Sunday, August 28, 2011

IPCA Passport Event


A fashion sewing competition produced by IPCA, themed “Midnight Magic” launches September 6, 2011. Contestants will create a garment from any of the eight IPCA pattern company’s collections and submit photos with an application form by January 26, 2012.

March 1-4, 2012 semi-finalists entries will travel to the fabulous Sewing Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA where attendees of the expo will be invited to vote for their favorite. Each of the IPCA members will display up to 3 semi-finalists with one winning the “People’s Choice” award of a $100 gift certificate from that pattern company. On Sunday, March 4th a very special fashion show with door prizes will be presented at the expo and the People’s Choice award announced.

March 6-16 semi-finalists will be presented in a slide show on the very popular modern sewing site,, where thousands of international visitors will be able to vote for their favorite garments electronically.

March 19 - 21 all semi-finalists will be presented in Las Vegas at the exclusive trade show, International Textile Expo. Entries will be featured in the annual IPCA fashion show produced for the textile trade professionals. During the expo, a fashion exhibit will showcase the garments for attendees to get an up-close view. Grand Prize winners will be announced and prizes awarded during this event.

For complete rules and application go to:

The Independent Pattern Company Alliance is made up of Independent Fashion Pattern companies who have joined forces to increase awareness of quality independent pattern companies. These fine companies are: Dana Marie Designs, Fashion Patterns by Coni, Great Copy Patterns, Islander Sewing Systems, Kayla Kennington Pattern Collection, LJ Designs, Petite Plus Patterns, and Saf-T-Pocket Patterns.

Sponsors of this contest include. Baby Lock providing the grand prize of a Baby Lock Symphony sewing machine, Sewing and Stitchery Expo, American Sewing Expo, Fine Fabric Stores, Distinctive Sewing Supplies, Waetcher’s Fine Fabrics, Kai Scissors, Supreme Novelty Fabrics, Bosal, Schmetz,, Professional Sewing Supplies, Superior Thread, Rowenta, Dress Rite Forms, Fabulous Fit, Pendleton Wool and Gold Star Tool.

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