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One Pattern, Many Looks Contest
January 1 - 31, 2013
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Date: 12/19/12 10:33 AM

Join the One Pattern, Many Looks Contest here

It's time to begin the 2013 Patternreview Contests! I will be managing the One Pattern, Many Looks Contest. The goal of this contest is to take one view of a pattern, and create multiple garments with distinct looks from that view, without needing pattern drafting skills. If you have any questions, please post on this thread or PM me. I can't wait to see the creativity!

Jacqui

ETA: The contest committee has done its best to keep the rules uniform and clear as is needed for a contest that challenges the particular creativity of One Pattern, Many Looks. They do realize the rules cannot possibly explain each scenario. So please do not hesitate to ask any question you have about this contest.

Useful links:
How to Particpate in PR Contests
Creating a Photo Composite in Windows Paint
2012 Contest Winner - Good example of how one knit top pattern was given different looks by adding contrast fabrics, ruffles and buttons without redrafting the "body" of the pattern.


Official Rules:
One Pattern, Many Looks Contest
January 1 - 31, 2013

Exercise your Patterns!

The goal of this contest is to take one view of a pattern, and create multiple garments with distinct looks from that view, without needing pattern drafting skills.

- Select one view (if multiple views are included with the pattern) of a pattern. A magazine pattern can also be used, again using only one view. For example, if the pattern includes a View A, View B, and View C of a blouse, the entrant can only select one of those for an entry.
For this contest, self-drafted patterns are allowed.
Wearable garments only are eligible for this contest; no home dec or accessories.
-Sew that view up multiple times (minimum twice), with the goal of a different look for each garment made.
- Each entry (all garments created from the single pattern view) must be in one review. Members can submit multiple entries. However, rather than multiple entries, more variety of one pattern is encouraged.
- The changes to the pattern must be visible from the public side of the garment. Examples are changing the fabric, neckline, length, or adding piping and trim.
- Any fitting changes can, of course, be done but should be basically the same for all versions made for the contest. Differences between entries should not involve changes that require extensive drafting. The changes should be 'cosmetic', meaning changing the look but not the overall structure of the garment. The object is to spark creativity and create variety within one general style.

Photography. For this contest a composite photo is required. Please ensure that you know how to put together a composite photo well before the end of the contest to alleviate headaches!

Allowed changes (this will be an ongoing list, not to be considered all-encompassing or final. If you have any questions, please ask the Contest Manager who will contact the committee for a final decision)

LENGTH CHANGES
Tops/skirts/dresses
Allowed- crop to tunic, tunic to crop. Dress or skirt length changes are allowed.
Not allowed - Changing a top to a dress or vice versa .
Pants-
Allowed - above the knee for shorts/Bermudas. Below the knee for Capri or longer lengths.
Not allowed - Shorts to long pants or vice versa.

Neckline changes
Allowed- Change of shape of neckline. Removal of a collar. Round to scoop neck.

Trim - may be added or taken away. Ruffles, pintucks, piping are all allowed to be added or deleted. Closures be changed - zipper to buttons etc.

General - Adding/removing seams is not allowable unless doing so does not change the structure of the garment. For instance, removing a princess seam is not allowed. Adding seams to incorporate colour blocking is allowed.
Woven fabrics may be changed to knit.
*If you make a change on one garment- it does not have to be done on all of the versions. For example you can take a basic tee, and have one solid, one print, one colour blocked and one sleeveless (as long as sleeveless is not a different view of the pattern), but you may not change that basic tee into a cardigan.

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General Rules for all Contests

All reviews must be entered for submission by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the last day of the contest. It is suggested to start your review as a Work In Progress (private or public) so that you can get any bugs ironed out prior to the deadline.
2. Patterns MAY be muslined prior to the start of this contest however; fabric for contest garment may NOT be cut prior to the start of the contest. Fabric may be pretreated before the start of the contest.
3. Items intended for sale, or for which you were or will be paid to make, do not qualify for any contest, but items made for charity are welcome.
4. Unless otherwise stated in the rules, all reviews written for a contest entry must include a picture of the entry, preferably on a live model.
5. Interpretation of rules is subject to the discretion of the contest manager and the contest committee.

