It's on! Xandra just announced the 2012 EvaDress Pattern Contest which will start at midnight EST on the 15th of January.
There are four categories for which one may sew and each entrant is welcome to submit as many projects as desired within each category. Each entry will be judged according to quality of construction (as best we can tell online!) and creativity.
The BIG theme for this year's contest is completing that project you have always wanted to do:
Category 1~Any EvaDress pattern garment project that you have only thought about doing, but never took on. When you submit in this category, tell us why you only dreamed about doing the project and never made it. For example, perhaps your technical or pattern grading skills just weren't there yet.
Category 2~Any EvaDress pattern garment project you started some time ago and have been meaning to finish. It doesn't matter if it has been years (hey, it happens) or weeks, when you submit in this category you need to tell us why you didn't finish it until now.
NOTE: Category 2 is exempt from the pre-January 15, 2012 contest start date for obvious reasons, but if you are entering in this category, you are not to pick that project up and continue it until 12 a.m. January 15, 2012.
Category 3~Best use of pattern in its original form = Any garment for men, women or children created devoutly from the pattern (that is, with no changes to the design, although grading or alteration to the pattern for proper fit or length is a must).
This is the category I won last year (thanks to all your votes) for the Katherine Hepburn frock:
Category 4~Best use of pattern as adapted for contemporary-wear = Any garment for men, women, children created from an EvaDress pattern that has been modified for a more updated look (design changes allowed). One may not use pattern pieces from pattern companies other than EvaDress but, may incorporate pieces from an original vintage pattern, if desired.
No purchase necessary to enter (one may use from one's EvaDress pattern stash).
The winners will be voted by all participating EvaDress customers, fellow entrants and members (followers) of the EvaDress blog.
$100 of EvaDress patterns will be awarded to the winners of each category plus free shipping (international included). Isn't that generous??? The awards (in the form of EvaDress gift certificates) are redeemable for up to one year from March 15, 2012 (the contest ending date).
Projects are to be started no sooner than 12 a.m. EST on January 15, 2012 (with the exception of Category 2-see note above) and the contest will close for submissions at 12 a.m. EST on March 15, 2012. Voting will take place from 12 a.m. EST on March 16, 2012 until 12 a.m. EST on March 26, 2012.
Visit the EvaDress blog for more details on how to enter your submission! Are you going to do it??