Game on! Check out this fun sewing competition hosted by the Independent Pattern Company Alliance! It’s easy to enter and you could win some fantastic prizes! Good luck!
A fashion sewing competition produced by IPCA, themed “Ticket to Paradise” launched September 10, 2012. Contestants will create a garment from any of the eight participating IPCA pattern company’s collections (see below for list) and submit photos with an application form by January 25, 2013.
February 28 and March 1-2, 2013: Semi-finalists entries will travel to the fabulous Sewing Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA where attendees of the expo will be invited to vote for their favorite. Each of the IPCA members will display up to 3 semi-finalists with one winning the “People’s Choice” award of a $100 gift certificate from that pattern company. On Sunday, March 3rd a very special fashion show with door prizes will be presented at the expo and all the People’s Choice awards announced along with the Grand Prize winners.
March 18 – 20: All semi-finalists will be presented in Las Vegas at the exclusive trade show, International Textile Expo. Entries will be featured in the annual IPCA fashion show produced for the textile trade professionals. During the expo, a fashion exhibit will showcase the garments for attendees to get an up-close view. A public fashion show is also planned for March 17th where the grand prize winner will walk the runway to show-off the winning garment.
For complete rules and application go to: www.patterncompanies.com
The Independent Pattern Company Alliance is made up of Independent Fashion Pattern companies who have joined forces to increase awareness of quality independent pattern companies. These fine companies are: Dana Marie Designs, Great Copy Patterns, Islander Sewing Systems, LJ Designs, Petite Plus Patterns, and Saf-T-Pocket Patterns and Angela Wolf Pattern Collection. Note: Fashion Patterns by Coni is a member but will not be participating in Ticket to Paradise.
Sponsors of this contest include: Baby Lock providing the grand prize of a Baby Lock Symphony sewing machine, International Textile Expo will provide the grand prize winner with a 3 night stay at the Rio Las Vegas, Sewing and Stitchery Expo, American Sewing Expo, Fine Fabric Stores, Waetcher’s Fine Fabrics, Kai Scissors, Bosal, Schmetz, Professional Sewing Supplies, Dress Rite Forms, Fabulous Fit and Pendleton Wool.