Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram Favorite Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon
How-to

Sew Your Own Paradise

Oct 24, 2012
Article Image

It’s time to start sewing your entries for the Independent Pattern Company Alliance’s (IPCA) annual fashion sewing competition! This year’s contest theme is “Ticket to Paradise,” which is sure to inspire some fantastic designs. The competition is now open and accepting entries until January 25, 2013.

Contestants are challenged to select any pattern from one of the IPCA’s member pattern companies (Fashion Patterns by Coni excluded) and then unleash their imaginations to interpret the “Ticket to Paradise” theme in a garment or outfit. Entrants then submit photos of their creations to the pattern companies for preliminary judging.

Each pattern company will choose up to three semi-finalists based on the photo entries and display them at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington, February 28 through March 2. Expo attendees will be encouraged to vote for their favorite semi-finalist entry to receive People’s Choice awards. The semi-finalists will also be presented in the annual IPCA fashion show during the International Textiles Expo in Las Vegas, March 18-20. Grand, second-, and third-place prizes will be awarded, and the garments will be placed on display.

For complete entry guidelines and updates on the contest, visit PatternCompanies.com. View the 2012 IPCA fashion sewing Midnight Magic contest finalists here.

How would you interpret “paradise” in a garment or outfit? Do any of the IPCA member companies’ patterns inspire you to enter the contest?

Sign up for the Threads Eletter

Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.

×
Discuss

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, patterns and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift

Subscribe

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All

Highlights

  • Sign up for the Threads Eletter

    Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.

  • SewStylish

    SewStylish

    Take a look inside the pages of SewStylish Spring 2017.

  • CraftStylish

    CraftStylish

    Expert craft tutorials, news, and tips for sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, jewelry making, and more!