Here we go, it’s time for the last contest of Indie Pattern Month to begin (and the one we’re the most excited about) – the Indie Fan Girl, Level: Ultimate contest!
Here’s a reminder of all you need to know for it. You can also see all the details here in the contest details post.
What are those prizes, I hear you ask?
There are four prize packs to be won by four people who sew an outfit using two or more patterns from the same indie label and blog about them on The Monthly Stitch this week. Here’s what they are:
Pretty awesome, right?!? (I just wish I was allowed to enter…. But since I’m one of the judges, I can’t. Four of you will just have to win them instead, sew them up and tell us what they’re like! 😉 )
Want to be in to win one of those prize packs?
Pick one indie designer, then choose two (or more) patterns from their collection. Stitch them up to create a complete outfit. Then write a post about it on The Monthly Stitch between now and 28 June 2014 (24:00 UTC). Categorise it as ‘Indie Pattern Month 2014’ and ‘Indie Fan-Girl, Level: Ultimate (June 22nd-28th)’ so that we know it’s an entry for the contest.
We’ll do a round-up post of all the entries on 29 June so everyone can start voting on their favourite. The winners will be chosen half based on community vote, and half based on scoring from the judges (the Monthly Stitch editors and our guest judge – Penny from Dresses & Me). Voting will go until midnight on 5 July (24:00 UTC) Then on 6 July we’ll announce the four winners here on The Monthly Stitch, and email them as well.
What will the judges be looking for when scoring the entrants?
We’ll be looking at things like the content of your post – does it tell your readers much about what you’ve made, about the patterns, why you choose the patterns and designer you used, about any changes you made? Photography – can we clearly see what you’ve made, and any interesting details? Creativity – what did you do to make this ‘your’ outfit? How creative did you get with mix-and-matching multiple patterns to create a unique-to-you outfit? Basically, all the things that make a good blog post. 😉
Of course, like all good contests, there are a few rules
They’re listed at the bottom of the contest details post, so please have a read through them. The key ones to pay attention to are that you must have made your garments between the start of May 2014 and now and not blogged about it yet, and that it must be created by putting together two more more patterns from the same indie designer into one outfit. (What counts as an indie pattern? To keep things easy, everything listed in this great round-up by one of our Indie Pattern Month sponsors, Sew Independent.)
If you’ve already made a garment and entered it in one of the first two Indie Pattern Month contests (the Dresses or the New To Me contest), you can use it again here, as long as you create at least one new garment from the same designer to match with it to make an outfit.
Want to take part but not sure what to make?
We’ll be putting outfit inspiration posts up on the Monthly Stitch Facebook group each day. We’ll also be putting up a post later showing what the Monthly Stitch editors (Kat, Mel and Juliet) have made for this week. (Because hey, even if we can’t enter the contest, there’s no reason we can’t sew along with all of you, right?! 😉 )
Want to take part but not a Monthly Stitch contributor?
Not a problem! Just fill out the simple form right at the bottom of this post and we’ll get you all set up to write a post about your garment here on The Monthly Stitch. (Do please remember though, we need to sleep sometimes, so if you are thinking about entering don’t wait until half an hour before the contest closes to sign up. Sign up now, go on, do it!! 😉 )