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)
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 .
Allowed - above the knee for shorts/Bermudas. Below the knee for Capri or longer lengths.
Not allowed - Shorts to long pants or vice versa.
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.
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.
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.