Top Stitchers: Season 2

Top Stitchers: "Chicago"

Top Stitchers: "Chicago"

"According to the great (fictional) Billy Flynn, the whole world is all show business. So give us the ol' razzledazzle, with a fashionable woman's outfit inspired by your favorite musical or a specific musical number or character.

The catch? You have to incorporate, to some degree, Billy's recipe to daze and dizzy your audience: beads, feathers, or sequins."

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Top Stitchers: "Rebels With A Cause"

Top Stitchers: "Rebels With A Cause"

Adolescents are masters of rebellion - but the concept existed well before their rebellious idols were swinging from wrecking balls and defying social norms in deli dresses. This sewing-for-tweens duel will double as a history lesson for the afflicted youth.

Sewists will design a modern outfit around a famed rebel or rebellion of the past. Rebellions may be political, social, philosophical... the possibilities are endless! Incorporate colors, textures, or overall styles of the influential period or person you choose.

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Top Stitchers: Who Dun It??

Top Stitchers: Who Dun It??

Oh-my-gosh-oh-my-gosh-oh-my-gosh!! I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO SEE THIS ENTRY!! (Hey, if you want a stoic host, this is not the contest for you ;)) As a boy-momma, and one completely unskilled in the world of upcycling, this week's sew-down both inspires me, and  KNOCKS MY SOCKS OFF!! Back up, you say? Tell you the prompt? or introduce the challengers? Alright. You've got a point. Here they are!

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Top Stitchers: "Hamlet"

Top Stitchers: "Hamlet"

Prepare to have a seriously silly grin frozen on your face! You're about to witness the most adorable sew-down yet. Magda and Ajaire have the most charming daughters, and today? They're make-believing they're grown up versions of themselves in a couple of epic upcycled outfits. Behold, our "Hamlet" challenge:

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