No purchase neccesary anywhere; this contest is open to anyone with a needle and thread, regardless of budget or availability of items. Just jump in and join the fun.
Hurricane Sandy, site outtages and a fairly wide-spread sentiment among the members has convinced me to keep this year's rules simple and uncluttered.
We'll be following JenSA's suggestion to make two 4 or 5 piece collections
, with a single other garment that can be worn with both capsules. Each collection is either 3 tops and two bottoms, or 2 tops, 1 bottom, and 1 dress, which all form a cohesive group. The 11th garment should be a jacket or other piece that coordinates with both collections, both in style and color.
These collections can be for different occasions, or in different colorways, or simply reflect two very different styles or images.
There will be no requirement this year to use a particular fabric or pattern choice, no fussy print matching or need to master any new skill.
Sewing will begin December 26th, and all garments must be finished by April 30th, 2013. Muslins, pattern fitting and cutting may be started whenever you are ready.
One garment may be sewn before the official sewing start date, and one may be purchased or previously sewn.
You'll need to take a minimum of six photos, maximum 12 will be accepted. Please keep a copy of all images you upload on your hard drive in case SG's server fails or something is accidentally deleted.
The photos may be on you, on a dress form or any other way which shows them well.
You should show how you plan to combine tops and bottoms, and together should show everything. You’ll probably need to photograph some bottoms more than once.
Composites will be allowed, but only if they show details of the same outfit, e.g. a back view, a close up or the “before” photo if you are recycling. You may not show two different outfits on the same photo; such photos won’t be posted!
A single photo showing all the items together will be allowed but not required.
Please number your photos and then add a brief note to describe each one and when you plan to wear it, e.g. 1) Pink cotton Jalie top with khaki poly/cotton BWOF pants; weekend shopping.
Details about where the photos will be sent or uploaded will be forthcoming.
Finally, this year, the individual threads are optional. Individuals fitting issues should be posted on the "individual projects" board: http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php/board,11.0.html
so that threads in the SWAP section aren't overwhelming for the moderators.