The votes have been checked and tallied and the results are in! Congratulations to Astrid from Denmark who won the most votes for her beautiful striped top! Yaaaay!

Astrid made this lovely top from an Ingelise (so sad for me that it’s in Danish!) pattern with lightweight striped cotton and white linen for the yoke and covered buttons. You can see her excellent craftsmanship in some of her pictures (photos from: Astrid’s Flickr):

I love the button detail and the top is just perfect for spring with its airy sleeves and subtle colors. This was one of my favorites so it was fun to see it move into the final ten and then win! And how about that adorable baby! (:

If you haven’t had a chance to go over to Connecting the Dots yet, it’s a lovely place to read about Astrid’s sewing projects and family life (did you know that ducks say “RAP” instead of quack in Danish?). She also has a link up to Onion patterns which I think will be my next European pattern addiction (although I’m not sure anything can touch Ottobre).

Astrid will be receiving a copy of the Toddler Backpack Sewing pattern and some other goodies from me for her prize.

Thanks again to all of you who entered the contest; congratulations to the runners-up, and a very big congratulations again to Astrid!

11 thoughts on “BEST SPRING TOP 2009 – ASTRID!

  1. Huge congratulations to Astrid for the super-cute top! And once again, thank you so much Rae, it’s been tremendous fun 🙂

  2. Dear Rae,

    Congratulations to Astrid! Her top is so beautiful!!! I enjoyed seeing all the pretty spring tops! I love the Victorian collar top you made!!!

    I enjoy your wonderful blog so much! You are such an inspiration! I wanted to thank you for sharing your Buttercup bag pattern! I made several of them and had such fun! Your instructions are so well-written!

    Love, Paula

  3. Congratulations Astrid! Beautiful shirt, and beautiful photos. Congrats to you, too, Rae for bringing a bunch of folks together via cyberspace!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS, Astrid! Your attention to detail is amazing.

    Thanks for doing this, Rae. I found your blog through Astrid’s and I’m so happy I did. 🙂

  5. Thank you so much, Rae – and thank you everybody! I can’t believe my top won among all those beautiful tops! It has been loads of fun, and I’ll definitely be coming back to all the pictures for inspiration! Thank you, thank you! 🙂

  6. Congrats to Astrid! It really is a gorgeous top. This has been such a blast, Rae, thank you so much!

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