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Date: 6/22/09 12:06 PM

PatternReview Top Ten Challenge at the American Sewing Expo
September 26th, Novi, Michigan

Calling all PatternReviewers...

Let's put those Top 10 Patterns to a contest!


This year we are hosting a contest at the American Sewing Expo. Here's how you can enter.
  1. Go to the Best Patterns of PR List [All patterns featured since 2005 are allowed ]
  2. Choose one of the 10 patterns for your entry garment and make the garment.
  3. Pay the $5 entry fee which will go towards gifts for judges
  4. When you are ready to submit your entry send an e-mail to contest@patternreview.com with the following
    1. Your PatternReview Name
    2. Your Actual Name
    3. Phone number
    4. Attach Three clear photos of the garment you want to enter in the contest. Front view, side view, back view
    5. A description of your project. Also tell us which pattern(s) you used.
    Deadline: August 15th



The Judges
Sandra Betzina
Kenneth King
Pati Palmer

The Process

  • Finalists will be notified by August 22nd, 2009 and will need to send their garment to the American Sewing Expo by September 1st, 2009.
  • If shipping the garment back, the cost of shipping will be billed to the contestant.
  • A runway fashion show of all finalists will take place at the American Sewing Expo on Saturday September 26, 2009. Contestants will be asked to model their garments or models will be provided.
  • The entries will be judged by Sandra Betzina, Kenneth King and Pati Palmer

The Prizes
GRAND PRIZE : $1,000 Gift Certificate from

Prizes in other Categories

Important Dates

June 22nd - August 15th : Make your contest entry garment or get one you've already made ready for the contest.

August 15th, 2009: Last day to register for the contest and sending photos of the garment electronically to PatternReview.com

August 22nd, 2009: Finalists notified via e-mail.

August 23rd - September 1st, 2009 - Ship the garments to American Sewing Expo. Even if you are attending the expo, the garments must be sent ahead of time. This is just so we can get them ready for the show.

September 26th: Runway Fashion Show and Contest!

Rules and Fine Print

  • The outfit must be made by the applicant.
  • The focal garment should be one of the Best Patterns of 2008.
  • All finalists garments must reach the American Sewing Expo offices by September 1, 2009. If attending the expo finalists will model their own garment. If a finalist is unable to attend the expo or does not wish to model, a model will be provided by the American Sewing Expo.
  • There is a $5 jury fee required with all applications, payable on or before August 15th.
  • Employees and those affiliated with either PatternReview, American Sewing Expo or the sponsors of the contest are not eligible to enter.
So get your creative juices flowing! Pick your pattern now and start the winning garment.

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Remember, last day to send in your entries is August 15th, 2009


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Date: 6/22/09 2:52 PM

Love it. Love it. Love it! I have half of these patterns and am sooo in! Thanks Deepika!

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Date: 6/23/09 7:50 AM

This is very exciting!

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Date: 6/23/09 9:07 AM

What a wonderful contest. I know which pattern I'd like to use and have almost everything I need except for one key notion.

I have just one question. If you've won a PR contest in the past six months will you be permitted to enter this one?

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Date: 6/23/09 10:30 AM

I think this is a really fantastic idea! It's too bad for me that I think almost all those patterns are such a snooze (the BWOF being the exception).

How radically would you be allowed to alter them if your tastes run a little more towards a couture-like look, and you don't mind fussing over fitting?

I think I can see some potential in a few of them but would end-up overhauling the drafting, which I would understand being inappropriate for the contest.

Oh, and is it open to people outside the US?
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Date: 6/23/09 11:19 AM

Echoing Brocadegoddess's query re residency! If it isn't open to people outside the US, maybe we can talk Deepika into arranging the same thing with the Canadian Creativ Festival. CSNF
Just a thought for the future Deepika!

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Date: 6/23/09 12:51 PM

I am curious about the modification thing too. All of these patterns are for knit garments except for the V2925 which is out of print.

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Date: 6/23/09 3:56 PM

I don't see why anyone shouldn't be able to modify a pattern. There's nothing stated in the contest rules that forbids modifications. In fact, one of the prizes in other categories is for most creative. I modify my patterns all the time to get them to fit me and change details so they suit my figure.

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Date: 6/23/09 4:28 PM

I'm very interested in this contest, I hope there is no rule about being a US resident. However, if they make it US _citizen_, then I'm in

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maybe we can talk Deepika into arranging the same thing with the Canadian Creativ Festival

Or make an international competition... there's a lot of people not in North America
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Date: 6/23/09 5:41 PM

PatternReview is a global community and since this is OUR contest there is no restriction of country lines. We ARE patternreview so anyone can join. The only thing to make sure is if your garment is chosen as one of the finalists you will need to mail it to the US and pay for us to mail it back too. And will have to take into account the shipping time. But you still have plenty of time.

Even if you've won a contest on PR before you are eligible to join.

I realize that the patterns in the list are not really super fancy but the point of the top 10 list is they are all pattern which were heavily reviewed and appealed to a LOT of people.

And yes, I can see no harm in modifying the pattern as long as it is at least recognizable as the original pattern. That means that the fitting seams should not be changed.

Connie, I'll look into that festival.
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