Requirements: you need to base your garments on fashion plate images, paintings or garments in museum collections - choosing either men's, women's or children's wardrobes. You are to send your garment inspiration images to us, together with your photo and a short paragraph about yourself and your project to post on the web. At the end of each month you are to send us a photo of the item you have made that month together with a written update on your progress. If you choose to do embroidery embellishments that can be considered your challenge for that month. You are welcome to use commercial patterns or attempt drafting your own, and are also welcome to use sewing and embroidery machines.
All entrants in this challenge will receive a 10% discount off their 2013 Jane Austen Festival Season Pass. International friends of Jane Austen Festival Australia are welcome to participate.
The Challenge commences on the 1 May 2012 and ceases on the 1 March 2013 with two categories:
- Full Time: one item a month
- Part Time: one item every two months.
Please send an email to email@example.com with
- your name
- your town and state
- a short paragraph about yourself
- a short description of your proposed outfit
- a head/shoulder photo of yourself for publication
Commercial Pattern Ideas:1796-1806 Lewis & Clark Era Front Closing Gown Pattern
Queen Luise's Regency Dress PatternMan's High Waisted 1790-1810 Trousers Pattern (Sizes 28-42 Waist) - Also Available in a Large Size
Man's Shirt 1790-1830. English Style Pattern