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Author Topic: June Bride challenge for (duh) June! *ENDS TOMORROW*  (Read 2559 times)

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June Bride challenge for (duh) June! *ENDS TOMORROW*
« on: June 01, 2017, 08:05:49 PM »

June Bride Challenge

I got the idea May wasn't a great month to try and cram something else in, and this is a challenge I've wanted to do for a while, so back-to-back monthly challenges!

Goal: Make a fancy wedding dress using at least mostly shop patterns (ensures no bought entries).  Does not have to be western, you can go with a wedding kimono, shalwar, etc. 
Entries judged by me and graded on overall aesthetic (so like, how well everything goes together), details and accessories (this IS a wedding dress we're talking about!) and how well sewn it is (like, does it fit the doll? Are all the hems and seams neat looking? etc)

Prize: Fabric!  About a pound of fabric from my personal stash.  I'll chat with the winner over her/his preferences, so if they are sewing for larger dolls there will be larger pieces but less variety.  I think this is either going to be very enticing or very meh as far as prizes go, but I'm trying to mix it up!  I always get people asking me where I got X fabric from, and the answer is usually 'long ago and far away'  You won't get solids, you'll get a collection of some of my nicest doll-scale prints. 

Ends at end of month.  All other detaily stuff here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/524295663/june-challenge-june-bride
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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 02:50:03 AM »
Ooh... I might get in on this one, I'm fabric shopping tomorrow and I just printed out one of your patterns that I'd had a while and not yet done anything with... If I see some nice whites to work with to match the tulle I've already got, a wedding dress would be fun to tackle!

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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June!
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 08:48:36 AM »
Does the bridal outfit need to be white? Are colors allowed?

Thanks!
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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June!
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 10:11:38 AM »
Does the bridal outfit need to be white? Are colors allowed?

Thanks!
The rules state it doesn't need to be Western. My interpretation is that is also doesn't have to be white. In a lot of Eastern countries, red is the traditional wedding color. And even in the US, not all wedding dresses are white. My friend Sarah got married in a pink dress.

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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June!
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 10:27:42 AM »
Does the bridal outfit need to be white? Are colors allowed?

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The rules state it doesn't need to be Western. My interpretation is that is also doesn't have to be white. In a lot of Eastern countries, red is the traditional wedding color. And even in the US, not all wedding dresses are white. My friend Sarah got married in a pink dress.

I'm thinking the same, just want to be sure before I go putting any work into something that might not fit the judging criteria! I've watched Project Runway for too many seasons, lol.
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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June!
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 12:41:32 PM »
I'll give it a go! ^_^ Gowns are so much more fun to sew when they're on dolly scale. X3

When you say accessories, does that count handmade jewelry, tiaras, bouquets, etc.? Or just sewn pieces?

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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June! *HALF WAY WARNING*
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 09:56:16 AM »
Nemesis-  You'll get more points for sewing if you do sewn pieces, but you'll still get points if you use like, pre-made jewelry/bouquets/whatever props in the 'overall look' category. 

It is June 15th!  EXACTLY half way point for the month!  Get on it *cracks whip*
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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June! *HALF WAY WARNING*
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 02:53:30 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June! *HALF WAY WARNING*
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2017, 06:16:17 PM »
Just finished up my gown and sent in my entry! Good luck to everyone! I'm excited to see all of your creations! ^_^

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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June! *HALF WAY WARNING*
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2017, 07:06:28 PM »
Oh gosh, and I just made a wedding gown commission not that long ago.  I hope we get to see what everyone makes. :)
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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June! *ENDS TOMORROW*
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2017, 07:32:41 AM »
Not a lot of entries so far, but the ones I have got have been pretty good  :biggrin:

Anyway, time for all you procrastinators to get on it.  Tomorrow is the last day I'm accepting entries!
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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June! *ENDS TOMORROW*
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 01:20:53 PM »
Any news? I'd love to see entries... Sorry if I'm being nosy!

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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June! *ENDS TOMORROW*
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 10:28:12 PM »
Any news? I'd love to see entries... Sorry if I'm being nosy!

I think they were post on facebook
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Re: June Bride challenge for (duh) June! *ENDS TOMORROW*
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2017, 05:01:08 AM »
Really? I could only find the May challenge ones... Off to check the facebook!
ETA: Oh, I see! I didn't check it last few days... Those are some fine creations!
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