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Message Board > Contest Discussions > PR Challenge July 2010 - Designer knockoff - official thread ( Moderated by JEF)

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PR Challenge July 2010 - Designer knockoff - official thread
July 1, 2010 - July 14, 2010
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Date: 6/24/10 2:16 PM

Hi,

I will be managing this contest. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Here's the official list of rules:

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RTW & Designer Knock-off Contest

July 1, 2010 to July 14, 2010

This is a challenge to copy or create a garment inspired by RTW (ready- to wear) or a designer collection, that can be worn by either a child or adult.

Entries need to include a picture or link of the "inspiration" piece, and a listing of what you changed from the inspiration.

Garments can be made starting with a commercial pattern, or can be self-drafted.

This contest will be decided by votes. Voting should take into consideration:

- was the original goal achieved

- methods of construction

- how well it is documented

- how well it is photographed

- choice of fabrics/trims, etc.

Time frame: This contest will run from July 1, 2010 to July 14, 2010. Contest ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, as shown on the Pattern Review website. All reviews must be submitted by that time in order to be eligible for the contest.

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.

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First Prize: One online class of the winner's choice
Random Entry Prize: One PR Tote Bag.
-- Edited on 7/6/10 10:46 AM --

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2014 Fabric IN: 47.63 yards
2014 Fabric OUT: 70.5 yards
2014 Fabric Sewn: 20.5 yards
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Date: 6/24/10 7:58 PM

This is an old thread, but a lot of the links are still good.

Snoop Shopping

If anyone needs ideas, there are a lot available from that thread!

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Date: 6/24/10 8:00 PM

Can we be inspired by a Project Runway Designer?

Joanne

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Date: 6/24/10 9:02 PM

Quote: raymondmom
Can we be inspired by a Project Runway Designer?



Joanne

Definitely, as long as you can show pictures of the inspiration garment. I'm planning to knock off one of Seth Aaron's designs from his final collection myself (not for this contest, obviously, since I can't participate).

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2014 Fabric OUT: 70.5 yards
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Date: 6/26/10 1:07 PM

The contest starts in a few days. Anyone have any designs in mind for this one yet? Anyone need any help with suggestions of what pattern(s) to use as a starting point?

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2014 Fabric OUT: 70.5 yards
2014 Fabric Sewn: 20.5 yards
2014 Fabric Donated: 50 yards
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Date: 6/27/10 10:58 AM

MIchelle, thanks for getting this posted so we have a few days to do the research and find our inspiration piece. I can tell I will be spending lots of time on the computer doing research.

Thanks, Anne, for posting that thread link. Wow.... lots of good sites still active.

Now it is a matter of finding something I really like - plus finding fabric in my stash to use for it. I have made a vow to only use fabric from my stash for my sewing for awhile. I call it my ''fabric diet'' to keep me from buying and adding more to the stash as it is over-flowing all the storage spaces.

Yeah, I am a glutton for punishment by jumping into several contests - but as they don't overlap that gives me enough time to do have fun with each one. Plus it keeps my sewing mojo running strong.

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Date: 6/27/10 12:01 PM

I'll solicit suggestions for this Anthropologie blouse:

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I can do the corset part ... it's the shirt and figuring how I want to make it front closing I can't figure

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Date: 6/27/10 1:33 PM

Do you mean that you want to make the front lacing the functional opening of the shirt?

Their version has a back zipper, and the front lacing is only decorative. You could try putting a zipper hidden under the lacing overlap piece? Or you could put an invisible zip in the side seam instead.

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Date: 6/27/10 1:49 PM

side opening sounds like the best idea. A back zip is completely impractical as I dress myself and my arms just aren't that flexible - plus with my bust it would need to withstand a bit of pressure. I can't figure a way to keep the look and still have the corset lacing be the opening.

I have finally found a winner for the shirt part:

Even has pleats in the front of the skirt portion and best of all, the pattern has different cup sizes.

Back to the side opening:
If a zipper, I need a heavy-duty metal zipper ... but that can be incorporated into the look via denim for the corset part. My other option would be heavy-duty hook & eyes (and lots of them) but I do have some on hand. Buttons and snaps are totally out. My plan is to have the corset part go all the way around and provide support.

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I don't really make mistakes ... I create "learning opportunities"! Murphy says: The better you match the thread to the fabric, the more likely you will need to rip some stitches out! I spend more quality time with my seamripper than I like ...
Yes, I DO love fabric!!
Happy owner of a band of Brothers: LX-3125, CS-770, CE5500 PRW, a PE-770 emb ... and now Kenmore 158.18032 and 148.12190
Blogging my "learning opportunites" at http://sewingmissadventure.blogspot.com/

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Date: 6/27/10 1:55 PM

Ooh, this contest is perfect! I was thinking about making a knockoff of this dress this month. I'm not sure I can get it done by the 14th, but I can sure try!

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