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Announcing the "PR Challenge Contest: Look Alikes" Contest Winners!By DianeSev on 3/10/11 12:54 PM

"PR Challenge Contest: Look Alikes" Contest Winners

Have you ever wanted to orchestrate the outfits of you and your SO, you and your daughter, father and son, twins?

The Look Alike Contest was a chance to do that!

The participants in this contest were asked to make clothing for two or more different "people", and submit a picture of both wearing their clothing at the same time.

The items had to look alike in a substantial way, not merely coordinate. That didn't mean that the items had to be identical. Using the similar fabric surely helped reach the goal!

Take a look at how the participants interpreted the challenge.

Now let's meet the winning contestants.

Tied for First Prize (by Member Vote):
Heatherrique for Simplicity: 2294 Girls' Sportwear, Hannah M


Heatherrique sewed this combo from Simplicity: 2294 Girls' Sportwear, Hannah M for her daughter and her daughter's long-time friend, Spot. DD wanted to be stylish for the Grammy Awards! This ensemble included a girls' tunic, dress, pants, and jacket from the Hannah Montana series. She made a matching outfit for Spot based on an infant dress from DD's earlier days.

She thought that the instructions were simple and straightforward (especially compared to working with similar patterns from Burda magazine). The dress too was fairly simple to sew, but it was not a one-night project. The directions called for the front, back, collar, and sleeve plackets of this tunic/dress to be interfaced.

She did not make any major alterations, but she did sew the sides together using French seams. Because there was too much ease in the sleeves, she also took about 1/2" from edge of the sleeve caps.

She calls this style is "a hit with the young ladies" and, apparently with the moms too, since all of the coordinates are practical and stylish basics and are age-apppropriate. Heatherrique recommends the look for grown-up ladies, too.

Congratulations, Heatherrique!

Tied for First Prize (by Member Vote):
raymondmom for McCall's: 5511 Nightshirts

raymondmom made a lounging outfit from McCall's: 5511 Nightshirts for her 17-year-old son and his Rottweiler, Ashley, but she says that she can picture making this pattern in pink fabrics for a girlfriend and her little dog.

She used polarfleece for the pants and for the trim on the shirts. She used a striped pique for the main body and sleeves of the shirts. She says she had fun matching the stripes!

As for alterations, there weren't many. She serged the sleeves and raw edges of the fabric and rather than follow the detailed instructions on sewing the placket for Ashley's shirt, she simply folded it over and stitched in the ditch.

She loves the pattern and thinks it would make a great Xmas gift for dog-loving friends. She also loves the fact that the dog shirt slips on without fasteners. Her son and his dog love cuddling together in the matching shirts. She says that not only did she get her money's worth from this pattern, but she also had fun sewing it up.

Congratulations, raymondmom!

Random Entry Prize
MamaSewing for Simplicity 3572 and McCall's 6224


MamaSewing made this project for her daughter and her daughter's Bitty Baby. The pajamas were not a surprise for DD, but Bitty Baby's PJs were a surprise.

She used Simplicity 3572 for the doll outfit and McCall's 6224 for her daughter's outfit and sewed them in matching flannel fabric.

DD was so excited to have matching PJ's and loves that the PJs are both a little big so she and Bitty Baby can grow into them!!!

Congratulations, MamaSewing!

And congratulations to all our contestants for their great Look Alikes!

We thank Kwik Sew for sponsoring this contest.

We also thank PR member SheBear0320 for managing this contest.

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Never entered a contest before? It's easy! Our contest tutorial will show you how to enter.

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