Contest Eligibility: ***Rule #1 is changed for 2013
1. Any member of Pattern Review, either paying (FoPR) or non-paying, who is a registered member on the site before the contest begins is eligible to enter.
2. Any member of Pattern Review, either paying (FoPR) or non-paying, who's been a registered member on the site for 90 days prior to the end of a contest is eligible to vote in a contest.
3. Any member who's won first place in a contest on Pattern Review that ended in the previous four-month period is ineligible to win another contest (during that four-month period).

The first, second and third place winners will be decided by member vote. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners.

Prizes for the contest

Sponsored by StudioCherie Patterns.
First Prize: A Travel Duffel Bag of your choice ($189 Value!) from Cherie's Etsy Shop
Second Prize: A $50 Gift Certificate to StudioCherie Patterns.



Voting guidelines:

Each member can vote on up to five entries.

Voting will begin2 days after contest closes and will close 7 days after voting starts.

Because of the high quality of the garments we're seeing entered in PR Contests, we're setting forth some guidelines that may help you choose when voting. Consider how well the entry fulfills each of the following criteria in order to narrow down your votes:
1. Does the garment clearly reflect the pattern's line drawing?
2. How well does the garment fit the criteria stated in the contest rules? How well does it fit the spirit of the rules?
3. Are the construction methods, including but not limited to seam finishes, lining techniques, etc, well suited to the design? To the fabric?
4. Is the fabric choice well suited to the design? Are the lining and interfacing choices appropriate?
5. Is the review complete and well written?
6. Taking into account the stated ability level of the entrant, how well does the garment fit?
7. Creative points. You may choose to give extra credit here for an entry that reflects additional creativity (embellishment, fabric choice, etc.) while staying within the nature of the original pattern.
8. Complexity of the project. Relate this to the skill level of the participant. If a participant is a beginner then a princess seam may get the same complexity level as an underarm gusset gets for an advanced sewer. This is purely subjective, but a complex garment might garner more points than a simple one if a tie-breaker is needed.


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Date: 12/19/12 10:37 AM

As new questions are asked and answered, I will be posting and updating them here. This will save the need to scroll through all the pages to find where the question has been answered. Newcomers can also see at a glance if a question has already been asked.

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My main question at the moment is altering for fit allowed?
Yes, altering for fit such as FBA's, sway back adjustments, etc are allowed. (To be done done on each variation to keep each piece uniform in fit.)

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Are kids' patterns eligible?
Yes. The contest is for just for a single person. For example, you if have two kids you were sewing One Pattern, Many Looks, different sizes would be ineligible.

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I'm looking to do a pattern that comes in many variations. This is the link to the pattern. Basically it is a jumper with natural or empire waist, with 4 options for finishing the straps. Is each one of these considered a different view?
Great example! The long and short ties are considered different views as are the shoulder and halter styles. However, if you chose to do the short ties, you could add bows to give the illusion of long ties. While changing this pattern from a dress to a top is not allowed, you can change the length of the dress for different variations.

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I have a plan to change Vogue 8815. I want one version as is, one with a zipper and one with buttons Vogue 8815. Is this allowed?
As long as it is only one view, it is alllowed. For example, making view C with the back neck slit opening, a back zipper and with button closures.

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I will be freehanding the pattern (Hijab) for these based off some I have already. Would each component {veil & tube} be a separate entry? Or would the whole thing be one entry? It's okay to change length on an item like this, correct? What about the angle of cut to allow for a varied amount of flare?
It will be a single entry as they are meant to go together. The change of length is limited. You could change the length of the veil within shoulder to elbow length or elbow to waist length but going from shoulder to waist length would not be allowed. The change of angle in the cut is not allowed as it alters the pattern view. Self drafted patterns are allowed but they can only be a single pattern. Small changes in lengths are allowed but the variations are to be on the pattern itself and not actually altering the cut of the pattern. I hope I explained that clearly.

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I like to make little girl clothes and have a great pattern in mind but have no live model or body form to hang it on for pictures. Can I even enter the contest without one or the other ?
Since a composite photo is required, you could technically photograph the garments as long as they are all the for the same little girl. However, voters may not view garments on a hanger the same as they would on a live model when it comes to voting.

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Can I use a doll pattern to enter the contest with?
No, only wearable garments are eligible for this contest.

