Pattern Review’s Lined Jacket Contest
August 1 through August 31, 2008
This is a contest to create a lined jacket.
- Jacket must be wearable by a person.
- Jacket must be fully lined.
- Jacket must not have any exposed interior seams.
- Jacket must have sewn on sleeves
- For entry into the contest, there must be a review of your jacket including pictures of both the inside and the outside of the garment. Details on the method you used for creating the jacket will be useful to those voting.
A jacket is a garment meant to be worn over another top. It has sewn-in sleeves and may be any length from cropped (midriff) to full length (typically worn as a coat at that length). Being lined means at least 2 layers of fabric and no exposed seams. Bound or otherwise finished but exposed seam allowances do not qualify as lined for this contest.
- Design details (pockets, lapels, sleeve length, jacket length, etc) are up to the entrant.
- Reversible jackets do not count as lined for this contest.
- Cloaks and capes are not jackets.
- Sleeves may be set-in, raglan, or dropped, but may not be cut-on (dolman or kimono).
- Any type of fasteners for the jacket opening can be used (buttons, zippers, frogs, hook and eye, ties) but are not required.
- Lining may be stitched down to the hem as is typical of a tailored jacket, or may be left loose as is typical of a tailored coat.
- Jacket does not need to be tailored in style. It just needs to be lined.
- Any method that produces a lined jacket with no exposed seams can be used. The lining may be inserted by hand or sewn in by machine; lining may be "bagged"; lining may be quilted to the fashion fabric.
Prizes: $100 and $50 Gift Certificates from Sawyer Brook Fabrics
Voting begins Sep 2nd and ends Sep 11th
Voting guideline suggestions:
- Does the jacket meet the rules criteria (lined jacket)
- Does the review include sufficient information to judge the construction of the jacket?
- Does the construction of the jacket match the declared skill level of the entrant?
- Is the lining fabric appropriate relative to the fashion fabric (weight, type)