last updated 3/23/2017
by Baroness Gwynnyd

Class Specific Rules

Novice

Advanced

Master

Patterns

Patterns may be drafted in advance or purchased patterns may be used

Patterns may be drafted in advance.

Patterns may be drafted on-site. Patterns drafted in advance are allowed but points will be deducted.

Fabric Embellishments

and Accessories

May be done/made on-site. All underpinnings (hoops, corsets, etc.) should be made in advance.

May be done/made on-site. Underpinnings (hoops, corsets, etc.) should be made in advance.

May be done/made on-site. Underpinnings (hoops, corsets, etc.) should be made in advance.

Sewing Techniques

Sewing machines are allowed

Sewing machines are allowed

Sewing machines are allowed. All finished-edges (hem, cuff, neckline, etc,) must be done by hand

Non-fabric Accessories and Embellishments

May be made/purchased in advance. May be made on site, subject to safety considerations and site restrictions.

May be made/purchased in advance. May be made on site, subject to safety considerations and site restrictions.

Should be made on-site, if at all possible, subject to safety considerations and site restrictions

Laurel Participation -

Previous winners

Laurels not permitted on teams. Fifty percent or more of team must never have won a previous Golden Seamstress competition

A Laurel is counted as two people on the team.

A Laurel is counted as two people on the team.

Inspiration and Vindication of Methods

Be prepared to discuss why you did what you did. Books and pictures alone acceptable. You may provide written materials created specifically for this project.

Be prepared to discuss why you did what you did. Written materials created specifically for this project are suggested and should describe how it was researched and made. Books and pictures are acceptable

Be prepared to discuss why you did what you did. Written materials are necessary and should describe this project and how it was researched and made. Materials must include SPECIFIC details regarding any deviations from period practice. (“It was on sale” is not an acceptable excuse).

Special Rule for

Laurels Only teams

If the team consists of three Laurels, no visible machine stitching allowed on finished project

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