The general feedback I get with contests isn’t “Wow great prizes” so much as “Thanks for an excuse to finish that project/get out my sewing machine!”
So with that in mind, instead of running ‘contests’ in the traditional sense, I started up a new Facebook Group: Doll Clothes Sewing with Requiem Art Designs.
- Post stuff you make using at least parts of a pattern, and you get entered into the monthly drawing for a free pattern of your choice.
- You get an extra entry into the drawing if your entry is in the theme of the monthly challenge (February is “Ruffles”)
- You can get another extra entry by posting your entry on Instagram and tagging me (@RequiemArtDesigns) so that I see it.
- At the end of the month, I take the list of entries and random draw a winner who gets a pattern of their choice from the shop for free!
But at the same time, this is also a group where you get to show off things you’ve made and get feedback, and look at things people have done with the same patterns to get ideas. I think that will be especially helpful for people who have trouble visualizing what you could do with a pattern, or how to combine different parts from different patterns to get a totally new look.