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Message Board > Contest Discussions > One Fabric - Wool Contest ( Moderated by JEF)

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One Fabric - Wool Contest
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Kellie R.
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Date: 12/19/07 7:31 AM

Woo Hoo!

Do you believe it!!! A 2008 Contest discussion is officially underway! I thought I'd better get things rolling, especially since many of us are busy and January 1 will be here before you know it!.

I'd be grateful if you would share your thoughts and ideas for the One Fabric - Wool Contest; then we can provide the final rules and start sewing!!!!!!

Here's what we have so far:

One Fabric - Wool

(Silk/Cotton/Knit will be held independently at different times of during the year - see the 2008 Contest thread).

- Contest will run from Jan. 1 - Jan. 31
- This will be a new contest for 2008. In this contest participants will enter item made from the pre-determined fabric - Wool.
- The item should be wearable and made from scratch.
- Only one item per person can be entered in this contest.
- There will be two winners (based on votes).

Also, this is the first time I'm acting as a contest Manager. So if you're patient with me, I'll make sure to get all of your answers!

Thanks!!!!!!!

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Kay Y
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Date: 12/19/07 8:45 AM

Can you clarify if "one fabric" means the fashion fabric i.e. you can use non-wool fabric for lining etc.? (Seems obvious, but you never know...)

Think I'll join in on this one, since I have a lot of wool in my stash.

Kay

Eme
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Date: 12/19/07 9:06 AM

Deepika addressed this in the end of the 2008 contest thread, and said that yes, non-wool fabrics could be used as linings, etc.

cindy-lou
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Date: 12/19/07 9:27 AM

Kellie!!! So great to see you over here, and thanks for moderating this contest!

I have some super-beautiful wool from NYC so I am thrilled to enter this contest.

A couple of questions:
1. Can we start a muslin ahead of time, and wait till Jan 1 to start the real, wearable garment?
2. What if I make a garment and enter it, then make another one that I think is better? Can I delete one entry and then add the 'better' one?

Again, thanks for moderating! I'm excited--
Cindy

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Kellie R.
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Date: 12/19/07 9:46 AM

Kay Y - as noted, the question of linings came up already. Yes, linings may be a different fabric, which is logical.

Cindy-Lou..

1.) In previous contests, has the construction of a muslin prior to start date been allowed?

2. Good question about replacing an original entry with a different.

I'll check with Deepika and see what she thinks. One thing that popped into my mind is that if you think you want to make several items, you could always wait until the end to submit the preferred item.

However, I know we all get excited and want to write up our reviews and enter ASAP!!! I'll definitely check this out!

And thanks for your kind words! I'll do my best!





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Deepika
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Date: 12/19/07 9:59 AM

Quote: cindy-lou
What if I make a garment and enter it, then make another one that I think is better? Can I delete one entry and then add the 'better' one?

Interesting question. Since we never had a limit of number of entries before this is a new one. I added this rule because I want the best items to win and it makes things easier for the voters too.

If you are not happy with your entry and want to change it, you can do so upto a week before the contest ends. I am not sure if the manager of the contest is allowed to delete a particular entry or not but I can always add that functionality.

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Date: 12/19/07 10:02 AM

Quote: cindy-lou
Can we start a muslin ahead of time, and wait till Jan 1 to start the real, wearable garment?

Certainly, as long as you don't work with either your fabric or lining before the contest begins. Since the contest is only a month long, there isnt much time to make a test garment, so since a muslin will not be a part of your contest entry, you are free to make it whenever you want. Look at it like getting ready for the contest. Preparing the pattern, tracing and all that stuff is also allowed, just not cutting/marking/sewing the fabric. You can pretreat the fabric ahead of time too.

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Date: 12/19/07 10:59 AM

What is the minimum fiber content to qualify?

Does it have to be 100% wool?

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Kellie R.
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Date: 12/19/07 11:34 AM

This is something that I was wondering about too. I'm sure it will come up in the other One Fabric contests.

What does everybody think? Should the content be 100%? Or a minimum of 50%?

My personal opinion is that it should be 100% unless others think strongly against that. I also hope that it will encourage/motivate people to work with a gorgeous 100% fabric if they've not yet done so.

Opinions?

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Peggy L
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Date: 12/19/07 11:54 AM

I would say 100%, too, except that so much fabric these days has at least a little lycra in it. I'm not so sure we want to eliminate people who have 97% wool, 3% lycra.

This will be a fun contest. I have a piece of wool picked out and actually sent it to the dry cleaners last month so I'll be ready to go on the first. I, of course, have one more question. I am planning to make a vest and skirt. Is that "one item" or do I just enter one component?? The vest will be more work.

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