Make the Cut Contest Winners

Our first ever design contest was a smashing success, and we have you to thank for it! We received thousands of your superb sketches, and you diligently voted for all your faves on Facebook. Now, it’s time to announce the Make the Cut Contest champs!

Our five Facebook fan-voted victors are: Cassie L. Thompson (a), Maria Catalono (b), Hannah Yung (c), Kacey Durbin Shapiro (d), and Nicole Parker (e)! But, that’s not all – there were so many exceptional entries that Susan simply had to add two of her top picks to the winners’ circle, as well! And, those felicitous prizewinners are Tyger Alexis (f), and Liz Callahan (g)!

Congratulations to you all! And, just in case you forgot, here’s a recap of the posh prizes you’ll receive: $500 cash, production and a sample of your piece – with your name on the tag – and, last but not least, your garment will be sold right here on ModCloth.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated! And, if you’re itching to add the winners’ incredible items to your wardrobe, then don’t forget to be on the lookout for them in Spring 2012.


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    Natasha (ModCloth) 12/19/2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Congrats to all the finalists and winners!

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    Hannah 12/19/2011 at 12:19 pm #

    So glad Liz Callahan’s dress made the cut! It’s beautiful.

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      Kristin 12/19/2011 at 12:44 pm #

      I agree. Her design is beautiful!

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      Brianna 12/19/2011 at 1:27 pm #

      Ditto that! I absolutely adore that dress… can’t wait to see what it as an actual dress!

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    Rachel 12/19/2011 at 12:30 pm #

    I’m disappointed that I didn’t make it, but some of these dresses are lovely and definitely belong on Modcloth. Congrats! I told myself if Modcloth wouldn’t make mine I’d make them myself, which I intend to do now.

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      Linden 01/14/2012 at 8:35 am #

      That’s exactly what I’m planning to do! I don’t think my designs were even looked at because I didn’t have to correct parent consent stuff, but there’s always a next time, right!?

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    Rebekah Huang 12/19/2011 at 12:35 pm #

    What a great contest. It was really fun to see all the different ideas!! The talent was inspiring. Looking forward to seeing these on the site!

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    Kristina 12/19/2011 at 12:43 pm #

    These are lovely. I hope they’ll be available in plus sizes.

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    Christle 12/19/2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Gorgeous, all of them! 🙂 I especially love A, E and G.

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    Sarahstrasza 12/19/2011 at 12:49 pm #

    I can’t wait to get C, G, and E, but I looove C <3

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    Carly 12/19/2011 at 1:10 pm #

    E & G <3

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    Kel Marie 12/19/2011 at 1:13 pm #

    So glad Tyger’s dress made it! I’ll be on the look out for her dress 🙂

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      Barb 12/19/2011 at 3:09 pm #

      Love that dress!

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    Katherine K 12/19/2011 at 1:25 pm #

    Yay congrats everyone. I absolutely love E – so beautiful – the njeckline is awesome. Also love G is not too short!

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    Kirsten 12/19/2011 at 1:37 pm #

    I think all these dresses are beautiful, but not a huge fan of A. Still, congrats to all the winners.

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    cabbageandlettuce 12/19/2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Wow! Please make G vegan! I would LOVE to wear that one.

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    ESC 12/19/2011 at 2:10 pm #

    I think you have a typo with Hannah’s last name! It’s Yung, not Young.

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      ModCloth 12/19/2011 at 2:29 pm #

      Oh no, our bad! Thanks for the catch, ESC!

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      H 12/19/2011 at 2:34 pm #

      I think Maria’s last name also has a typo, fyi!

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    Mimi 12/19/2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Congrats to all of the winners! Love Liz and Maria’s dresses and can’t wait to see them sold!

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    Gretchen Noelle Ellis 12/19/2011 at 3:31 pm #

    I’m really looking forward to C, E, and G! Especially E!

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    Brittanny 12/19/2011 at 3:43 pm #

    Congratulations to all of them. My favorites are C, E, and G but everyone did a great job.

