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Pattern Review Mini-Wardrobe Contest

Pattern Review has a new contest with a mini-wardrobe theme, scheduled for the month of May. Here are the official rules, taken directly from the site:

This is a contest to create a 4-piece wardrobe in 4 weeks. Those pieces should fit one of the following three frameworks:

1) 2 bottoms and 2 tops – 1 may be a jacket


2) 1 bottom and 3 tops – 1 (no more than one) may be a jacket


3) 1 bottom, 1 dress or jumper, and 2 tops – 1 may be a jacket, and the top or jacket *must* be wearable with the dress or jumper.

Here are more details:

If a jumper is made, it should go with both tops (i.e., function as a bottom).

All pieces must coordinate with each other. A coat may be substituted for a jacket, but also must coordinate well with all the other items in the wardrobe.


Patterns may be new, never sewn before, or TNT. Self-drafted patterns are fine. Patterns may be drafted, tweaked, and muslined before the contest date, but fabric for the pieces entered cannot be cut till the start date of the contest (May 1).

Pretty clear, but what’s TNT? I’ll have to find out. In the meantime, I’m wondering if I can enter this contest using only fabric already in my stash. I really, really don’t want to buy more. Honest.

Related:  My storyboard for the contest

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  1. April 9th, 2008 at 06:45 | #1

    And thank you, too, Dawn!

  2. April 9th, 2008 at 06:42 | #2

    Aha! I should have figured that one out. Thanks, Trilby!

  3. April 8th, 2008 at 20:29 | #3

    TNT means Tried ‘n’ True; a pattern that you know already works well for you.

  4. trilby
    April 8th, 2008 at 05:35 | #4

    TNT means Tried’N True

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