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Grab your ruffler foot for some children's sewing :D
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Date: 11/12/12 4:50 PM

This contest is about sewing baby and children's clothing. Below are the contest details so think about what you want to sew and ask your questions as soon as they come to mind. That way you can spend lots of time sewing up a really great outfit for the child or those children you love.
As tricky questions are answered, I'll update this post.

Sewing for Children: December 1 - December 31 2012

This contest is a chance to sew something wonderful - a garment, home decor, or craft item, as long as it's sewn -- for a baby or a child (your own or someone else's, including items sewn for charity).

For the purposes of this contest, a child is a human from newborn to age 12, elementary school age (That would be up to and including grade 6), and who still fit into children's sizing. This contest is to showcase your items that are sewn for children, children's styles, children's sizes. If your child has matured and is into misses sizes then consider saving your contest sewing for a different contest. All patterns should be baby or children's sizing.

Contest rules:
1) Sew a garment, home decor item or craft intended for wear or use by a child (see definition above) or for decorating a baby's or child's room. Doll clothing is not included in this contest unless sewn along with a matching child's outfit.

2) Items may be based on commercial, free public-use or self-drafted patterns. Patterns may be new, never sewn before, or TNT.

3) The contest period runs December 1st to December 31st, 2012. Submitted item must be started on or after December 1st and completed and reviewed by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Dcember 31st 2012.

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.

4) More than one item can be entered in the contest.

5) Final products may be pictured on a dress form, worn by the garment's intended owner, or photographed in situ. Please consult with the contest moderator if none of these alternatives is feasible for you.

The first and second place winners will be decided by member vote.


General Rules for all Contests

All reviews must be entered for submission by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the last day of the contest.
2. Patterns MAY be muslined prior to the start of this contest, however, fabric for contest garment may NOT be cut prior to the start of the contest. Fabric may be pretreated before the start of the contest.
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, preferably on a live model.
5. Interpretation of rules is subject to the discretion of the contest manager and the contest committee.

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 first place in a contest on Pattern Review that ended in the previous four-month period is ineligible to win another contest (during that four-month period).

The first- and second-place winners will be decided by member vote.

Prizes for the contest
Sponsored by
Sew it Up

First prize $100 Gift Certificate,
Random Prize $50 Gift Certificate.

Voting guidelines:

Because of the high quality of the garments we're seeing entered in PR Contests, we're setting forth some guidelines that may help you choose when voting. Consider how well the entry fulfills each of the following criteria in order to narrow down your votes:
1. Does the garment clearly reflect the pattern's line drawing?
2. How well does the garment fit the criteria stated in the contest rules? How well does it fit the spirit of the rules?
3. Are the construction methods, including but not limited to seam finishes, lining techniques, etc, well suited to the design? To the fabric?
4. Is the fabric choice well suited to the design? Are the lining and interfacing choices appropriate?
5. Is the review complete and well written?
6. Taking into account the stated ability level of the entrant, how well does the garment fit?
7. Creative points. You may choose to give extra credit here for an entry that reflects additional creativity (embellishment, fabric choice, etc.) while staying within the nature of the original pattern.
8. 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.
-- Edited on 11/13/12 2:50 PM --

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Date: 11/13/12 0:04 AM

Does this mean the clothing has to be sewn for a child 12 and under? I sew for a young lady who, while an adult chronologically, is in children sizes and is the size of a 10 years old. She is disabled and wears child sizes and styles of clothing. If it isn't, that's okay, I just wanted to ask.
Mary

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Date: 11/13/12 2:43 AM

Hi ahriel.
You're doing a wonderul service to sew clothing for a young lady is the size of a 10 year old.

You might need to pick someone who is actually 12 years or under to fall into the contest rules.

Thank you for checking in.

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Date: 11/13/12 8:32 AM

No problem. I have many little cousins I can sew for if I do the contest. As for the young lady, she is fun to sew for, I did for the costume contest.
Mary

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Date: 11/13/12 2:19 PM

I'm pleased you were still able to sew for the young lady and enter the costume contest for her.
Cheers Mary.

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Date: 11/13/12 2:55 PM

One of my friends has a little girl, and I'd love to use this MiuMiu dress as inspiration miumiudress
to make a dress for her. Probably with this pattern from
KwikSew.

I have some old jeans with embroidery detail at the ankles to use as the pockets.

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Date: 11/13/12 3:36 PM

Thanks for reminding me to not start on my 5 y/o niece's skirt until after Dec 1! I've Pinned this to make for her (she's very girly) -



I was also thinking of trying to draft my own version of this top (maybe for both nieces, but couldn't enter the one for the older girl) -

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Date: 11/13/12 6:12 PM

I've just bought a ruffler foot and I think it's going to be used a lot when I make my niece a few skirts. And for adding interesting detailing for my own use.

None of my sewing for my niece will be eligible for this contest but I really love being involved in contests just to learn from everyone who participates.

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Date: 11/14/12 8:17 AM

I love to sew for kids but have none in my family (all adults) and live where there are no small ones. I usually donate to charity. Can I still participate without a live model and just a picture?

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Date: 11/14/12 2:06 PM

Hi Cowgirlbb,
Items made for charity qualify so you can participate but you'll need a live model.
Can you work find someone who can help you out over the next 6 weeks?

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