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Hey all, so this is the longest title ever, but this challenge is super great and for a great cause!

The Sewing & Stitchery Expo held February 25-28 in Puyallup, WA is the largest consumer sewing show in the country. Coats & Clark is sponsoring this year’s charity Pink & Red Fashion Show, with BurdaStyle hosting the virtual event!

The Coats & Clark Pink & Red Fashion Show is partnering with both the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society to fight the two biggest killers of women in America — heart disease and breast cancer. To honor these two amazing charities we are asking everyone to create an outfit in pink and red. So here’s where the challenge comes in. By submitting a project, you will be entered to win an invitation to model it at the show on Feb 28th, an assortment of Coats & Clark Thread and more!

The project must be predominately pink and red. Any shade of pink or red can be used and the colors do not have to be in the same proportion. For example, a garment may be red with pink trim or accents. Neutral colors such as black or white or a coordinating print can be part of the garment, but pink and red must be the main colors. You must use thread as a design element in the garment. For example—decorative stitching, embroidery, thread painting, topstitching—be creative! Garment can be from or based on a commercial pattern or an original design. Click for free BurdaStyle patterns.

You have until 11:59pm EST January 31st 2010 to either upload or email an image of the completed Pink & Red garment to BurdaStyle.

E-mail photograph(s) of your entry with your name, complete mailing address and e-mail address to BurdaStyle: submissions (at) burdastyle.com or upload it as a project to the BurdaStyle website. You must put “Pink & Red” in the subject line or title of the project, if this is not somewhere in the title, we cannot guarantee it will make it into the slideshow.

Prizes:
The top ten participants with the highest number of votes will receive:
1. 18-spool Assortment of Dual Duty XP All-purpose thread from Coats & Clark
2. Ticket to the Expo, Sunday Feb 28 (travel to Expo not included)
3. An invitation to model (or have their garment modeled) in the live Pink & Red Fashion Show, February 28 at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA. (travel to Expo not included-see rules & regulations
4. BurdaStyle Bow-Tie Kit and Organic T-shirt

Grand Prize:
1. 50-spool Assortment of Dual Duty XP All-purpose thread from Coats & Clark
2. Amy Butler gift package including fabric from new “Love” collection
3. Ticket to the Expo, Sunday Feb 28 (travel to Expo not included)
4. An invitation to model (or have their garment modeled) in the live Pink & Red Fashion Show, February 28 at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA. (travel to Expo not included-see rules and regulations)
5. BurdaStyle Bow-Tie Kit and Organic T-shirt

Legal speak: Pink & Red Fashion Show Challenge! NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. (A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.) E-mail photograph(s) of your entry with your name, complete mailing address and e-mail address to BurdaStyle: submissions@burdastyle.com or upload it as a project to the BurdaStyle website (www.burdastyle.com). Please put “Pink & Red” in the subject line or title of the project, if this is not somewhere in the title, we cannot guarantee it will make it into the slideshow. All entries must be received between the dates of January 11 – January 31, 2010. Winner Selection: Winners will be selected among all eligible entries via consumer and member voting on burdastyle.com. You must be a member of BurdaStyle.com to vote, membership to BurdaStyle is free at http://www.burdastyle.com/join Coats & Clark and its sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entry that is believed to contain obscene, offensive or inappropriate content or that doesn’t comply with these official rules. Prizes and Approximate Retail Values: $ 1100 Winners will be notified via phone or e-mail on or before February 17, 2010. A list of winners will be announced on the BurdaStyle blog. If there’s a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the e-mail address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Challenge is open world-wide. Winners will not be provided travel or any expenses. If a winner would like to participate in person, it is up to the participant to provide his/her own transportation to the show. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Coats & Clark, BurdaStyle and the Sewing & Stitchery Expo, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible. Each prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer’s limited warranty. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted, except the sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of Coats & Clark, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this promotion. Prizes will be sent to the winners from the sponsor; Coats & Clark, BurdaStyle or the Sewing & Stitchery Expo shall not be held responsible for winners’ receipt of prizes. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of the prize(s) constitutes permission for Coats & Clark, BurdaStyle and Sewing & Stitchery Expo to use the winner names and/or likeness, biographical material and/or entry (including an altered form of the entry) for advertising and promotional purposes without compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winner(s) agree(s) to hold Coats & Clark, BurdaStyle and Sewing & Stitchery Expo, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the promotion or acceptance or use of the prize. Coats & Clark, BurdaStyle and Sewing & Stitchery Expo are not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the promotion or in the announcement of the prize.

