Lil Blue Boo and Dharma Trading Design Challenge

Have you heard about the Lil Blue Boo and Dharma Trading Design Challenge?  I have been searching the thrift stores high and low for some different t-shirts and knits to use in the challenge and am finally getting around to sewing my dresses – which is a good thing because the deadline to enter is in 10 days!!
So I know many of you are sewers, so I wanted to share the details of the challenge from Ashley at Lil Blue Boo in case you wanted to enter as well.  
Here is some of the info from her blog: 
1. Create a unique outfit for a girl or boy using a Lil Blue Boo pattern. Alterations to the patterns ARE allowed as well as additional coordinating clothing items and accessories! 
2. Use at LEAST one of the following techniques in your creation: fabric dyeing, fabric painting, stenciling, fabric transfers, screen printing or other embellishments (including applique).

3. Multiple entries are allowed! So submit as many as you like! There will be a gallery spotlighting all of the entries.
4. After all the entries are received, a very distinguished, diverse panel of judges will narrow the entries down to 10 final designs and there will be a week long public vote on Lil Blue Boo! And then the winner will be announced!

How to enter:
1. Post photos of your finished outfit/outfits on your personal blog or website. Make sure to include what pattern and techniques you used for inspiration and a little about your creative process! Make sure to include the words “Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Design Challenge” in your post and link back to the Lil Blue Boo blog.

2. Email Ashley at Lil Blue Boo a link to your post along with your best photo of your creation for the Design Challenge Gallery. Feel free to add your blog watermark to that photo, especially if any children are in the photograph.
3. All entries due by February 15th at midnight (Pacific time). All entries welcome!

And the best part of all – Giving Back!
For every 10 entries received, Ashley is donating a Lil Blue Boo dress to a child in need. She will be sewing them as entries come in or taking dresses out of her Etsy store to keep up! She’ll keep a running update of dresses donated! So spread the word and keep Ashley busy too! Shelter from the Storm received a large donation of dresses at Christmas time so for this contest she is going to reach out to Martha’s Village & Kitchen. There were a lot of needy children there at Christmas time! 

Cottage Mama’s Note:  In the next week I will be posting pictures of the dresses I will be entering.  I think this is such a fun challenge and my favorite part is the fact that Ashley will be donating dresses to little girls in need.  Do you think I can enter 10 dresses?  Well, I don’t know if I have the time to get that many done, but I am going to try my best!

Ashley’s patterns are SUPER easy to use – they have plenty of step-by-step instructions and great pictures.  So even if you the most beginner sewer, I highly recommend trying one of her patterns.  Click here to go to the Lil Blue Boo etsy shop.

Leave me a comment and let me know if you are up for the challenge!

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One Comment

  1. I can’t wait to see your dress (and everyone else’s dresses too.)