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April PR Challenge: Vintage Pattern
April 15th to 30th
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Date: 4/7/10 10:01 AM

Welcome to April's PR Challenge -- I will be your contest manager for this month's challenge. This is my first time as a contest manager so be gentle.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge. Good luck to all and Happy Sewing.


Vintage Sewing Pattern Contest:
April 15 to April 30, 2010

This contest is a chance to try out vintage patterns, learn the differences between those and current patterns, and possibly try some traditional but new-to-you techniques. The rules for this contest:

Make a garment using a vintage pattern. For the purposes of this contest a pattern is considered Vintage if it was issued between 1920 and 1975.


Patterns must be original vintage prints, or exact re-prints of the vintage pattern (for example, reprints such as those that are available at Vintage Fashion Library and Vintage Pattern Lending Library). Re-issues, vintage inspired, retro, and self-drafted patterns are not included in this contest. Reissues are those that are reissued by the Pattern companies and sold in the Vintage and Retro sections of the catalogs.

Minor design changes are allowed, and of course any fitting changes can be made. If major changes are required to make an item you will use or wear, please pick a different pattern for this contest.

Fabrics and techniques can be but do not need to be vintage.

The contest is restricted to clothing (adults or children, not dolls). Accessories as part of a clothing item can be included. More than one item can be entered in the contest.


The winner will be determined by member votes. There will also be a Random Entry winner.



*Rules that apply to all contests:

1. All reviews must be entered for submission by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the last day of the contest. Contest dates will be listed for each contest.

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.


Contest Eligibility

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. 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 end of a contest is eligible to vote in a contest.

2. Any member who's won 1st place in a contest on Pattern Review ended in the previous 4 months is ineligible to win another contest (for that 4 month period).


Suggested Guidelines for voting on Contests: These are just to help you narrow down your choices, and are suggestions only.

1. How well does the garment/collection/ensemble/item fit the criteria stated in the contest rules? How well does it fit the spirit of the rules?

2. Are the construction methods, including but not limited to seam finishes, lining techniques, etc, well suited to the design? To the fabric?

3. Is the fabric choice well suited to the design? Are the lining and interfacing choices appropriate?

4. Is the review complete and well written?

5. Taking into account the stated ability level of the entrant, how well does the garment fit?

6. Creative points. You may choose to give credit here for extras including embellishment, creative interpretation of patterns, creativity in creating a pattern, or even for having the restraint to leave something strikingly simple.

7. Complexity of the project. Relate this to the skill level of the participant. If a participant is a beginner then a princess seam may get the same complexity level as an underarm gusset gets for an advanced sewer. This is purely subjective, but a complex garment might garner more points than a simple one if a tie-breaker is needed.


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-- Edited on 4/8/10 8:53 AM --

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Date: 4/7/10 10:09 AM

Ha ha! Yay!

I was hoping!!!!

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Date: 4/7/10 11:49 AM

OK, I have a two fold question:

1) Can two patterns be morphed (i.e. bodice of one, skirt of another) so long as both patterns are vintage?

2) Is changing the length of a skirt from mid-calf to full length an acceptable change or is that considered too much?

Thanks!

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Date: 4/7/10 12:07 PM

Two Weeks!! I am mocking up one right now, that maayyybe I can have done for APril 30th. It is a circa 1959 off the shoulder wiggle dress. Unfortunately, my hips albiet circa 1960, are a touch more padded than the 38" the pattern suggests a 36 inch bust should have. I will play around till the 15th- hopefully the pattern will fit by then! Play around with the pattern that is!

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Date: 4/7/10 12:15 PM

That sounds really cute! Yes, the proportions then were drafted to body shapes that wore industrial strength girdles and undergarments.

I hope you can enter your dress!

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Date: 4/7/10 3:05 PM

Oh and I just finished a vintage baby dress - a week too soon!! I wonder if I can do something else, or if I should sit this one out...

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Date: 4/7/10 3:32 PM

Kellie R

1. As long as both patterns fit into the definition of a vintage pattern as outlined above, I think morphing two patterns will be fine.

2. Lengthening or shortening a skirt would not be considered a major change to the pattern.

Looking forward to seeing your planned design.

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Date: 4/7/10 6:20 PM

This sounds like fun! I have a couple of vintage patterns and have only used one once before so it would be a good chance to try another one. Off to dig them out!

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Date: 4/7/10 6:48 PM

Quote: Kellie R.
Ha ha! Yay!



I was hoping!!!!

Yes, that was funny that you posted that on the manager request thread!!!

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Date: 4/7/10 7:43 PM

WOOO HOO!

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