It’s Pants Contest Time

Eureka! Pants that Fit PatternFit for Art Patterns has partnered with Pattern Review (PR) to sponsor the May Pants Contest.  We are hoping that all of you Eureka! Pants that Fit gals will enter.  The contest is not hard; you simply need to make a pair of woven, long pants with a closure during the month of May, photograph the front and back on a human being, photograph the closure, write a review, and submit it on the PR site before May 31.

The back of Carrie in her sporty details and TRJ Shirt variation.

The back of Carrie in her sporty details and TRJ Shirt variation.

Click here to read the PR contest fine print and to meet the contest coordinator.

Carrie in her Sporty Details and a TRKnit with Wide Neckline Variations.

Carrie in her Sporty Details and a TRKnit with Wide Neckline Variations.

It is important to know that the contest rules require entrants to be a member of Pattern Review (paying or non-paying) before May 1.  That is only a few days away!  If you are not a member of PR and want to enter the Pants Contest, click here and join by Saturday, April 30.

My white Eureka! Pants and a Tabula Rasa Tee

My white Eureka! Pants and a Tabula Rasa Tee

There are prizes which you might win, of course – $100 and $50 gift certificates for first and second place.  But even more importantly, this is a great opportunity to show the world how wonderful your Eureka! Pants look and fit.

Monica in her faced pants with Elastic inserted in the back.

Monica in her faced pants with Elastic inserted in the back.

For purposes of full disclosure, you can enter pants made from any commercial, independent, or self drafted pattern or any combination of patterns.  Selfishly, we want you to use your Eureka! Pants pattern.  Add design interest with the Trouser or Sporty Details patterns if you wish.  Be aware that the contest rules exclude elastic waist or knit pants, leggings, capris, shorts, jumpsuits, or rompers.

Eureka! Pants with Sporty Details, pretty authentic!

Eureka! Pants with Sporty Details, pretty authentic!

One more bonus for our Fit for Art community… If you enter the Pants Contest with pants made with your Eureka! Pants that Fit pattern, send us a link to your PR entry/review.  We will send you a complimentary Trouser or Sporty Details pattern as our thanks, whether you win or not.  We would so love to see Eureka! Pants photos all over the contest entries!

Feeling blue that you have not started your pants journey yet?  No time like the present; spring and summer pants are easy to sew once you find your fit!  Order your Eureka! pattern today and if you don’t get some made this year, you can plan to enter the contest next year.

 

Carrie and Rae in their Party Pants!

Carrie and Rae in their Party Pants!

It all sounds like fun to us!  What could be better than a new pair of pants?  If you need inspiration, look back at some of the previous pants posts here at Sew! Let’s Get Dressed, such as Summer Slits, Underlining Pants, The Details of Sporty DetailsPockets to be Thankful For, Faux Leather Pants, Shaped Waistbands, Faced Waists with ElasticWhite Pants, Summer Pockets, and Party Pants.  You can also visit my Pants Trends board on Pinterest for high fashion inspiration.

Make a plan, make a pair, and make a PR entry.  We will be cheering you on every stitch of the way!

Happy Sewing, RAE

4 Responses to “It’s Pants Contest Time”

  1. Virginia Thompson May 5, 2016 at 10:16 am #

    Where do you purchase the pattern for the pants?

  2. TC Ferrito May 15, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

    Can you give some suggestions on the blog on where to buy pants fabric? And suggestions for what kind of fabrics you like and why? I am willing to buy online. selection at the local big store that will remain unnamed is limited. I would love something for summer that doesn’t wrinkle. Yes, my first pair looks great. Just needs a hook and eye and a hem. Thanks Rae!

    • Rae Cumbie May 16, 2016 at 8:00 am #

      HI TC, so glad your pants are looking good. Perhaps I will write something in this months pants post about pants fabric sources. RAE

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