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    Sabina 12/19/2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Congrats to the winners, especially to Susan’s additional choices since that must have been a lovely surprise for them. And thanks to Modcloth for holding the contest. I had a great time coming up with my designs, even if I did end up getting clobbered in the community vote. And good luck to Rachel; I’ve been seriously considering doing the same. I hope some of the other contestants also take their designs to the next step.

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    sophia pawlowski 12/19/2011 at 6:44 pm #

    congratulations to everyone! absolutely love f, cannot wait to purchase!

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    Liz Callahan 12/19/2011 at 8:26 pm #

    Thanks, Susan, for giving my dress your vote! And thanks for the opportunity to have my design included among so many beautiful outfits in this contest.

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    Selo 12/19/2011 at 10:20 pm #

    All the dresses were beautiful! I can’t wait for A, C, and G to come out!

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    Dana E. 12/19/2011 at 11:57 pm #

    They’re all lovely, but G is definitely the best- can’t wait til it’s produced!

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    tyger alexis 12/20/2011 at 8:24 am #

    THANK YOU sooooooo MUCH susan for choosing my dress design to be added to such a spread of beauty!!! such an honor and an AMAZING surprise!

    CONGRATS to all the talented ladies who were selected! you guys are awesome. :}

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      Nicole Parker 12/20/2011 at 3:38 pm #

      Tyger, I’m in LOVE with your dress! I was so sad not to see it in the top five at first, but now I’m thrilled that Susan included it. 😀 I’m buying it as soon as it comes out, congratulations!!

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      tyger alexis 12/21/2011 at 3:41 pm #

      thanks nicole! i kept watching yours bounce in and out of the top five and was rooting for you the entire time 😀 love your color choices and style. its sooo lovely! i’ll be buying your dress as well. haha congrats again!!!!

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    Cassie Thompson 12/21/2011 at 7:14 am #

    Thank you ModCoth for an AMAZING opportunity….and congrats to all who won, and to all who were selected as finalists. It was so much fun coming up with ModCloth inspired designs. I look forward to ALL of these dresses coming out and getting to see them in their final stage and on the beautiful ModCloth models.

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    Anne 12/21/2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Looking forward especially to E!

    More design contests, please! Like millinery, maybe? Or shoes?

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    Alison 12/21/2011 at 5:50 pm #

    My favorites range like this, G, C, F, B, D, E and then A. Good job everyone and can’t wait until they are developed and able to be purchased!

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    :) 12/24/2011 at 10:45 pm #

    How do the winners claim their prizes?

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      tyger alexis 12/26/2011 at 9:39 am #

      i was curious about the same 🙂 i hadn’t heard anything yet but i also know this time of the year has probably been hectic!

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    Nicole Parker 12/29/2011 at 10:09 am #

    Tyger, I think on the official rules page they said that we would receive a follow up email 7-14 days after the winners were announced or something. I haven’t gotten anything yet, have you?

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      tyger alexis 12/30/2011 at 4:19 pm #

      nope, not yet. glad to hear i’m not alone 😉

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      tyger alexis 01/04/2012 at 1:48 pm #

      any updates?

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      NP 01/05/2012 at 7:15 pm #

      Nope, not yet!

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    NP 01/04/2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Anyone received an email yet?

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      Kacey 01/06/2012 at 10:02 am #

      Nope – glad I’m not the only one, I kept fearing it was going into junkmail or something!
      I figure with the holidays, there are bound to be delays with this type of thing.

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    Beth 01/07/2012 at 12:46 am #

    Wow some really beautiful work by the winner! I can’t wait till the become available. I can see myself buying D. I hope we have another contest like this soon. I would love to participate.

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      Kacey 01/16/2012 at 12:06 pm #

      Any updates?

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    NP 02/29/2012 at 7:51 am #

    Updates, anyone?

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      tyger alexis 03/06/2012 at 9:21 am #

      i got an email a few weeks ago with a few updates on where they were at in the process of it all. but havnt heard anything since. im so anxious to know what’s going on and what stage they are on with the designs 🙂

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    Viv 04/05/2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Does anyone know if these have been made yet? 🙂

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    Juvina 05/23/2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Does anyone know if Nicole Parker sells any of her items in other places. I love Modcloth but they sell out very quickly. Does she maybe sell on Etsy or take custom orders?

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