March 30 = FIRST DAY to enter your tops
April 30 = LAST DAY to enter your tops
We’ve got a couple months to go until Spring Top Week, but I want to give you plenty of warning so that you can start scheming about your creations now. Spring Top Week is by far one of the campiest operations I manage to scrape together, but I know if you’re still reading my blog that doesn’t really matter to you (I *heart* my hard core fans…you don’t just breeze in for the free patterns and leave, you stick around for the good stuff). Last year was a blast and we had around 100 tops entered. And for good reason: not many of us “selfish sew” often enough but that happens to be one of the requirements of this particular challenge, so it gives us a nice excuse. So what’s this all about, you ask? Here’s how you can participate:
1. Make a TOP for YOURSELF for SPRING. Or fall, for you Southern Hemisphere folks, it’s really all the same at the equinox, anyway. I’ll accept any top started after March 1 for this challenge. I’ll be making tops for myself as well. Last year I made five, some self-designed, others from patterns. You may submit up to FIVE tops total.
2. Take a PICTURE of your top (pick your best/clear/well-lit photo and crop it to a square if possible)
3. POST it to the Spring Top Week 2010 Flickr Pool (the pool will be open for submissions on April 1-30, 2010). Post about it on your blog if you’ve got one. You’ll need to provide some other information (more on that later) in order to be officially entered.
4. Hope you WIN. For the week of May 1-7 we’ll post tops, tops, and more tops. Last year I posted one of mine for every weekday and most likely will do something similar again. We’ll have some sort of vote or judging and select a winner. More on prizes later.
So off you go! Get sewing! And take a button with you to help us promote this thing (see sidebar for codes). It will make you look ambitious and if even you don’t get your top made you can surreptitiously take it off in the dead of night when no one’s reading your blog.