The maximum reward you can receive is 20 points per pattern (with 2 notable exceptions) so most participants won’t need to go back and review old posts. As you can see from the scale, there are a LOT of ways to get to 20 points!
- **1 pt just for posting regardless of max. Each post HAS to be a different and say something about 1912 Project, VPLL and Pattern Number! So 25 posts will get 25 points. (Keep in mind that people have to find the posts and just spamming posts won’t really help with point totals.)
- ++5 pts extra for doing a pattern without instructions. Instructions are a bit of a bottle neck! SO, for those up for the challenge, we’ll send the patterns with the bare bones french translated into english and you take it from there. (25 points for doing these patterns.)
- 1 pt, max of 5 for each picture.
- Up to 3 pts for describing fit
- Up to 3 pts for describing alterations you made to the pattern to fit you.
- Up to 3 pts for describing changes you’d like in the pattern.
- Up to 3 pts for listing changes in instructions
- Up to 3 pts for making a finished garment, discussing, fabric, trim, etc.
- Up to 3 pts for description of techniques (lace insertion, cutwork, etc.)
- Up to 3 pts for describing your sewing level AND what sewing level this pattern would be appropriate for.
- You can make any number of posts while you work on a pattern – or one large one when you have completed the sewing. The rewards will only tallied at the completion of the garment.
Note that you CAN get all 12 patterns and the perks beyond without taking or posting any pictures at all!
“Oh My Gosh! I want ALL those goodies – how else can I get lots of points!?”
If you’re feeling really ambitious – here’s the way to help rack up the rewards -
1. Use a Review Check List
Add a review check list in your final blog post about a pattern for an additional 3 points per pattern. This is a great way to summarize your experience about sewing the pattern in an easy to read format.
You can use the format above or one of the two formats below, one based on the Pattern Review’s format (- which you can also cross post to that site!) is posted here, and one a little more specifically geared towards the 1912 patterns.
You can edit your old blog posts made prior to May 1, 2012 to include the check list if you want to grandfather in some points. Just let us know you’ve updated your link to include it.
Pattern Review Checklist:
- Pattern Description
- Pattern Sizing
- Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?
- Were the instructions easy to follow?
- What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
- Fabric Used
- Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- Would you recommend this pattern to others?
- Pattern Name
- Sewer’s Skill Level: Advance, Intermediate, Beginner
- Pattern Rating: 1-Not a Fan, 2 – So-So, 3 – Good/Average, 4-Better than Average, 5-I LOVED IT! and why?
- What skill level would someone need to sew this pattern and why?
- Were the instructions easy to follow? If not, what needs to be changed?
- How was the fit/sizing? Did it correspond to what you thought?
- Did you make any pattern alterations? If so, what alterations did you make? Where they fit or design alterations?