#monetaparty rules and small print.
#monetaparty rules and small print.
Here’s a prize money can’t buy! We all know we love Ernest and Wright’s scissors. They have become a symbol of the sewists slow makers movement, and there’s nothing more we love doing over at Triple Stitch HQ than supporting Independent British Companies. Making scissors the old fashioned way since 1902 we can’t get enough of these beautiful dress makers shears. We know many of you may already have a pair of their beautiful coloured handled shears, but we know you won’t have these Gold sheers because Ernest and Wright don’t sell them. That’s wright. (pun intended). The Grand Prize Winner will receive a pair of Ernest and Wright Gold scissors. If that wasn’t amazing enough each quarter finalist will also win one pair of their beautiful embroidery scissors too! That is a prize package worth partying for, if I don’t say so myself. Let’s show Ernest and Wright the love and give them a hug by following them before the party starts. We want them to know how much we appreciate their skill and talents.
Sew me something is a place where people who have always wondered about sewing and making things, people who were put off sewing at school but still have an old machine tucked away somewhere and people who love sewing but are stuck for ideas or inspiration can get together; chat, share ideas and learn new skills over a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake. Sew me something are providing 2 patterns for the Grand Prize winner.
Fabric Godmother is online store that stocks beautiful fabrics and fantastic notions. Josie of fabric Godmother is giving the Grand Prize winner 3m of jersey fabric for you to make another….moneta? 🙂
Adam Ross pride themselves on their fantastic customer services, huge range of fabrics and being based in the awesome west midlands. As voting sponsors they will be giving their quarter finalist £20 voucher to spend in their warehouse via a visit or online and £35 Voucher and goodie box for the Grand Prize winner.
Crafty Sew&So has been offering craft and sewing workshops around Leicestershire since 2013. In 2015 we expanded into our current premises in St.Martins Square in the heart of Leicester city centre. Crafty sew & so will be choosing a Quarter finalist to go forward to the semi final and that person will win £10 store credit with the Grand Prize winner receiving 2.5m of jersey.
The Village Haberdashery is a modern craft shop and class studio based in West Hampstead, London. Our aim is to inspire everyone who walks through our door – or clicks onto our website – to make something amazing! We love to put a modern spin on traditional crafts and hand-pick our products with contemporary crafters in mind. Many of the products we stock are locally, independently and or sustainably produced and everything we offer is beautifully designed. As a judge The Viliage haberdashery are giving both their chosen quarter finalist and the Grand Prize winner £25 voucher to shop online or in store.
In the heart of Moserly village Guthrie and Ghani supply us midlanders with a much-needed fresh approach to shopping in its beautifully restored Victorian building with plenty of light to view gorgeous fabrics. Luckily they are also online as we wouldn’t want you to miss out. As one of our voting sponsors Guthrie and Ghani will providing their chosen Quarter finalist with a £20 voucher and have also put a £20 voucher into the Grand Prize winner’s pot.
Beyond Measure is an online shop selling beautiful things for folk who make. The collection is chosen with care by Grace, the owner and sourced from talented craftspeople and the best small companies from the UK and further afield. Fine leather goods, wooden needle cases, handmade ceramic buttons, stylish European trimmings and textile inspired jewellery are just things you will find in this workbox cornucopia. Although not judging, Grace of Beyond measure has put together a beautiful goodie bag for the Grand Prize winner.
Fabworks mill have both a fantastic bricks and mortar store in Dewsbury and a huge array of beautiful fabrics available online for those who don’t get up north too often. Whether you need some wool to throw around your neck as a scarf that keeps out the winter chill, or a stretchy jersey to make a bespoke T-shirt, Fabworks Online has it all! Fabworks will be voting for one-quarter finalist and they will win £20 store credit to buy some beautiful goodies. The Grand Prize winner will get a luxury dress making bundle (as pictured here) worth £50.
Girl Charlee will be choosing one of the nine quarter-Finalist to go forward to the semi-final for all the entries to the #monetaparty weekend. The person they put forward will be able to choose 3 meters of fabric from Girl Charliee uk. The Grand prize winner will also win 3m of Girl Charlee jersey. That could mean you win 6m of fabric! Imagine all the monetas you could make.
Dragonfly fabrics have given us a whopping £50 to put into the grand prize winners pot so they can choose some lovely goodies from their site.
Faberwood promotes new and innovative work by established and emerging contemporary fabric designers. Their online store is full of beautiful and lush fabrics which will make up clothes that you will cherish forever. As voting sponsors they will be providing a special goodie bag for the person they choose to put forward to the semi final and a T-shirt for the Grand Prize winner.
Sew essential are one of our nine sponsors who will be choosing one winner to go forward to the Semi final. The person they choose will win a sewing pattern of their choice. The Grand prize winner will be gifted a £25 voucher to spend in the shop.
Wendy Ward is offering 2 patterns of choice to the final party winner. Wendy has an extensive jersey resource are on her website. Click the picture for more information.
Minerva will be one of the nine judges who put forward a winner to go through to the semi-final. They are offering us 1 x £50 jersey fabric bundle, which will go to the person they choose and £100 jersey bundle for the final grand prize winner. For more information on to win, please follow this link.
To be in with a chance of winning 3m of Jersey fabric before the party starts you need to:
#Monetaparty invite Repost prize draw rules
To be in with the chance of winning a @sproutpatterns Moneta dress, please do the following:
Moneta Party dress prize draw Rules.
