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MIWW contest

andsewon | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi, I am new to the gatherings and was wondering if any of you out there has competed in the MIWW contest? I am going to enter for next year and want to find out if there is anything special that I need to know about this contest besides the info I was sent by my state director. Thanks, Pam 


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    purduemom | | #1

    Welcome, Pam! I know there are at least a couple of us here that have participated in MIWW. Remember that besides the construction of the piece(s), you will be judged on the fit and presentation - choose accessories carefully. One of the perks of the contest IMO - an excuse to buy a new pair of great looking shoes! Sue

    1. ljb2115 | | #2

      Before leaving for the contest presentation...Take a good look in a full-length mirror.  Is the hem even, does anything "hang up" anywhere?  (i.e jacket not fitting well over hips, etc.)  All accessories should have a purpose - if not leave it at home.  Shoes are an important accessory - if not new, please see that the heels are not worn down and that the soles are in good shape. 

      Construct something you like - this will have an effect on your presentation.  Listen to Sue, this is her second time winning our state contest.


      1. Deeom | | #3

        What is MIWW? 

        1. ljb2115 | | #4

          MIYWW is Make it Yourself with Wool which is a national contest sponsored by the sheep growing and wool industries.  Look for ads in Sew News and sewing-related publications - plus there is a great article showing national winning clothing in the last issue of Threads.  If you cannot find any information try your local cooperative extension service.  Not all states have contests.  If my memory serves me, the Threads article stated thirty-three states have contests and/or run-offs. This is fun and it is great to see what can be fashioned from a few yards of any type of wool.  The prizes aren't too shabby either!

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