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Date: 5/4/10 10:57 AM

Hi there, my name is Annie and I'll be your contest manager for this years wardrobe contest.

Just for reference, here is the discussion for last years contest and the 2008 discussion.

"Wardrobe Contest" Rules: On Trend Wardrobe
June 1 to August 31, 2010

Sew yourself a wardrobe!

Total pieces required: 10

Breakdown of the 10 items to be sewn:
4 bottoms
4 tops
1 topper
1 Free Choice

All tops must go with all bottoms. A topper is something worn over other garments (eg, shrug, jacket, cardigan); it must go with all outfits (including the 'Free Choice', unless the free choice is a 2nd topper).

At least one item needs to incorporate a current fashion trend. You can 'prove' this via a 2010 article, a picture of a runway or RTW item with the key feature, or reference to a current fashion related website that shows the trend being used. (Examples: The season's color forecast; retail website; runway shots.) Only one item has to fit the trend being used, although as many as desired can.

RTW Option: One of the 10 items can, but does not have to be, a purchased RTW item. If used, the RTW item does not satisfy the 'on trend' requirement.' It is recommended that you do not plan your wardrobe using a RTW item, but keep it in reserve in case you are unable to complete one of your items.

Free Choice item can be a bottom, top, topper (jacket / sweater / etc), or dress. Accessories such as scarves and belts do not count for this item. If a dress is made, it needs to co-ordinate with the rest of the wardrobe. If a top or bottom is made, it must go with all bottoms or all tops, respectively. If a topper is made, it must go with all outfits.

As with all the contests, all cutting and sewing will be done between the contest dates.

Entering your wardrobe: Review each item in your wardrobe (exception: if a RTW items is used, it does not need a separate review). You also create a Master Review, and in the Master Review provide picture(s) of the wardrobe all together, and links to the individual reviews. The Master Review is what you enter into the contest.

Suggestions and tips:
Storyboard: Storyboards are recommended but NOT required. These are visual plans that help you determine if your wardrobe will work as a wardrobe, and keeps you on track. If you make a storyboard, it can be changed at any time.

Items made with the same pattern can be put into one review; old reviews of a pattern can be updated with new items.

You might want to create your Master Review early as a Work In Progress. This will make it easier towards the end of the contest. Use "Other" as the Pattern Company and "Wardrobe Contest 2010" as the Pattern Number.

First place winner will be decided by member vote.
There will also be an Random Entry prize from the completed entries.

*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.

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.

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). You would still be eligible for the Random Prize.

Thanks and everyone have a great time!

Annie

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First Prize: An online class on PatternReview.com plus a pattern of the winner's choice.

Random Entry Prize: A pattern of the winner's choice.
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Date: 5/4/10 12:08 PM

Inspiration links:

Fashion Era Summer 2010 Trends
DKNY
Kate Spade
Yves Saint Laurent
EVEology
Eileen Fisher
Louis Vuitton via Style.com
Pumpkin Patch
J K Kids
youlookfab Spring 2010
Isabelle Batz
8Tokyo
youlookfab Fall 2010
Gap
Color Trends

Story Boards:

Quixoticpixels - Amy - Ahoy Mateys!
Kristinlala - Kristin - Purple Daze
JennyAnne - Jenny - Jenny's Romper SWAP
Imaan - Flowers in Winter
Larisa - Larisa - Momma's Gone Crazy
Sugarduck - Flirty at Thirty
Arianamaniacs
Sky
Peaceykeen - Shawnta
Snuzal - Winter Trends 2010
Okie2thdoc - Summer of Style
Elily00 - Summer of Coral
Oliveoyl45 - I'm a Teacher Now!
Treefrog - Trekking Treefrog
Barebear - Heather's Fabulous Fashions
CTBarb - Too Cute Turquoise
Goosegreen - Alison - Travelling Warm
Geraldine - Ice Cream Pastels
Schey Butta
NettieC - Practically Posh Mom
Graveflower - Cool Summer, Warm Fall

Annie
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Date: 5/4/10 12:47 PM

Thank you so much Annie for managing this contest even with your busy schedule
I promised myself to finish the last couple of items from my mini wardrobe (wellnot so mini), welt pockets thru me off !! but almost finished then I can plan patterns, check fit to prep for " the big one "
It takes quite a bit of time to plan, fit etc a wardrobe so its great to start now.
I have been pulling out fabrics this weekend Here is what I came up with Limes and Lilacs

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Date: 5/4/10 1:05 PM

I just printed up all 19 pages of fashion Trends for Summer
fashion-era Summer 2010 Trends
Fabulous Ideas !!

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Date: 5/4/10 1:08 PM

Any rough estimate on when the rules will be posted?

I'm thinking of doing a Fall wardrobe, but do want to check out the rules and options first... I don't think we'll get a Spring here and am now having doubts about Summer..it's 45 degrees F and I just turned on the heat again!

To HawkeMorningstar..love those fabrics, especially the embroidered floral with the blue and white flowers...can't wait to see what you do with them..
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2010-115.5
2011-80.25+30+donated
2012 86.3 yds..
2013 21.0
Everyone who sews seriously has a stockpile of fabrics, because it is natural to purchase more than can be sewn in any one season" Singer, Timesaving Sewing, 1987

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Date: 5/4/10 1:39 PM

Oh, I'm excited. I'm not much of a plan-ahead person, but I'm trying, so thanks for posting this so early! I think HawkeMorningStar is right, it really will take time to put together a coherent wardrobe. I think I'll start by looking at some of the clippings I have and current magazines/catalogs (thanks for that fashion-era link Hawke!) instead of perusing my patterns. I want to start branching out by modifying and adding details that I like instead of just blindly following the commercial patterns. I've been wanting to have some Victorian influenced pieces for a while--perhaps this is a good time to do so.

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Date: 5/4/10 1:53 PM

I love Vintage styles too. (more 30-40's) Great idea to decide to sew up what YOU like not what is just available to us in form of commercial pattern. Use the pattern as a base but add ideas from magazines etc
Re Victorian lacey, pintucked, shirred feminine styled tunics- blouses are seen a lot around this Spring. I think the last 2 Burda Style mags have some in them too. Do you get Burda?

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Date: 5/4/10 2:04 PM

Quote: jannw
Any rough estimate on when the rules will be posted?



Anne said they would try to have the rules ready by the end of the week but it depended on their schedules.
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Date: 5/4/10 2:36 PM

Oh my goodness, I'm so excited!! I've even bought my train ticket to Paris for the last week of May so I can get all of my fabrics for the competition!!
I'm turning 30 this autumn and this is the perfect opportunity (and motivation!) to build myself a wardrobe for this new phase in my life.

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Date: 5/5/10 0:47 AM

I do get Burda, love it. There are a few current pieces I remember seeing that I think I might like, but the one that been in and out of my mind was a square neck pintucked(maybe?) blouse and dress a few years ago--the blouse was featured in one of their neutral/nude spreads. I'll have to go look it up at some point.

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