79 Comments

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    Jan 12, 2010, 10.03 PMby suezanna

    I understand the contest rules as stating that the garment must be both red and pink. Is this correct? I keep reading posts that mention having made a pink or a red dress, so I am confused. Doesn’t it need to be both colors together? But anyway, what a great inspiration to do something to bring awareness to these great causes!

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      Jan 13, 2010, 10.31 AMby janul

      I understand that it needs to have both colors, you´re right.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 09.34 PMby badkitty-1

    Wow, what a great comp but so little time. Pity red & pink are two of my favourite colours. Might inspire me though….hmm Good luck to everyone making stuff. I am so looking forward to seeing everyone’s designs xx

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    Jan 12, 2010, 09.08 PMby nuiwida23

    This sounds wonderful! I really wish I had the time to enter the competition :( Oh well, I’ll just as much enjoy viewing and voting for others’ creations!

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    Jan 12, 2010, 08.59 PMby inaida

    This is great!!! I’m afraid I have not time enough :( what a pity! come on girls! we want to see your great creations!

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    Jan 12, 2010, 08.10 PMby skwarynia

    I have a very important question, it wasn’t mentioned here, can we use ready-made garments and alter them? I think about alterations, upcycles, and so on. Or we are supposed to sew the garment from the very beginning to the very ending?

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      Jan 14, 2010, 03.47 AMby couturecutie

      Why would you be able to?? It is supposed to be your own creation. I don’t know for sure though…

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      Jan 14, 2010, 03.48 PMby skwarynia

      I’m just asking and waiting for an answer.

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      Jan 15, 2010, 04.59 PMby alden

      Hey Skwaryina,
      I would say for this one you should make it all yourself, excited to see what you come up with!

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      Jan 15, 2010, 05.54 PMby skwarynia

      Thank you very much:) I’m not American nor English and I simply had a few problems with understating it, but anyway, now all is clear:)

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      Jan 17, 2010, 12.11 AMby btgkowalski

      They say, “Garment can be from or based on a commercial pattern or an original design. Click for free BurdaStyle patterns.” So I believe that if you took something you already had and made it into something else or altered it to be different, it would be an original design but I don’t know for sure. I am glad u asked because I was wondering the same thing.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 07.47 PMby vanella

    Perfect! I have a pink dress I’ve been putting off forever.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 07.36 PMby nettie

    I just dismantled a red dress to fashion, so this is at exactly the right time for me!

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    Jan 12, 2010, 07.33 PMby lenarrrd

    Oh man I just thought of something that could either be EPIC or just pure FAIL. I might risk it :P

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    Jan 12, 2010, 06.07 PMby sewella

    I’ve just completed my red dress today and Surprise!! I find a competition for the related colour! I’m not sure though if it is worth to be entered into the competition. I’ll upload it tomorrow.

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      Jan 13, 2010, 10.48 PMby loyl8

      I’m sure it is..I know mine probably won’t be. really short notice but who knows. I’m sure yours turned out beautiful!

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      Jan 13, 2010, 11.00 PMby sewella

      Sometimes wonders happen especially when the notice was short! I am sure you’ll stun us all with your next creation!

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    Jan 12, 2010, 05.51 PMby dewreb

    I’m going to try to enter! (I’m writing this here, because I feel that doing so will serve as a motivator in getting me to actually create and submit something).

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    Jan 12, 2010, 04.35 PMby teamydear

    Aaaah exams, no time :( I’m looking forward to see all your entries!

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    Jan 12, 2010, 02.48 PMby handsomerobot

    Hey guys, This is your chance to get inspired and make something you might already have that’s red and pink and make it new + freshen it up! It’ll be exciting to see what everyone comes up with.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 01.24 PMby brandymccoy

    I entering too, if I can get it done in time…LOL

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    Jan 12, 2010, 01.24 PMby Laurie Rittinger

    Haha my eyes started to cross when I tried to read the small print. So thanks for the clarification.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 12.35 PMby janul

    Yes, not much time left… but I´m considering entering, just for fun (I never win anything :). I´ve been wanting to make something pink and red for a long time.

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      Jan 12, 2010, 08.41 PMby Close My Account Please

      lol me either but I will also enter for fun, it’s a good cause x

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    Jan 12, 2010, 11.12 AMby freakusbzzz

    Short notice!

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    Jan 12, 2010, 08.14 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    from the small print “Challenge is open world-wide”

    Yay :) Not sure if I’ll have time but we’ll see, what great prizes! Thanks BurdaStyle, even if I don’t get a chance to enter I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations

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    Jan 12, 2010, 01.39 AMby Laurie Rittinger

    Just double checking, this is open to Canadian citizens too right?

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      Jan 13, 2010, 02.57 PMby alden

      yup!

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