The Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Great Ugly Knit Upcycle Winners!

Finally! The winners of the Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Great Ugly Knit Upcycle! The judges (Amy, Ashley, Kari, and Rachel) narrowed the entries down to 15 finalists. After a week long vote, I finally get to announce the winners! Congratulations to Jamie and Shirley! Make sure to click the link at the bottom to see the rest of the entries!

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest! Are you ready for another big challenge soon!?

First Place (527 votes):
Cowgirl Skirt and Headband
Made by: Jamie Fox
Four ordinary, tacky shirts were used to create ruffles for this precious skirt…and even the scraps were used for shirt detail and hair piece.

Second Place (480 votes):
Embroidered Monkey Jumper
Made by: Shirley Clark
Two boring brown shirts were transformed with a touch of bright pink and a little embroidered monkey applique. Extra details include metallic gold thread for the crown and hot pink rick rack.

The Prizes:

First Place:
$50 Gift Certificate to Dharma Trading
Singer 2932 Sewing Machine
$25 Gift Certificate to Lil Blue Boo

Second Place:
$25 Gift Certificate to Dharma Trading
$25 Gift Certificate to Lil Blue Boo

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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    Congrats to the winners! Great job!

  2. 2

    I loved the cowgirl skirt too. Can we please have the tutorial or a pattern!?

  3. 3

    Great job and congrats to the winners!

  4. 4
    Piper + Lily says:

    Amazing! I love the first place winners idea – fantastic!

  5. 5

    I agree! We need to pattern to the ruffle skirt!

  6. 6

    congratulations to Jamie and Shirley. Some really great items! Loved the whole contest. Thank you!