s Dressmaking Competition at the 2019 Knitting & Stitching Show.

2019 Winners

A Dress from your stash – Marian Jackson

Go green – Jean Hutchinson

Upcycle – Cathie McCartan

Visitors Choice – Clarissa Bousfield

Visitors Choice – Clarissa Bousfield


The fashion industry has been known to be a culprit in today’s wasteful society. To highlight 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

At this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show we’re inviting YOU to enter our Dressmaking competition.
We want to put your dressmaking skills to the test with 3 categories for our 2019 competition.
+ You’ll be in with the chance of winning any of the following prizes… A Juki MO-644 overlocker machine (RRP:399), Pyrm lights & dressmaking scissors.

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.

2019 Shortlist



The Dressmaking Competition is sponsored by: