Lots of people tell me how they learned to sew using these patterns (which I love!) BUT there is a skill individual patterns can’t teach you, and that’s improvising!
This contest is all about making the outfit you want from the patterns you’ve got. It’s not that hard to mix and match: a sleeve hole is a sleeve hole, a waist is a waist. You can mix and match just about any top with any bottom provided that you’re not changing the material qualities (you can’t sew a non-stretch pattern with stretch, or a non-stretch skirt to a stretch top). Once you start looking at clothes as a collection of shapes instead of a finished design, you’ll be amazed at what you can make!
To enter: Sew up an original outfit using pieces from existing patterns. You can modify pattern pieces to work, but they all have to be from existing patterns. Make sure to write down your ‘recipe’ since you’ll have to submit it with your entry! Take a picture of your finished outfit (just one, but you can combine multiple pictures into the same image) and send it to me along with your recipe either in an Etsy message or on the Requiem Art Designs Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RequiemArtDesigns/ by MIDNIGHT EASTERN TIME on 05/31/2017.
Entries will be judged by me on creativity, difficulty, and final design. So if you aren’t that great at sewing, if you come up with something really original using a lot of different patterns, you will get a better score than someone who just changed out for example, the sleeves on a dress even if it came out very nice. This contest is all about challenging yourself!
Winner of the contest will get a pattern subscription in either PS, M Girl, or Slim MSD size (winner’s choice!) I may do others, depending on how many entries we get. More entries=more prizes!