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Another question popped up while I was playing with ideas for the Colette pattern Taffy. Is adding something like a drawstring around the neck allowed?
If you were adding a string within the existing neckline casing, yes. Slashing and adding to the neckline to give more fabric room to gather, no.

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If I'm making a blouse with a 3/4 sleeve, can I shorten that sleeve or make the blouse sleeveless?
Edited answer: One quarter changes in sleeve length will be allowed to keep accordance with allowances to lengthening tops to tunics and capris to pants. What is also allowed is removing a sleeve from a short sleeve shirt (providing it was not a view on the pattern.) What is not allowed is drafting a new sleeve for a sleeveless pattern.

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I'd like to recycle an old jacket and combine the fabric with either real or faux leather.
Changing seams to allow for the insertion of color blocking or in this case, change of fiber blocking, is allowed. What would not be allowed would be something like taking a sleeveless shirt and using the leather to make sleeves. The fiber change must be included within the existing body of the pattern.

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(On using New Look 6974)If I'm understanding the rules correctly, the structure of the View you choose should be the same and the use of fabric and trims should be how you get the "Many Looks".
On viewing the pattern, it appears to be a good example of the goal of this contest. The pattern has changed up the combination of fabrics and add trims. The pattern and others like it are acceptable for entering. You would just enter the most basic view.

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If I have a top or jacket that has 3/4 straight sleeves, why would it not be possible to lengthen that to wrist length? How is that different from lengthening pants from capri to full length?
Edited answer: One quarter changes in sleeve length will be allowed to keep accordance with allowances to lengthening tops to tunics and capris to pants. What is also allowed is removing a sleeve from a short sleeve shirt (providing it was not a view on the pattern.) What is not allowed is drafting a new sleeve for a sleeveless pattern.

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Is it okay to change the view B to have long sleeves and a longer peplum - as long as I don't do the curved waist and high low peplum?
One quarter changes will be allowed in sleeves. Lengthening and shortening the peplum is allowed, too.

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1) Would adding a sash, self-fabric belt, or waist tabs be allowed...? 2) What about adding pockets?
Yes to both. These are great ways to give different looks to the base view.

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(In regards to Vogue 8815)You have said a back zipper / button closures. I want to put a zipper in the front - and another one with buttons in the front. So there is a little drafting involved with facings etc.
This would not be allowed. The changes in opening and closures are to be made where the exisiting ones are.

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Are we allowed to have removable trimming?
Yes.

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Can we take a look at previous years entries?
As Connie from the contest committee stated, this year's contest has udated rules. However, the 2012 winning entry, that I linked to on the first post, is an example that still falls into the 2013 rules.

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I see length changes are permissible, within limits. If I lengthen a top for one version (for example), must I use the same length for ALL versions?
No. The allowed changes in lengths will be the variations for the many looks.

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Would different hem treats be okay? And would doing a stripwork for the skirt be okay-
Different hem treatments are a good example of achieving many looks as long as they are not drastic in the adding of length or shortening of it. Stripwork of the skirt is allowed, too, as long as it fits within the original pattern piece.

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I select one pattern but I can make several garments from the one pattern following the guidelines given? I also note that it was said a "minimum of 2" Do I have therefore to submit a minimum of two garment views from the one pattern?
It is one view of the pattern that is chosen. From there, you submit at least two interpretations of that view.

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Are self-drafted patterns or patterns like Lutterloh and Sure-Fit Designs allowed?
Yes. You are allowed one view just as if you were picking from a pattern envelope.

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Not sure if I can review each item separately or if I have to do a work in progress review?
You can make a single review and continue adding to it. You can choose to do a work in progress or make a regular review that you edit.

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Can I use a larger version of the same view when switching between knits and wovens - for example, moving between a S and a L if I do not draft any alterations to the orginal pattern view lines?
Yes, changing sizes for the purpose of switching between wovens and knits will be allowed as long as you're not redrafting.

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Can I put an overlay of fabric/lace on it. If I treat them as one piece of fabric, not putting a seperate layer on top of the gathered layer.
Yes, that will be allowed.

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I'd like to line a couple, to make them more practical for wearing with tights, ...?
Lining your garments is allowed but does not qualify as a different look as the changes are to be visible from the outside of the garment.

