Contest Entry voting time!

Entries are in! Go voteVOTING TIME!

Pick your favorite combo from the entries for it to become the 2018 Fan Favorite discount bundle!  To vote, just go to the Requiem Art Designs Facebook page and like the entry or entries you like best.  I will only be counting likes of people that follow Requiem Art Designs (to cut down on vote fraud).  Hopefully this will go smoothly and the winner will be announced on Monday 🙂


So many things!

Thursday is my busiest day of the week.  All that last minute Friday pattern stuff.  I’m also hosting a party tomorrow and I had to cook for it.  So having 2 contests and 2 new ones begin also… it’s been a long day ^^;

First!  Winners!  The drawing for the monthly giveaway winner is Ebmerc, who picked the houndstooth dress from the PS Convertible Mini Dresses pattern.  May’s franken-fashion challenge winner was Dragonlady, and you can see hers and all the other awesome entries HERE. Congrats to both!

Second!  New stuff!  The patterns that will be eligible for June’s giveaway can be seen HERE and will be updated as new patterns are added.

There’s also going to be a new challenge this month: June Bride

June Challenge!

Looking back, I don’t think May is a good time to do a contest.  There’s just SO MUCH going on in May: the school year’s winding up, all the spring chores need to be done inside & out.  It’s hectic.  I had a lot of people unable to do May’s challenge, and not a lot of entries, so I figured why not do another one? 

Mixing it up with prizes this time, too: about a pound of fabric, in scale/square inchage to suit the preference of the contest winner!  This will be selected from my carefully assembled dolly fabric stash going back >10 years. This will be an especially good prize for people who don’t have local fabric stores and have a hard time getting good doll-scale prints.  Or at least I hope it will be!

And to try to encourage people to get started NOW, you can pick up any patterns you might need for the contest using JUNEBRIDE17 for 10% off all orders over $10–but only for the first week of June!  Ends 6/7. 

This entry was posted on June 1, 2017, in contests.

Franken-Fashion Challenge for May

Contest for May!

Contest time! 

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 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!