Fall is here, and style is on our minds. In celebration of the fashion season, we want to see what kind of amazing embroidered creations YOU can dream up for the new Fall Fashion Contest!
So, how can you enter and what are the rules?
Just take a photo of your awesome fashion item that features at least one Urban Threads embroidery design (hand or machine). Fashion items must be for people (sorry, no pets). Fashion items do NOT have to be fall-themed! They can be items for any season.
Then email email@example.com and either A) attach your photo, or B) send us a link to your photo in our flickr group or on instagram and tag it #utfashioncontest. You MUST send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for your entry to be counted! Your entry must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m., Central time. That’s before the stroke of midnight! Participants can enter any custom-made or upcycled fashion project not previously entered in an Urban Threads contest.
So, what do we mean by custom and upcycled?
A custom piece is anything you make from scratch, either on your own or from a pattern. You might make a jacket, a dress, a bag… anything fashion-related that you made yourself.
An upcycled piece is any project that takes an existing object (like a sweater, or jeans) and through modification creates a new version of it. This does NOT include simply adding embroidery. In order for a piece to qualify as upcycled, it must be modified or transformed in some way from its original condition. This can include simple things like updating the fit of apparel (fitting a sweater or modifying a collar), or bigger things like transforming one object (like a sweater) into something totally new (like a skirt).
Some examples of upcycled fashion includes…
Lace covered shoes – shirt into drape cardigan – sweater into boots
some examples of custom fashion includes…
gothic loli dress – embroidered leather cuffs – custom kilt
So, got some crazy fashion ideas floating around in your head? Good! Get stitching. After your projects are submitted, we’ll choose our 10 favorites as finalists, and post those 10 to be voted on BY YOU after the contest closes. Urban Threads stitchers will vote to see which lucky costumer wins…
A $50 Urban Threads gift certificate!
One final note: If you’re unsure whether your entry might count as fashion, or might be more of a costume, keep in mind… we’re still going to have our annual Urban Threads Costume Contest coming in October. Projects entered in the fall fashion contest cannot then be entered into the costume contest. So if you think your entry would do better in a costume contest, you may want to save it!