What is a Moneta Party?
It’s a party held on Instagram! You are all invited, no matter where you live – simply post a picture of your handmade ‘Colette Moneta Dress’ on your Instagram feed between Friday February 24th 18:00 GMT and Sunday February 26th 18:00 GMT 2017 using the hashtag #Monetaparty
I don’t use Instagram, can I still party?
I’m not one to stop anybody partying, but I’m afraid this is an Instagram kinda thing. Get on over there and join in!
How did this party come about?
In 2015 I turned 31 and really, really wanted to thank the sewing community for all the support they had shown me. I got together with my beautiful International friends Ute of @ute_ig and Pips of @magdalenesmuse and hosted a party everyone could come to. Nearly two years later I love the community even more so why not have an even bigger party?
Why the Moneta dress pattern?
When we, The Triple Stitchers first met, both Rach and Abigail were basically nose deep in amazing Monetas. They inspired me to make one and I’ve never looked back.
We also wanted to celebrate an Independent pattern company who we all appreciate and Colette are definitely that company! Holding your hands up and admitting you’ve made a mistake should be supported, so here we are!
We also needed a pattern that’s completely international and available to all sewers who want to join in, and as the Moneta is available as a PDF, it’s perfect!
Do I have to sew a New Moneta dress?
Absolutely not. You can post a picture of any Moneta you’ve already made, as long as you have made it. Of course we are giving you just over a month’s notice in case you haven’t ever made a Moneta or you want to make a new one.
I don’t have the pattern, where can I get the pattern.
The pattern is now available as a PDF from Colette patterns. Head over there and support them! It can also be purchased at many bricks and mortar shops around the world, AND if you have a seamworksmag subscription, don’t forget you can use your credits for Colette PDFs now too. Another way to get your grubby hands on one is to visit sprout patterns. There you can actually pick a seriously awesome design and have a custom print dress. Each purchase includes a PDF of the Moneta pattern too. You have no excuse!
I don’t want to sew a Moneta, can I enter with another dress?
Well, that wouldn’t really be a Moneta Party so this time only Colette Monetas will be eligible to enter for party prizes. But you can still party with us! We are happy for you to turn up in any dress you like for fun, and you can also repost the invitation for a chance to win a prize. There are two rules in the sewing community:
My account is private, can I still enter?
Here at Moneta party HQ we understand the need for privacy. It’s your right to add and talk only to people you want and we don’t want to mess with that. Sadly if your account is private and even if you follow one, or all of the Hosts, the Independent Judge will not be able to see your entry and for that reason we are only allowing public accounts to enter that are visible between Thursday 12th January 18:00 BST and Sunday March 19th 23:59 BST 2017.
I have 20 Moneta’s. Can I enter 20 times?
To keep it fair to all party goers we are accepting only one entry per person.
You are very, very welcome to post as many pictures as you like of your Anna over the competition period (we love a good outtake) but your first picture will be the one that is judged so keep that in mind.
My Moneta is not a straight Moneta. Can I still enter?
We love diversity and creativity! Not all bodies are the same and because of this you can enter Monetas that have had modifications for size for instance or other pattern pieces added like a different skirt, but the dress/playsuit/top MUST be recognizable as a Moneta and have at least the top or skirt part of the Moneta clearly visible.
Do I need to wear my Moneta in the picture?
I know that sometimes selfies and pictures of one’s face can be stressful. No, you do not have to be modeling your Moneta, but consider that the picture needs to appeal to the judge’s eye. We here at #monetaparty HQ would love to see some silly-themed, quirky and fun photos (as would all our guests) and we strongly encourage you to have fun with this. If you want to chop off your head in the picture (not literally please) that is fine.
I don’t follow any of the Party hosts, can I still enter?
Nobody likes being made to follow someone they don’t want to and we understand that. You do not have to be a friend of any of us on Instagram but if you like sewing (and what are you doing here if you don’t?) and find our feeds interesting we would love to make friends. Also there will be prize updates, and Moneta inspiration posts on @sewpositivity @sewabigail and @rach_wain over the month and you don’t want to miss that do you? This being said we will be asking for you to follow the sponsors as they have been so very generous with their support, and we all want another party don’t we? 🙂
I’ve been following the party and someone has entered my Moneta!
What a very naughty person! Please send @sewpositivity, @rach_wain or @sewabigail a direct message with a picture of your Moneta or link us to where they stole the image and we will remove their entry. We are only letting public accounts party with us to stop anyone stealing pictures and posting in private.
I put my Moneta picture up outside the specified time. What should I do?
Like all parties, you’ve got to have a start time and an end time. Otherwise life would just be one very long party, where we don’t get any sleep. If you submit a picture before the start time, please resubmit it during the specified times, otherwise you won’t be entered into the contest. If you miss the deadline, then I’m afraid it’s to late. Remember times are in GMT – check a time conversion site if you want the time that translates to where you live.
I heard there would be prizes?
You heard correctly!
There are two separate prize-giving events; The first being the #MonetaParty invite repost prize draw and the second being individual winners who post Monetas during the party.
The prizes are being finalized and the announcement will be made on Instagram throughout the weeks before the party starts.
If you have any questions or just want to express you excitement about joining in, please feel free to leave a comment below. Let the planning begin!