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Unread 05-27-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
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CC-27 Single Pattern Contest

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.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 11:11 AM   #2
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I think both of these patterns are on sale first week of june at joann fabrics
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Unread 06-01-2008, 07:55 PM   #3
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Have 2 ideas sketched out, and will buy the pattern this weekend.

Looking forward to see what everyone creates.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 10:48 PM   #4
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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...
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Unread 06-01-2008, 11:52 PM   #5
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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!
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Unread 06-05-2008, 12:31 AM   #6
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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.
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Unread 06-09-2008, 10:21 PM   #7
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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.
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Unread 06-11-2008, 07:18 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 01:18 AM   #10
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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

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?
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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?

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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

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?
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Unread 06-19-2008, 08:15 AM   #12
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I actually already have the duster pattern - I bought it to make Yomiko Readman's coat! XD

It includes the shirt pattern.

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Unread 06-19-2008, 08:29 AM   #13
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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.
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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.
Ah! Thanks for clearing that up.

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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. ^^
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