Stitch To Stage

Photo by Gem Hall

To design and sew up the wildest, most eccentric stage outfit you could possibly imagine!

You can sew, knit, crotchet, upcycle, embroider, weave, even stick it together!!

More info:

For inspiration:

DEADLINE : 30th April


#stitchtostage

DOWNLOADABLE CROQUIS SKETCH PAD (By Sarah Hughes)

The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:

  • Design and make a full stage costume for Gabby Young, to her measurements as stated here.

  • Either send in your make to an address provided at request or email gabberdashery@gmail.com with a clear photograph or selection of images of the finished item.

  • The photograph can be on yourself, a model, mannequin, hanger or laid out. As long as we can clearly see the outfit we are not fussy.

  • All entrants must include contact details – email and postal address with their entries.

  • MAIN RULE:

  • It must be handmade

  • And wearable on stage – I need to be able to move in it as I run around a lot on stage! I do play guitar as well so you may want to consider that!

  • Oh and nothing offensive or too revealing please! 😉

Here are some ideas:

  • You can group together and team up! Maybe work with a someone who designs and you do the making or a group of you do it together – there are no rules on this.
  • You can make numerous pieces – feel free to enter more than once – each item will count seperately.
  • You can use sewing patterns or design or it yourself or both!
  • There are no rules about what you make at all – feel free to make separates, accessories etc etc

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • When running around a stage it’s nice to feel supported – so strapless doesn’t normally work unless it’s really structured.
  • It would be great to be able to step in to the costume as pulling it over the head after my hair and makeup is done can be tricky!

 

ALSO feel free to be as public or secretive as you want – it’s up to you! I will be deciding the winners based on how the finished item looks so I will be sharing / reposting any teaser posts and not show any bias towards anyone!

DEADLINE : 30th April


#stitchtostage

Please email gabberdashery@gmail.com if you need any further information!

 THE WINNER:

  • Will be featured in a photoshoot

  • Worn on stage

  • Their design will be featured in a music video too!

+++ IF ANY OF THE WINNERS CAN GET TO ANY OF THE SHOOTS OR SHOWS THEY ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AND EVEN GET INVOLVED WITH HOW I WILL STYLE THEM! +++

GRAND PRIZE:

AN ADJUSTOFORM DRESSMAKERS DUMMY
(SPECIFIED TO YOUR OWN SIZE!) FROM:

PLUS THESE AMAZING SEWING PRIZES: (click on logo for more info!)

The RUNNERS UP :

  • Will be featured in a photoshoot

  • Worn on stage

  • As well as sewing goodies from:

GABBY YOUNG…

Is a London based singer/songwriter with her 5 piece band (formerly known as ‘Gabby Young & Other Animals’) who tours internationally and has had extensive radio play and TV airtime. She has a new album of her music coming out in Autumn 2018 and a single before in Spring with tours across the UK and Europe. 

On stage she goes ALL out and likes to wear dramatic, eccentric, eclectic costumes for her performances!

Photo by Rachel Sherlock

Music links:


GABBERDASHERY…

Is the crafts brand name for Gabby Young who has a popular youtube channel with weekly vlogs, blog and is a regular spokesperson for the sewing community.

Photo by Rachel Sherlock

LINKS:

Gabby is basically a UK size 10/12 but because you might need them here are her actual measurements:

  • BUST –  34″ (D cup)
  • WAIST – 28.5″
  • HIPS – 38.5″
  • HEIGHT – 5ft 7″

 

If you need any more measurements please email me gabberdashery@gmail.com 

Download the Croquis Worksheet

  1. The promoter is: Gabberdashery aka Gabby Young
  1. The competition is open to anyone in the world aged 3 years or over. You can enter as many times as you like, in as many different groups as you want.
  1. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  1. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  1. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via http://www.gabberdashery.com/stitchtostage
  1. Closing date for entry will be 30th April. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  1. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

 

  1. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
  • Design and make a full stage costume for Gabby Young, to her measurements as stated
  • Either send in your make to an address provided at request or email gabberdashery@gmail.com with a clear photograph or selection of images of the finished item.
  • The photograph can be on yourself, a model, mannequin, hanger or laid out. As long as we can clearly see the outfit we are not fussy.
  • All entrants must include contact details – email and postal address with their entries.

 

10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

12. The prizes is as follows:

The RUNNERS UP –

  • Will be featured in a photoshoot
  • Worn on stage
  • As well as sewing goodies as stated here (in prizes)

 

THE WINNER – 

  • Will get all of the above PLUS
  • Their design will be featured in a music video too!
  • Adjustoform Dressmakers Dummy from Minerva Crafts
  • As well as sewing goodies as stated here (in prizes)

 

The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

13. Winners will be chosen: from all entries received and verified by the Promoter 

14. The winner will be notified by email and on Instagram, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook within 28 days of the closing date.  If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

15. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be delivered.

16. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

17. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

18. Custom fees and shipping are the responsibility of the entrants.

  • Any winners that could only send in a photograph image will be contacted privately to send in the item.
  • Any non winning entries sent in can be returned at request.
  • The winning entries can only be returned after the tour and promotional campaign for Gabby Young’s latest album is over, at request of the entrant.

 

19. The winners agree to the use of her/his name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

20. The winning names will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: gabberdashery@gmail.com

21. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

22. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Gabberdashery and not to any other party. 

  • Gabberdashery shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
  • Gabberdashery also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

Please email gabberdashery@gmail.com if you need any further information!