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Date: 9/25/11 5:20 PM

Hi Everyone! I'm Jan and I'll be your contest manager for this brand new contest. The start date is October 1st and I know everyone is anxious to see the rules, so here they are:

Think Pink Contest Rules:

The contest will begin on October 1 and run until Oct 31st. Items sewn prior to October 1st cannot be entered into the contest

This contest is a little more open than some other PR Contests - while there is no specific breast cancer tie-in, we're leaving it up to you, the members, to decide if you want to take your project in that direction. Maybe you have something to say, or someone to commemorate, or maybe you just want to make a fabulous pink gown a la Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Whichever direction you choose to take, here are a few guidelines to keep the playing field even:

1. The project MUST be predominantly pink.

2. Neutral colors such as black or white or a print can also be part of the project, but the predominant color must be pink.

3. It should be a wearable garment for an adult (male or female).

4. Commercial patterns or original/self-drafted patterns may be used.

5. Any shade of pink is okay.

6. You can enter as many items as you want in the contest.

7. A review is required for each item which is entered in the contest. (If the item is made from the same pattern you've reviewed previously, you can update that review and enter it into the contest or create a new review.)

Voting begins Nov. 2nd and ends Nov. 10th.
Prizes:

First place winner will be decided by member vote. First prize winner will receive a signed copy of 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips and a free online class on PatternReview.com

EVERY participants who enters a project in this contest will receive a free pattern from our sponsor - Studio Cherie!


*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.

If there are any questions, please let me know and I'll do my best to answer them. I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!
-- Edited on 9/26/11 8:33 AM --

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Date: 9/25/11 6:17 PM

Thanks Jan! This will be fun. I've been making so much for my DD lately, it'll be nice to be inspired to make something for myself.
I think the tie in to breast cancer will be difficult, unless some of us want to go into personal details about family members (or selves! ). I will think on what I'd like to say in the review.

So I'll be the first one with a question. Would this fabric be considered predominantly pink? It isn't quite this neon pink IRL, the picture makes it brighter than it actually is. It's a tad softer pink than this.


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Date: 9/25/11 6:39 PM

Hi Aurora...from your photo, it looks like there is more pink than the other colors in it. Also, it looks as if the pink stands out more. I think it was Reisie (sp? sorry) who suggested that if you look quickly at a fabric and then look away, the predominate color is the one that leaves the impression on you. Also, if you can blur your vision, the predominate color is the one that stands out...But it looks pink to me..I say go for it.

You don't have to tie it in to breast cancer, unless you want to and you don't have to tell us either, unless you want to!

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Date: 9/25/11 7:29 PM

Quote: Aroura
I think the tie in to breast cancer will be difficult...

I think you already have some breast-like motifs going on there!
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Date: 9/25/11 8:29 PM

I just bought some pink fabric a couple of weeks ago. I had no idea what I was going to do with it at the time, but I loved the color (and it was on sale). It's a decor fabric in a fabulous hot hibiscus pink! It has a fairly firm hand, a bit of sheen, and it's closest resemblance would be a heavy weight taffeta, but the weave is not so tight.

I looked through my pattern stash, and it's going to become Vogue 1239, but as a trench coat instead of a dress. I was going to leave it until the spring, but suddenly I have this most convenient contest to enter!!!



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Date: 9/25/11 11:11 PM

Great ~ Thanks Jan. Well, since I only got to the muslin stage for the jacket I planned for my daughter in the lined jacket contest - and since it is going to be in pink wool - I guess Oct. is the time to finish that project. But first I have to get my granddaughter's costume done for the Sept. contest! Guess I better chain myself to the sewing machine.

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Date: 9/26/11 0:49 AM

Beautiful! Looking at the pattern now, I see the coat possibilities, where I didn't before..looking forward to seeing how this turns out for you..

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Date: 9/26/11 11:50 AM

My first question, sure to be one of many: Say you had fabric that was a houndstooth pattern but in pink & white (instead of black & white)...I'm sure the pink would be the most nioticeable color but would it count as the "predominant" color since it's 50/50?

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Date: 9/26/11 12:40 PM

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1. The project MUST be predominantly pink.


That's rule number one...since they capitalized it, I'd say no. Can you add a pink trim, such as the Chanel jackets feature? That would bring it over the 50% mark.

If you like, I can double check with the committee....

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Date: 9/26/11 12:43 PM

Did you all see the changes to the above rules ? There will be no random drawing prize. EVERYONE who enters gets a free pattern from the sponsor...!!
How great is that???!

You can enter here...

enter contest
-- Edited on 9/26/11 12:47 PM --

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2009-113.25 yds
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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