My seamstress friend, Jen Eugley, has entered the Couture Doll competition, which begins September 6, 2009. She's the friend who sews all the wonderful historical costumes you may have seen on this blog.
This competition will feature eight challenges--one every two weeks--in which 30 doll clothing designers compete to create original outfits for fashion dolls ranging in size from 12"-22". (You can see the complete rules here.) Points are given for adherence to the theme, originality & creativity, and construction & design.
And what's the point of a competition without a prize? The designer with the most points at the end of the competition will get his or her designs featured in the April 2010 issue of FDQ Magazine, and an Antoinette mannequin. Plus, the People's Choice winner will receive an Antoinette mannequin as well. And each challenge winner will get a gift certificate to shop in the PB Factory Store.
You can follow the competition on their blog. I'm posting a link to the blog on my Interesting Blogs to Followl. I just noticed that in Jen's biography, there is a reference to me, for introducing her to Tyler. Aww, thanks, Jen! And good luck!