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Gravely
05-27-2008, 10:37 PM
Hey,
So this one may be a very new concept to some of you.
Years ago, Kevin Roche had a Great Idea that it would be fun to see what the whole group of us could come up with if we all started out with the same pattern.

It has grown into one of the most fun events at a CC.

We want to give it it's special place to shine, so we are going to run it during our friday night social party.

So here's the deal.

I believe there are pics on the website

http://www.costume-con.com
click on cc-27

but you take take either of these patterns
McCalls 4997

www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4997.htm

or

Butterick 3830

www.butterick.com/item/B3830.htm

and make them up any darn way you feel like.

This is a very low key competition. at some point during the evening
( scheduled) anyone wearing one of these will go up on stage for a simple fashion show type turn.

The idea here is

to have fun.

To see what crazy things you can come up with as interpretations of the original idea.

To give folks who are less experienced in doing original work, a starting off point to get rolling

and if you're stuck on what to wear to the party, well, there ya go.

Gravely
05-31-2008, 11:11 AM
I think both of these patterns are on sale first week of june at joann fabrics

makotohanabi
06-01-2008, 07:55 PM
Have 2 ideas sketched out, and will buy the pattern this weekend.

Looking forward to see what everyone creates.

Sarcasm-hime
06-01-2008, 10:48 PM
I'm tempted, but I'm also always tempted by the Fashion Folio, AND I'm thinking of doing both the F&SF and the Historical. *LOL*

Plus we have Worldcon in Montreal next year to make something spiffy for. So many costumes, so little time...

SleepingDragon
06-01-2008, 11:52 PM
Eeep! I love that Mccalls pattern and now I have an excuse to make something from it! Who cares about awards when you only require an some sort of excuse to spend the money on yet another costume! (I know I am not the only one out there... hehe) I love the ideal that it's not for a blocked out persay compition but rather during the social event! Less pressure and tons more fun for a "half time show" type event!

Great ideal and I'll be working on it!

RaDragon76
06-05-2008, 12:31 AM
I might try this as well. I actually bought the McCall's pattern sometime back as a basis for a costume that I still haven't made. I even have material chosen and all. Maybe I'll do it if I have time between entering both SSF and historical masquerades and the FFF next CC. I'll have to see if there's time.

SleepingDragon
06-09-2008, 10:21 PM
Okay now I have a question... single pattern means using only the mccalls 4997 right? Because the real life pictured garment uses two patterns. Where is 4997 only has the over garment. Now I am assuming you mean only the 4997 not the additional one as it plays a super huge role in my design process. Also would be double design patterns not single, but I just wanted to make sure. I didn't find anything at the cc27 website about said issue.

Gravely
06-11-2008, 07:18 PM
if you go back to the website, I think you can click to being able to write to the single pattern director, Ann Hamilton.

But in the usual reality, this 'competition' is supposed to be fun, and the pattern can be a starting off point, and you can really do as you please.

This is not some strict and uber authoritarian masquerade where you will be killed for any deviation. in fact deviation is the main point.

Kevin Roche who dreamed up the original concept is on here often, hopefully he might see this and chime in.

This is the event to have fun, and not worry about rules so much.

Crazy Flower
06-11-2008, 07:41 PM
I think I already have that pattern in my box-o-patterns. I'll have to think on how to apply my creative juices to it.

BoinkCoBoy
06-15-2008, 01:18 AM
Kevin Roche who dreamed up the original concept is on here often, hopefully he might see this and chime in.


The idea is that the pattern is a jumping off point. Usually the only real "rule" is that one ought to be able to find the line of the original pattern in there somewhere :angel2:

The Single Pattern Contest was conceived in part as a way to encourage people who love to create but are afraid of drafting patterns; since the commercial pattern takes care of the starting point (and can be counted on to go together and come out garment-shaped) one could just plain go crazy on embellishment and variation.

Does that make sense?

Kaijugal
06-18-2008, 09:46 PM
I belive the inital question was wether or not we were expected to make both the coat, AND the seperate, "underneath" cowboy clothes.

I was curious about that as well. Has anyone managed to obtain this pattern yet, and if so, is it just for the coat itself? :confused:

~Kai
The idea is that the pattern is a jumping off point. Usually the only real "rule" is that one ought to be able to find the line of the original pattern in there somewhere :angel2:

The Single Pattern Contest was conceived in part as a way to encourage people who love to create but are afraid of drafting patterns; since the commercial pattern takes care of the starting point (and can be counted on to go together and come out garment-shaped) one could just plain go crazy on embellishment and variation.

Does that make sense?

The Hag
06-19-2008, 08:15 AM
I actually already have the duster pattern - I bought it to make Yomiko Readman's coat! XD

It includes the shirt pattern.

