Showcase your talents in the Dressmaking Competition

Our Dressmaking Competition returns for 2024! The competition is open to all contemporary dressmakers who want the opportunity to share your creations on the runway!

The competition features six categories, including a NEW category for young people. Entrants are encouraged to be as innovative as possible and judges will be looking for personal flair as well as beautifully executed techniques, stitching and finish.

The 2024 judging panel will be announced in February. The 2023 panel was made up of experts David Morrish of Kingfly Embroidery, Hand Knit Designer Jeanette Sloan, Josie Hawes – founder of Fabric Godmother and Elisalex de Castro Peake, co-found of By Hand London! 

The entry form for 2024 be available very soon, so in the meantime get started on your piece! Categories listed below. 

2024 Categories

Best in Competition Winner 2023

Congratulations to the winner of the Best in Competition prize 2023 - Regina Fox-Galassi, who was the lucky recipient of a Janome sewing machine worth £650.

This incredible denim dress was entered into the Upcycled/Repurposed category making use of several pairs of jeans to create this freestyle dress with underskirt.

Rules of entry

Please note: The entry form with photos must be submitted online by Midnight on Monday 12th February.