I know I haven’t posted any art in the past couple of weeks, but part of the reason was that last week I was busy creating a few designs to submit to Modcloth. The reason? Modcloth, my favorite clothing e-tailer, recently announced it was holding a clothing design contest called Make the Cut.
And today I was informed that one of my designs has been selected as a finalist. There are a total of 30 finalists though only five will be winners chosen by a Facebook community vote. Voting starts next Monday.
The dress you see pictured here is the one they liked, which I call the Reindeer Garden Dress. In the inset is the same dress in another pattern that I call Holiday Bouquet. The theme for the contest was Winter Garden Gala, so I found inspiration in the most iconic images of the holiday season — reindeer in all their elegant, natural beauty, and red and green, the rich, vibrant colors of winter plantings. Thus, the featured patterns you see here. Additionally, in keeping with the cold weather reality of the season for many, I made sure to include sleeves and a ruffled collar to this 50s-inspired piece.
Slightly off topic, it’s funny to be thinking of winter/holiday party dresses now since NYC is currently roasting in yet another heat wave. Maybe next I’ll design some vintage-inspired swimsuits!
(This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.)
Aww so pretty!
I am very late coming here, but this is absolutely great!
Love those dresses, they remind me of the nice dresses we had in the late fifties / early sixties, with their lovely, swinging skirts! Congrats for being chosen as a finalist – good luck! Valerie
J’aime beaucoup le dessin! Jolie tenue:)
Congrats on being a finalist! Great designs. I would totally wear the reindeer dress. So fun and quirky! Thanks for following my blog. I am now following you 🙂
I like both of these dresses and the reindeer pattern is definitely an original!
she looks stunning!
Congratulations on being selected. The dress is gorgeous, I love that style. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you win.
Completely fabulous dresses! I hope you win!
Congratulations! That’s very exciting! I do love your dress. It’s very refreshing to see a holiday design with sleeves. I always think those sleeveless holiday dresses must be designed by men, who won’t have to freeze wearing them. Yours, I would wear. Good luck!
You are so talented!! One can only hope you get picked for all kinds of design projects!! Wonderful work!! Thanks for sharing…Congratulations, and good luck all the way!! Beautiful dresses!! Always admire your work!!
wow! Bravo to you for being a finalist ~ Now to win! Excellent illustration and think this is just the thing for the holidays ~ beautiful ~ You are a winner! ~ thanks, ^_^ ( A Creative Harbor)
I love it. Excellent design.
Congrats on making the cut! :)) Th dress looks fantastic!
Congratulations on being selected as a finalist. Your designs are super brilliant.
Congratulations on being chosen a finalist! I like the length of the skirt and the way it flows. It must look very elegant when it moves while you walk.
Congratulations, Sabina. I know you must be incredibly excited. I love your dress and design and I will definitely send my vote your way. Congratulations, again!!!
Hi Sabina. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments about my Women of The Eyebrow. Both your dresses are just beautiful. In fact, awesome! Love them. Have a wonderful weekend and I really like your work.
Awesome design and congrats on being a finalist – I hope you win!
Congratulations at having your design make the finals. Good luck! I love the dress!! You are a woman after my own heart — as a girl, I spent hours and hours drawing girls and fantasized about fashion design and illustration. I didn’t end up pursuing that path, but it still is one of my loves.
Sabina, your design is great! Congratulations on begin selected. The detail is perfect! I would definitely own this dress!
Congrats! This design is awesome. As someone who is always cold, I like the attention to the detail of sleeves and collar! Be sure to let us know when the Facebook voting opens, so we can come support you. Happy PPF!
I so hope you win because I want that dress!! I have a Modcloth Store very close to me and I’d buy it in a heartbeat! Love the style and the reindeer’s..Awesome! Great job Sabina!
Hugest congrats on being a finalist… mind you that is a great fabric… I can see it being a huge success …. I will keep fingers and toes crossed that they recognise just how wonderful it is… and for us in the southern hemisphere it is nice to see something suitably wintery!!!!
Your raindeer pattern is great. I especially love that she even is wearing a raindeer pendant. Great design and congrats! Happy PPF
Congrats and good luck. Popped in from paint party Friday
I am jealous that you have roasting heat. 🙂 I love these drawings. Just stunning. Congratulations of being selected as a finalist, that is very exciting. I can see why. Good job.
Congratulation on being selected as a finalist!!
I do love your Reindeer Garden Dress!
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I especially like her raindeer necklace to match!
Congrats on being in the final run. Hope you win!
I love Modcloth and I’ll love your design!Congratulations for being a finallist. I’ll vote for you and I’ll buy your dress, that’s sure!