BoinkCoBoy
06-19-2008, 08:29 AM
I belive the inital question was wether or not we were expected to make both the coat, AND the seperate, "underneath" cowboy clothes.
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Ah -- then the answer is "no". We usually look for patterns with large surface areas that lend themselves to embellishment. People often will use only one component of a multi-garment ensemble. For instance, at CC26, someone only did the top (shirt) from the clown pattern.

Kaijugal
06-19-2008, 09:49 PM
Ah -- then the answer is "no". We usually look for patterns with large surface areas that lend themselves to embellishment. People often will use only one component of a multi-garment ensemble. For instance, at CC26, someone only did the top (shirt) from the clown pattern.
Ah! Thanks for clearing that up. :)

Cheers!

NyuNyu
07-03-2008, 11:16 AM
Ooh I am interested in doing this as well. Not sure if I can afford to make it to CostumeCon, but it looks like a fun challenge and an excuse to finally make an original design costume. ^^

Kaijugal
07-18-2008, 03:56 AM
I heavily encourage people to try this competition out if it interests them. I participated in it this past year at CC26 and had a great time. ^_^ I found it to be much more relaxing than a regular masquerade, very chummy and upbeat backstage*, and fun to see what everyone else did with the pattern. :)
The directors were fab, and the competition itself is a blast.

HEAVILY ENCOURAGE !!! ~~~>:reverse: (hypnoitc stare) XD
*(upbeat even tho it was an early morning after several nights of partying!) XD

Sarcasm-hime
07-18-2008, 12:01 PM
Of course it didn't hurt that you won Best In Show after angsting all weekend about how your costume sucked and everybody was going to laugh at you. XD *pokepoke**

Gravely
09-15-2008, 09:32 AM
Hey gang,

with Halloween coming, costumery patterns will start to be on sale, so start looking now to save on these and get an early start.

We always get bogged down with the competition costumes last minute, so we often try to do these fun no pressure costumes early, check them off the list, and relax.

trixyloupwolf
12-20-2008, 11:34 AM
i have a huge question here ^^;
soprry to bother maybe ^^
but i have that patenr now in my hand
and its look like that patern don't have the inner dress 0-_o
its just for the coat thingy
or i just saw wronglyy then tell me ^^

sorry if i have bad explanation =_=
hope you can understand and
tell me what to do
well more what the patern for that under dress ???


thanks for any help
friendly
trixy

Crazy Flower
12-20-2008, 03:29 PM
If you're referring to McCalls 4997, it is just the outer dress/coat. There isn't any inner sleeve or under dress. For mine, I've decided to just make a small skirt to go underneath. I'm sure you can use any other skirt pattern you want for it.

trixyloupwolf
12-21-2008, 12:37 AM
0_o that still weird an half patern for a single patern contest hehehe!

ok i do my best aniway ^^ thanks

AuroraCeleste
12-21-2008, 12:12 PM
It's a single-pattern contest in that everyone must use this one, single pattern, not that everyone must ONLY use one pattern. You can combine any other pattern with the single pattern as long as your single pattern is recognizable in the result (i.e. - not underwear that no one can see).

trixyloupwolf
12-21-2008, 01:30 PM
o ok that still weird ^^;; hehe
but i will do my best as always ^^

try to look in my clown costume for the under dress arm part hope it can do the job ^^;;

thanks^^

trixyloupwolf
12-22-2008, 10:43 PM
mm actually i found a better base for it ^^;;
a pirate top
so it will have same fluffy arm thingy
yeah!
just bout it ^^;;
will be my first time for pirate top ^^;;
as well firt time medeeval thingy
so looong arm hanging lol^^;;
oups wacht out for the soupe or you will be wet ^^;; loool!!

i will stik to solid food then

nah!
kidding ^^

trixyloupwolf
01-07-2009, 08:25 PM
nya ! not a lot post a lot ^^;; it again me that post lol ^^;;

aniway iam a bit bored to wait and can't wait to be there

i have made my costume halfway ^^

what about all of you who are doing that contest too ^^
did ya start ?

trixyloupwolf
01-27-2009, 08:44 PM
yeah almost done the pattern need to finish the bottom of the skirt and iam donne yeah!

now the under dress ^^;;

yeah! its was fun building but geez hard to enderstant haha^^;; iam a lazy pattern reader ^^;;

how is your is it start yet ^^ nya!

Ironhill
02-25-2009, 08:09 PM
OK, now that I understand the one pattern contest, I'm in. I just ordered the Butterick pattern and I have a concept. It won't be very cowboyish, at least not in the normal sense.

Question is, do I have to use the whole pattern or could I just make the shirt without the duster? (Might not have the time.)

Gravely
02-28-2009, 01:39 AM
If you are doing it for the fun of it, then do whatever you like, or can get to.
If you want it to be judged, I would think that the judges might like to see the coat. but that doesn't mean you might get an award for just the shirt. up to them.

but in my opinion, nothing at Costume-Con should be built unless it's for fun, so do as you like, and hope for the best. I promise to clap and say YAY either way