Competition rules.

  • Competition will start on Saturday 1st April 2017 and close on Sunday May 14th 11.59 pm (Aus EST). Public voting will start on the close date and will run for 1 week.
  • You may submit an entry into one or both the “Bright” and “Black and White”.
  • The competition is open to anyone internationally.
  • Both professional and amateur seamstresses and tailors  may enter. Please specify your experience level so this can be taken into account during judging.
  • There is no size restrictions on the outfit.
  • The outfit must be made for an adult not a child. Any male, drag queen, transgender or binary person wanting to enter … go for it!
  • Commercial patterns may be used but you must specify the brand and pattern number.
  • Specify which design the outfit was made for, “Bright” or “Black and White” .
  • A garment may only be entered into either “Bright” or Black and White”, not both.
  • The outfit may be a dress, separates, pants or skirt but must have a top and bottom made for the competition.
  • Entry is free with no obligation to purchase anything from “Tools by Hollie”.
  • All prices are in Australian dollars if not specified.

Judging criteria.

The “Bright” and “Black and White” will both be judged by the same criteria.

  • How well the design suits the chosen “Bright” or “Black and White” accessories.
  • Fit of the outfit on the model.
  • Unique design elements
  • Attention to detail such as zip insertion.
  • Construction of the outfit (finishing of seams and hems etc.).
  • Level of experience will be taken into consideration so beginners will not be handicapped.
  • Photography of the outfit when finished.
  • Judges will be Hollie Bell from “Tools by Hollie” and Vicky Kidd Galghann from “Rockstars and Royalty”. All decisions are final.
  • Popular vote winner will be the entrant with the highest number of votes.
  • Entrants may invite anyone to vote on their outfit. Only one vote per I.P. address will be counted.
  • A random winner will be selected from everyone who signed up to during the contest period. An entry into the sewing competition is not required.

Photo requirements

Please submit photos of:

  • The front (full length)
  • The side (full length)
  • The back (full length)
  • 3 of the inside construction, different elements.
  • Up to 10 photos.
  • Well lit photos that capture the details of the garment.
  • Portrait aspect and no bigger than 800 pixels.