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Date: 12/18/13 3:48 PM

The Contest Committee is pleased to announced the following contests for 2014:



See the next post for the results of the poll. Oops, Ally was too fast for me. The poll results are in post number 3.
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Date: 12/18/13 4:07 PM

I love these contest ideas...... Frankenpattern will be fun for sure and will have some very unique ideas...... Yeah!!!!

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Date: 12/18/13 4:09 PM

There were 3624 votes cast for the 2014 contests. The results are shown at the bottom of this post.

A couple comments about the selection of contests. There will be 19 contests in 2014. 17 of the top 20 contests were selected. Two were considered too similar to other suggestions (Jeans versus Pants and Lined Jacket versus Outerwear) so the variations that were included in 2013 (Jeans and Lined Jacket) were eliminated and the Pants and Outerwear versions are included. The skill level contest is incorporated into the Fitted Blouse Contest.

The additional two contests will be a two-week challenge and a longer-term challenge. Topics to be identified later in the year.

We appreciate all the new ideas for contests; there were some very clever and fun ideas proposed! As shown, the mini wardrobe was the top vote-getter and the stash contests remain extremely popular.

We took into account the comments about Northern Hemisphere versus Southern Hemisphere and scheduled contests that most would consider season specific at the mid point of the year in an attempt to accommodate all. For instance, the Little White Dress is in January (summer for Southern Hemisphere now but those in Northern Hemisphere can be ahead of the game for upcoming Spring / Summer).

Poll Results:
Contest / # of Votes
Mini Wardrobe - 239
Fabric stash - 224
Pattern Stash - 199
Bargainista Fashionista (RTW Knockoff) - 194
One Pattern Many Looks - 171
Frankenpattern - 163
Vintage Sewing - 162
Tried and True T-Shirt - 137
Inspired by the movies - 128
Handbag - 126
New to Me Pattern Company - 125
Skill Level Contest (ie: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced prizes) - 118
Sewing for children - 112
Fitted Blouse - 106
Outerwear - Coat, Snowsuit, Jacket, only - 104
Natural Fabrics - 102
Lined Jacket - 99
Jeans - 98
Little White Dress - 92
Pants - 92
Topper contest (vest, cardigan, unlined jacket) - 88
Bra / Corset - 80
Lingerie & Nightwear (excludes bra, corset and other undergarments) - 76
Menswear - 76
Historical Costumes - 74
Great Pattern Review Sewing Bee - 71
UFO Contest - 71
Holiday sewing - 62
Sewing for Charity - 58
Save a Wadder (requires before / after photo) - 53
Creative Serging - 45
Sewing for Pets - 42
Sewn Toy - 37

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Date: 12/18/13 5:05 PM

Great contest list! I've already spotted a few that fit in well with my half-formed sewing plans for 2014!

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Date: 12/18/13 5:08 PM

It would be awesome to add some quilt categories next time.

Well, I didn't vote for pants, but I just ordered my first pants pattern last night.

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Date: 12/18/13 5:48 PM

Those look great! Hopefully I can get myself together enough to participate. I think I see handbags as Christmas gifts next year, lol.

It will be interesting to see the specific rules on some of these. I wonder if the TNT T will include woven tees, or just knits?

And Kudos to whoever thought to overlap fabric stash w/ OPML and frankenpattern, and Pattern stash w/ the mini-wardrobe! Can items/reviews be cross entered? If it was a happy accident, someone should still claim credit, lol.

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Date: 12/19/13 2:04 AM

What a great list! Thanks to the committee for their hard work.

I think I might actually participate next year!

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Date: 12/19/13 6:08 PM

I think this year might be the first one when I get a project finished in time to enter it.

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Date: 12/19/13 11:38 PM

Can we get some descriptions/rules of the contests so we can plan ahead?

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Date: 12/20/13 12:27 PM

YEAH thank you all for your hard work!!! I see some new ones up there with many of the favorites.

Can't wait for the New to me Pattern -- that will spur us on to try something new

awww I was hoping for Charity sewing (this could include Quilts4Kids, or pillowcases)... Well great job all now to plan out 2014

Love the Handbag date Yippie!!!


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