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Enter to Win: Fancy Fabric Challenge

You could win a 3-in-1 Craft Lamp from Ottlite.
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It’s that time of year when holiday parties abound and fancy events seem to pop up at a moment’s notice. For sewers, it begs the question of not only what to wear, but of course what to sew? For this challenge, we want to see your fanciest garments made from the fanciest fabrics. Maybe yours is a floor length, number awash in  sequins, or it’s a short, flirty frock made in silk charmeuse. Whatever your best-dressed style, now’s the time to show it off!

To enter the Fancy Fabric Challenge, upload a photograph of a special occasion garment you’ve made from one of the following: Satin, Lace, Beaded fabrics, Sequined fabrics, Embroidered fabrics, Sparkled fabrics, Metallic fabrics, Brocade, Velvet, Shantung, Organza, Taffeta, Charmeuse and Lamé to the challenge gallery. Garments can be newly made, or something you have made in the past. Entries must be uploaded between 12:01 am ET on November 23rd and 11:59 p.m. ET on January 4th, 2010.

You could win a 3-in-1 Craft Lamp from Ottlite and a $150 gift certificate to The Ribbon Store.

Be sure to include details about your garment including what fabric you used and the techniques you used in constructing your garment. We’ll choose the top 5 finalists based on the mastery of construction techniques shown and the design that best accentuates the fabric being used. We’ll be judging from a photograph only so be sure to show us the details of your work. Then you pick the winner! We are letting readers vote to choose the winner out of the 5 finalists.

The winner will be announced on or about January 15th, 2010.

Best of luck and happy sewing!


See Official Rules for details.

Comments (3)

Clarasita Clarasita writes: Please, please, please, Could all you talented contributors post pictures of your creations on the intended wearer? Part of the fun of looking at custom clothing is seeing how it hangs and moves dynamically and how well it suits the model. We are all real people, with real bodies, and most of us don't look like Barbie. We should be celebrating who we are, no matter our size, shape, or self-consciousness. After all, isn't that why we sew in the 1st place??!!
Posted: 3:42 pm on January 5th

kbell kbell writes: I have the perfect garment, but it is made out of wool, too bad its not in the line of fabrics.
Posted: 1:29 pm on December 2nd

AdyChristya AdyChristya writes: I've submitted my collections.
Posted: 10:02 pm on November 24th

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