Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Taking A Chance/Sandra Betzina's Power Sewing Contest

When I opened my email this morning, I found a message from Sandra Betzina. Not a personal message, but newsletter type email announcing a new contest. Have you ever thought that you might like to enter a contest? Could it possibly be a goal? Would you like to stretch your skills? In light of the post I did this morning, I thought I would share this opportunity with all of you. The contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada, and you must be at least 18 years of age to enter. 
The contest runs from January 5, 2016 through February 21, 2016, so lots of time to get your entry together. Here's your opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and take a chance. And just think, you might win!!! Someone will :) Why not make this year the year that you try?
I've included all of the information below.
Good Luck!!!

Because there are so many creative people using Today's Fit patterns, Power Sewing would like you to share your creativity with us. Since this season is all about warm, fun and classic coats or jackets, Power Sewing is having a contest. Make one of the 5 Today's Fit Patterns (V1478V1418V1364V1356,V1319) below and send us photos of anything you would like to enter.
The coat/jackets will be judged on (1) overall impression, (2)creativity, (3) use of fabric and detailing, (4) execution.

Lucky winner will receive the grand prize of:
  • 1 pair of Kai 9" #7230 professional scissors
  • 2 newly released Spring 2016 Vogue Patterns designed by Sandra Betzina (Today's Fit),
  • 1 Madeira Glamour Smart Box of Premium Thread
  • 1 Madeira Premium Quilting Cotton box
  • Mystery bag of sewing notions
Grand Prize Valued at $300

To Enter:
  • Email 3 photos of coat/jacket: (1) front, (2) back, (3) detail
  • Include fabric content and most challenging aspect
  • Full name, address and daytime phone number must be provided
Email entries to contest@powersewing.com with subject line: Coat/Jacket "pattern number choice" 

Today's Fit V1478

MISSES' COAT: Semi-fitted, lined coat (does not meet at center front) has front extending into back collar, fold-back front facing, and two-piece sleeves. A: Welt pockets. B: Pleated pockets with mock-band and purchased trim.

Coating Fabric, Two-Sided Medium-Weight Fabrics, Linen, Boiled Wool, Ethnic Wool Blankets. Contrast A: High Pile Fake Fur.

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Today's Fit V1356

MISSES' DUSTER: Very loose-fitting, unlined duster has optional shoulder pads, bias, two-piece sleeves with stitched hem, turn-back cuff, side slits, bias placket and snap closing. B: upper/lower pockets. Very loose-fitting, tapered pants have elasticized waist, stitched hems and back slits. A, B, C: topstitching.
FABRICS: A,B: Linen. C: Drapey Silk, Rayons.

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Today's Fit V1319

MISSES' COAT: Very loose-fitting, lined coat has collar, yoke and sleeves cut-in-one, bands, welt pockets, and inseam buttonholes.

Lightweight Woolens, Melton, Fleece.

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Today's Fit V1418

MISSES' JACKET: Semi-fitted, lined jacket has raised neckline, optional shoulder pads, side panels, no side seams, side front pockets, two-piece effect sleeves with notched lower edge, and front bound buttonholes. Note: facings and pocket lining form piping effect. A: yokes and insets.

FABRICS: Lt. Wt. Wools, Linen. Contrast: Crepe de Chine, Charmeuse, Broadcloth.

Today's Fit V1364

MISSES'JACKET: Very loose-fitting, unlined jacket has front extending into collar, front tucks, optional side pockets, side back seams, sleeves with fold-back cuff, and shaped front hemline. Wrong side shows on collar and front opening. A: self fringe and puchased trim. B: back tucks and narrow hem.
FABRICS: Double Sided Fabrics, Boiled Wool, Wool Crepe, Linen.

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Pattern Construction WebTV Lessons

Episode140_Unlined Jacket Construction V1364

Episode 163: Retro 1940's Jacket (Vogue 1418)

Jackets of the 1940's created a flattering silhouette for women of all sizes, creating a waist even if there is none. Inspired by not only this silhouette, but styling details of the period, Sandra Betzina designed Vogue 1418. View A has yoke and pocket detailing, View B has a streamlined style without the detailing, perfect to pretest the pattern for fit or for those whose time is limited. Watch for step-by-step construction with Sandra and Ron.

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Episode 140: Unlined Jacket Construction of Vogue 1364 (Part 1)

Every time you start a project, look closely at the pattern and identify any problem fitting areas. Watch this step-by-step class on the construction of this fabulous unlined jacket using Today's Fit pattern Vogue 1364. This pattern has a relaxed fit, so a good fit in the shoulders is very important!

