I participated in two contests in 2010, and won awards in both.
I won this contest with my wedding dress! I was married 12.3.2010, and if you would like to read up about that adventure, the dress Journal is here.
I received 2nd place for my cream polonaise. Its' dress Journal is here, if you're interested.
The 2nd Place Prize WINNER of 2010's Most Beautiful Bustle Day Gown in the World is...: USA Entry 30!
USA Entry 30.) Dress: Harpers Bazaar Natural Form Bustle Dress
Warmest Congratulations WINNER, from all of your friends here at Bustledress.com!!!!
Comment by JUDGE Lisa Schnapp: 8/15/2010
"Recherche styling. Trimmings authentically realized. Elegant lines reflect the impeccable fit of the fashion plate original. Glorious..."
Comment by JUDGE Alethea Sayers: 8/15/2010
"A good job of interpreting the fashion plate and the style/cut is so flattering..."
Comment by GUEST JUDGE Lady Fleur: 8/15/2010
"A very pretty gown to be proud of! So closely replicating the original!!!"
Also in 2010, a dress I made won the costume contest at Dickens on the Strand in Galveston, TX on Dec 4! Missie Matecki (right) is wearing a dress I designed and built for her in the weeks leading up to the event. It also has an evening top.