May 1 - May 31, 2008
This is a contest to create a 4-piece wardrobe in 4 weeks. Those pieces should fit one of the following three frameworks:
1) 2 bottoms and 2 tops - 1 may be a jacket
2) 1 bottom and 3 tops - 1 (no more than one) may be a jacket
3) 1 bottom, 1 dress or jumper (overdress), and 2 tops - 1 may be a jacket. If a jumper is made, it should go with both tops (i.e., function as a bottom). If the dress option is chosen, it need not be worn with the other garments in the wardrobe, however it should tie to the rest of the wardrobe in theme and possibly be compatible with the same handbag or shoes or accessories.
All pieces must coordinate with each other.
Patterns may be new, never sewn before, or TNT (tried and true). Self-drafted patterns are fine. Patterns may be drafted, tweaked, and muslined before the contest date, but fabric for the pieces entered cannot be cut till the start date of the contest (May 1).
Each entry must be presented as a collage or composite of all garments included in the wardrobe. It is suggested, but not mandated, that participants draw up a storyboard and post it as a WIP that can be followed, updated, amended, etc… during the contest.
Final garments may be pictured on a dress form or worn by the garment’s intended owner. Please consult with the contest moderator if neither of these is feasible for you, and options will be discussed.
Any individual piece entered into this contest may be simultaneously entered into another contest as long as it meets criteria for both contests.
This wardrobe/ensemble may be created for men, women, or children. Sorry, doll clothing is not admissible.
Accessories, while they may be made and showcased with the wardrobe, are not a part of this contest.
Swimsuits, while wonderful, are not considered admissible to this contest. Workout wear is admissible within the above parameters.
WINNER: To be determined by popular vote. Official voting criteria will be posted at a later date, but will be based on (and these are listed in no particular order): Wardrobe versatility (is it wearable and do pieces complement each other well?), garment construction/ skill of design and craftsmanship, designer creativity, and presentation. Voting will begin on June 1st and end on June 10th.
PRIZES: One first prize: A Sewing Machine sponsored by Greenberg and Hammer. Also, the first one to complete and review the mini wardrobe will receive a PR Button and a Pattern of their choice.