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Episode 141: Unlined Jacket Construction of Vogue 1364 (Part 2)

The continuation of Episode 140 (Part 1) the step-by-step construction of Today's Fit patternVogue 1364. Here are some tips on sleeve lining and finishing. Also how to make sure your fringe detailing the correct length.

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Official Rules

1) ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia and Canada who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry. This Contest is void outside the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada where prohibited.
2) CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins on or about 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time ("PT") on January 5, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on February 21, 2016 ("Contest Period"). All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on February 25, 2016.
3) HOW TO ENTER & PHOTO GUIDELINES: Choose one of the three possible Vogue Patterns (Today's Fit) V1478, V1418, V1364, V1356, V1319. Make the coat/jacket of your creative choice. Entries must be 3 photos total: 1 front, 1 back, 1 detail close-up. Entries must include fabric content, pattern choice and most challenging aspect. Email the images and required sewing process information entries, along with your full name, address and daytime phone number tocontest@powersewing.com ("Submission") with subject line: Coat/Jacket "pattern number choice". Entrants may only submit one Entry. By entering this Contest, you agree to join the Power Sewing marketing database to receive emails about special promotions, exclusive offers, and updates about new materials and shows.
Your images may not show trademarked images and other brand logos. Further, your images must not be obscene or otherwise inappropriate, hateful, slanderous, libelous, tortious, violent, discriminatory, unlawful, offensive, harassing, and it must not violate or infringe upon another's rights (including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights). All submitted images will be moderated by a Power Sewing administrator. Images that are deemed vulgar, unlawful, harmful, generally inappropriate, or in violation of the terms of these Official Rules will not be approved by the administrator and your submission will not be entered in the Contest. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submitted images do not infringe or violate the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party or any laws. Your images must not contain brand names, copyrighted material or trademarks (other than those owned by you, Power Sewing or Vogue Patterns/The McCall Pattern Company). Submissions are limited to one (1) per entrant. The winner will be chosen by Sandra Betzina of Power Sewing. Late entries will not be accepted. Entries may not be submitted through agencies or third parties. By taking part in the Contest, each entrant (or your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor in your jurisdiction of primary residence) unconditionally agrees and accepts to be bound by these Official Rules and the decision of Power Sewing, which will be final and binding in all respects.   
4) WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. One winner will be selected on or about 2/25/16 by Sandra Betzina of Power Sewing. The coat/jacket entries will be judged on (1) overall impression, (2) creativity, (3) use of fabric and detailing, (4) execution. Any potential winner will be notified by mail, email and/or telephone. If a potential winner: (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within five (5) days from the date the Sponsor first tries to notify him/her; (iii) refuses the prize; and/or (iv) the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Contest or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Contest, such individual will be declared the "winner" of the Contest.   
5) PRIZE DESCRIPTION. One winner will receive 1) 1 pair of Kai #7230 9" Professional scissors 2) Both of Sandra Betzina's 2 newly released (Spring 2016) Today's Fit by Vogue Patterns, V1483 & V1494 3) 1 Madeira Glamour Smart Box of Premium Thread, 4) 1 Madeira Premium Quilting Cotton box  and 5) a mystery bag of sewing notions. The approximate total retail value of this prize is $300.
6) TAXES. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner's sole responsibility.
7) OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE. All entry materials become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The copyright in any Submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this Contest constitutes entrant's irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation, with or without attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission, and the entrant's name and/or likeness, for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration or the copyright in the Submission. Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission.
8) TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By participating, an entrant agrees to abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sandra Betzina and Power Sewing, which shall be final in all respects.
9) SPONSOR: Power Sewing, 5 Upper Terrace., San Francisco, CA 94117.
10) WHO WON? For the name of the winner, please email contest@powersewing.com, Subject: Winter 2016 Coat/Jacket Inspiration Contest.

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  1. Wow, I got the same email and am seriously thinking about doing this. I'm the Special Events Coordinator with ASG MD and Sandra Betzina will be conducting a 3-day workshop in Catonsville in April!

    1. Well, I say, GO FOR IT!!!!!!! The way I see it, whether you win the contest or not, you'll win as you'll have a great new garment to enjoy :)

  2. Wow, really detailed and comprehensive for sleeves - especially for a copmplete newbie like me.

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