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Date: 4/7/10 12:43 PM

Sewing for Men
May 15-June 14 2010

This contest is a chance to sew something for the men in your life (or yourself if you're a man), and test out some of the menswear patterns available.

- All sewing must be done in the contest window. Patterns can be previously used or new. Fabric can be pre-treated but not cut before the contest begins.

- The item(s) sewn must be for a man, using an adult or teen pattern (or equivalent self-drafted). Unisex patterns are also accepted, but the intended recipient should be a man, for purposes of this contest.

- Sewing for charity is also eligible for entry into the contest.

- Winner will be determined by voting, and there will be a random selection from those garments which did not win the first prize.

The contest sponsor for this contest is Schmetz Needles. First prize is a $100 Gift Card, and Random Prize is $75


Criteria to consider when voting:
- Is the style appropriate for menswear?
- Does the fabric selection compliment the style, and work for men? Keep in mind that there are a wide variety of tastes, but some fabrics work better for men than others.
- How does the item compare to the skill level of the entrant?

*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 (that means that you must have joined PR on or before 2/15/2010 to enter).

2. 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 (This means that you must have joined PR on or before 3/17/2010 to vote).

3. 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). This means that you cannot win 1st place in the Sewing for Men contest if you won during February, March, April, or May of 2010. You would, of course, still be eligible for the Random Prize.
-- Edited on 4/13/10 12:48 PM --

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Fabric Purchased in 2011: 37 yards
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Date: 4/14/10 9:21 PM

Woohoo! I've got fabric for three new shirts for DH (KS 2935) as well as some new boxers (S9958). I'm looking forward to getting at least a few of each done. And I also have fabric for PJ pants and boxers for my brother, so we'll have to see....

Kris

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Date: 4/18/10 6:43 PM

I've been working on a pants toile for DH for months now, think I finally have a decent pattern drafted. I hope this contest will help jump start building a summer wardrobe for him!

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Date: 4/18/10 7:03 PM

I think I'll enter a piece from Burda 2767. More likely the coat, I should be to the sewing stage by then.

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Date: 5/1/10 8:56 PM

I have been waiting for this, to jumpstart me into making something for my husband. Nothing earthshattering, just a pair of PJs for winter, or something...I can hope to win the random prize:-)

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Date: 5/2/10 11:32 PM

How many items are we allowed to enter items into this contest? I am hoping to expand DH's wardrobe for summer with some new short-sleeve shirts and slacks.

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Date: 5/3/10 12:24 PM

I'm going to try this one. DH has several things he has requested. I plan to use the contest as extra encouragement. He especially requested slim fit work slacks and shirts, intimidating to me, but he is hard to fit RTW so good payoff if I can get a good fit for him.

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Date: 5/3/10 12:40 PM

You can enter as many items as you wish, but remember that you will be competing against yourself for voting.

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Date: 5/3/10 5:32 PM

Didn't think of the competing against my other entries thing. Okay, will have to pick out the best garment out of the batch then. Thanks!

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Date: 5/4/10 7:54 AM

Or you could look at it as increasing your chances of winning the random draw? The knife cuts both ways...

KS 3267 is a really, really good men's pants pattern. It's my tnt for husband now. Very wearable, very satisfying to sew. The scary fly zipper and welt pockets are explained so well, they're finished before you know it.

Sewing for men is way easier than sewing for women, I think. I'm hooked. Just be careful with how "loud" a fabric is.

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