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Date: 10/26/09 5:14 PM

"Holiday/Gift Sewing" Rules

Items must be started and finished between the contest dates of Nov 1, 2009 and Dec 31, 2009.

Items must be sewn, knitted or crocheted.

Items may be sewn/knitted/crocheted as gifts or as holiday decorations. Gifts *do not* need to be holiday-themed. Decorations *do* need to be specifically for the upcoming holidays.

Items sewn/knitted/crocheted for money do not qualify for the contest.

It doesn't matter when you give the gift or for which occasion.

Winners and Prizes:

There will be two winners determined by member votes.

Prizes: Baraque Cutting Table
First Prize: $75 cash prize (via paypal)
Second Prize: $50 cash prize (via paypal)



*Rules that apply to all contests:

1. Contests begin on the 1st of the month, and all reviews must be entered for submission by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the last day of the month the contest ends.

2. Unless otherwise stated in the rules, patterns may be drafted, tweaked, and muslined before the contest date, but fabric for the pieces entered may not be laid out or cut till the start date of the contest. Fabric may be pretreated before the contest date.

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.

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1. 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 start of a contest is eligible to enter.

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3. Any member who's won a prize (1st or 2nd place) in a contest on Pattern Review ended in the previous six months is ineligible to win another contest for a period of 6 months.

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Holiday Sewing Contest for 2008

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Date: 10/26/09 5:16 PM

As you are (hopefully?) finishing up Halloween costumes and plans and ready turn your attention to the holidays, at least for those super planners at this date, here Holiday Contest rules. This one, as you see in the dates, runs for 2 months. Plenty of time for everyone to sew up plenty of lovely things for yourself or others.

I'll not be participating obviously but will be sewing along with all of you. I have a few gifts I already completed for my kids. Otherwise I'm still in the planning stages for the rest, especially for DH. I hope to be out of the planning stage by December this year though!
-- Edited on 10/26/09 5:17 PM --

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Date: 10/29/09 2:18 PM

Do items such as dress clothes needed for the holidays count? Or only gifts?

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Date: 10/29/09 3:17 PM

Quote: l3designs
Do items such as dress clothes needed for the holidays count? Or only gifts?

Looks like people made gifts for their kids (holiday clothing) last year just fine. Remember for this contest they can be gifts for any occasion, so not necessarily saved until the end of December for giving.

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Date: 10/31/09 3:16 PM

JUST entered the Halloween contest, my first, and am waiting for my pics to upload to Flicker. Saw this while browsing (waiting) and thought this would give me some incentive to get some gifts done. We have a lot of gift giving since we have 9 kids, 12 grandkids, and now 6 great grands (twins born this week). That and a variety of nieces, nephews, friends, etc. Usually give homemade cookies at Christmas, but now might be a time to save $$ and reduce my stash. Looking forward to making lots of projects - Starting Tomorrow!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Geri
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Date: 10/31/09 5:48 PM

I'm in sew-along mode! (As a CC member I can't join contests). I have at least one sewn gift this year, fleece undershirts for my DSF (that's Dear Step Father). Not sure if anything else will come up.

Maybe I should sew myself a holiday dress as well. Probably won't happen, though.

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Date: 10/31/09 9:35 PM

DD has requested the machine-embroidered tree skirt that I didn't get to last year. They put up a small tree on the bar but are planning the big one this year. Not sure how I'm going to do it other than the embroidery but probably outline quilting or stippling. I love this contest even if I only make a few items and am looking forward to participating.

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Date: 11/1/09 1:59 AM

Yes! Now that I have finished and reviewd my entry in the LBD I am in holiday sewing mode, and will start a ball gown for DDs holiday ball tomorrow.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's projects. I've got a lot of gifts to make.

Last year's Holiday Contest was great fun.

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Date: 11/1/09 7:25 AM

First up - I Have 4 family members that will be getting aprons for Christmas.
Blessings,
Patti

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Date: 11/1/09 4:26 PM

Quote: Gigil
We have a lot of gift giving since we have 9 kids, 12 grandkids, and now 6 great grands (twins born this week). That and a variety of nieces, nephews, friends, etc. Usually give homemade cookies at Christmas, but now might be a time to save $$ and reduce my stash. Looking forward to making lots of projects - Starting Tomorrow!!



Geri
-- Edited on 10/31/09 3:16 PM --

That's quite a list! You better get sewing. LOL Glad you are joining in with us - welcome.

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