Rules

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 ToolsbyHollie.com 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.