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1. can I place the front piece center/middle on the fold so the fabric design won't be interrupted? 2. I'm thinking to use the slit or not to use the slit OR to use the tie and binding or binding only
The first question pertains to eliminating the CF and CB seams to avoid the interruption of the fabric pattern. As both seams appear to be straight, this will be allowed. It will be like reverse color blocking. The second question has two answers. The first being that removing the slit would be allowed as a neckline change. The second answer is a bit complicated because to use the top with a tie and without is technically two views. However, creating your own variance on the tie after picking the non tie view is clearly within the rules.

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1) embellish the collar (lace overlay or otherwise) 2) ditch the cuffs 3) embellish the pockets (ornamental zippers or other
All of these are allowed.

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You state that a collar may be removed. Is it permissible to remove a hood?
No. A pattern in this contest is meant to be used for it's original purpose and a hoodie pattern would need to maintain it's hood.
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Can we review each entry and then do a composite entry for the group OR should we do only a composite entry for our "collection" OR is it our choice.
It is your choice to do either. If you do review them individually, just be sure to include a link to each one on the composite review as well as a brief description of the change. And if they are individually, I would recommend starting the Composite as a Work In Progress review and add to it as you go. That could save some headaches if you run into trouble getting it all set up at the end.
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Date: 12/19/12 11:38 AM

The timing for this contest is perfect this year! I was already planning on working with The Blank Canvas Tee after the holidays, so the contest will be an extra motivator for me.

I haven't participated in OPML contest since it started to preclude pattern drafting (drafting is my passion, so I tend to incorporate it in even the most basic projects), but since I really need to work on my knit sewing and finishing skills, I wasn't planning on doing any drafting for these tees. I'm probably just going to do different neckline finishes like binding, fold over elastic, facing, etc. If I come across some fun scraps, I might hazard some color blocking, but right now nothing in my stash is inspiring that.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's plans!
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Date: 12/19/12 11:42 AM

Alright, I'll start the questioning! I'm looking to do a pattern that comes in many variations. This is the link to the pattern. Basically it is a jumper with natural or empire waist, with 4 options for finishing the straps. Is each one of these considered a different view? There is also an option for a halter top too, I'm just looking at the jumper pattern for this. They also give a list of ways to finish the skirt of the jumper. How do I determine which way is a separate view? I know, start the difficult questions early:) Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Date: 12/19/12 1:41 PM

Are kids' patterns eligible? My grand-daughter could use some dresses and I definitely have everything I need in stash.

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Date: 12/19/12 2:18 PM

Hi! This is my first contest! I'm so excited! I'm planning on using the Taffy pattern from Colette's Sewing Handbook. I'm happy about this contest since I was already trying to decide between two different fabrics for the pattern. Now I don't have too! I can just make both of them up!

My main question at the moment is altering for fit allowed? I will be doing a muslin later this week, but I always need to do a FBA on blouse patterns. Is that sort of thing ok? I'm actually keeping my fingers crossed that the pattern fits "as is" since Colette's patterns are a little more roomier in the bust.

I look forward to everyone's creations!

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Date: 12/19/12 3:17 PM

I want to join this contest with Jalie 2628
I have made that top before and it's style that I can adapt to myself.

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Date: 12/19/12 7:01 PM

I have a question.

In the contests 2013 thread I commented that it would be great if the rules were a bit more relaxed this year.

Bonnie D contacted me to ask what my suggestions were.

I have a plan to change Vogue 8815. I want one version as is, one with a zipper and one with buttons Vogue 8815

Is this allowed?

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Date: 12/19/12 7:16 PM

We currently have a power outage due to heavy snow that our area isn't use to. I will be answering questions when it's restored.

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Power is restored and I'm answering the questions. If I take longer than a day to respond, it may be that your question is over in the Contest Committee for clarification. Or it may be that I missed it. If I haven't answered you question after a day or so, please PM me.
-- Edited on 12/20/12 10:50 AM --

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Date: 12/20/12 1:47 AM

I have a few questions.

I'm planning on making some pull on style hijabs for the contest. They are made of two pieces - a tube style underscarf and then a longer veil part. You need both pieces, but they can contrast or match, so it will be a very mix and match type thing. I will be freehanding the pattern for these based off some I have already.

Would each component {veil & tube} be a separate entry? Or would the whole thing be one entry?

It's okay to change length on an item like this, correct? What about the angle of cut to allow for a varied amount of flare?

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