Wait, what are we talking about? If you weren’t reading last year — or the two years before that — it’s time for SKIRT WEEK! This year that means that just after Memorial Day we’ll start a two-week-long parade of beautiful and inspiring tutorials and guest posts. During THE Skirt Week, will include voting for each of the categories. There will be two winners for each category– one chosen by voters and one chosen by a panel of fabulous crafty-blog judges. Eight winners!
So, what are we asking our judges to look for when they choose top skirts? Just like last year…
Wearability, craftsmanship, overall appeal and fit. If those sound subjective… it’s because they are. This isn’t scientific. It’s fashion. There’s nothing perfect about it. Above all else, make a skirt YOU love! And if you’re ready to share it and throw your hat in the ring, we’d love for you to join us. Is it possible that a super fantastic skirt isn’t recognized in the process? Yes, it is. No contest is perfect. Life isn’t perfect. But let’s have fun anyway, mmmkay?
So, here’s the nitty gritty. Also known as THE RULES.
- Enter NOW! Get your skirt in there by 11:59 PM Eastern on June 7, 2013.
- A skirt you made for yourself or a child. As many as 3 per category
- One beautiful photo submitted per skirt entry. We reserve the right to remove additional photos from the pool
- Skirts made since July 1, 2012
- In the Flickr Pools. Choose the category you feel is most appropriate. Some skirts are kinda full and kinda a-line. Pick the best fit. Likewise with an older child. You might decide it’d fit better in the adult categories. Up to you.
- Unless it’s a children’s skirt, photo should be of the skirt on your body. (Borrow a neighbor! Use the timer!)
- If it IS a children’s skirt, we’d love to see it on the kid. But we’ll still accept it if it’s not. Kids don’t like to be still and 3 month olds don’t stand up, we get it
- Photo should show the skirt well and be cropped square
- Photo description should include your name and a description of the skirt, pattern and fabric information as well as a link to your blog, if you like
- Photo must be a single photo (no collages) of a single skirt
- Majority of the effort in your skirt(s) must have been made by you, i.e. using thrifted or upcycled fabric is fine as long as you’re cutting it apart to start with just fabric
- You are welcome to use any pattern, tutorial, or even knock-off a favorite skirt from a store. Just give credit where it’s due
If you’d like to read all about last year’s skirt week, you’ll find it here.
If you’d like to cheer folks on, please do! Who doesn’t love a compliment? Comment in the Flickr pools, pin ’em, repin ’em, tweet their links, whatever floats your boat! We’ll be watching out for hashtag #skirtweek in all o’ them places that do hashtags.
It’s not often that we stop to ask you to share, but PLEASE SHARE! Every year we get sad comments and e-mails after Skirt Week ends from people “who wish they’d known, and when will you do it again?!” We only do this once a year! Share with your peeps, pleeeease!
Would you like to add buttons to your blog? That’d be lovely.
We’ll have more info soon on just who the amazing sponsors (some spoilers now up in the sidebar!) are and later on who all of the fantastic judges are. Ready to roll? Can’t wait to see what amazingness you create this year! START. YOUR. SEWING! (Oh! Any questions? )