Back in March, MARGE & Tall Guides Magazine teamed up to encourage sewing and creativity in the tall community with a unique ‘Project Runway-esque’ design challenge. Four participants (from around the globe) were asked to design/sew a dress in the spirit of the Summer/Resort Season. All participants were gifted identical boxes of luxurious, custom fabrics from MARGE Clothing for the challenge.
The participants were asked to provide updates on each phase of the design process including inspiration/intention, concept/initial design and construction.
A creative process two months in the making – we are so very excited to reveal the final designs from our participants, Janet, Beth, Tiffany and Allison, AND announce the winner…or winners!
We were genuinely impressed with the creativity and different approaches to this challenge from all four of these talented, tall women. Before we let you in on our decision, here’s a quick recap of their beautiful creations…
Janet : DIY Wardrobe, UK
Beth : Sew DIY, USA
Tiffany : Pretty Tall Sew ‘n’ Sew, USA
Allison : The Tall Mama, Australia
So, now that you’ve seen the dresses from our participants, we think you’ll agree… picking just one isn’t possible! We love them all and each of the dresses reflects the personality and creative talent of the designer behind it so given that it’s our design challenge and we made up the rules… we changed them and chose to name all 4, winners!
On behalf of MARGE & TALL GUIDES Magazine… long, tall congratulations to ALL of our winners, Janet, Beth, Tiffany and Allison!
“We were so happy to have created this design challenge with TALL GUIDES Magazine. Any opportunity to showcase an incredible group of talented women from all over the world, we will definitely support – as always, with love!” – Kaersten Cooper, founder MARGE Clothing
“Both Kaersten and I share a passion for encouraging creativity among the tall community so MARGE & TALL GUIDES Magazine was a perfect pairing for the first ever #SewTallAndCreative2017 Design Challenge. It created a fantastic opportunity to showcase tall talent, for us and others to be inspired by creativity and encourage more tall women to dust off their sewing machines and give it a go!” – Sallee Poinsette-Nash, founder TALL GUIDES Magazine
As a thank you for their participation and incredible display of beauty and creativity, MARGE is kindly gifting each of the winners a $300 Gift Card for use towards any MARGE item(s)!
Special thanks to Kaersten of MARGE and her incredible team, Janet of DIY Wardrobe, Beth of Sew DIY, Tiffany of Pretty Tall Sew ‘N’ Sew and Allison of The Tall Mama!
Thank you to all of you who have supported our design challenge participants, we hope you’ve found inspiration along the way. Please continue to follow their blogs as they are all incredibly gifted and talented women with something valuable to share.
To See Every Stage Of The Challenge – head over to our Sew Creative pages