Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The brand sparkling new SCRATCH website is up and running!
Scratchfashion dot com

We've also got a bunch of new designers joining. We'll be compiling a list of all the designers, for easy and fun fashion shopping.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Pantastic entry!

The adorable srbdesigns has entered a pair of gray corduroy pants in the contest. It is the first entry. And they are awesome! There's just over a month to get your pants made and your stories told. Get sewing!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

'Every Pant has a Story' CONTEST

SCRATCH fashion team is having our first ever CONTEST!

Handmade pants are quite underrepresented in the Clothing category. There just aren't that many of them. Why should shirts, skirts, and dresses get all the Etsy fun? Well, that's what we were wondering, so we're going to have a good old (or new) fashioned sewing contest!

**************'Every pant has a story' CONTEST!**************

  1. Make a pair of pants from scratch (from whatever materials you wish).
  2. Photodocument the making of said pants. Include pictures and a story from start to finish.
  3. List on Etsy (and include or link to photos and story), include the tag 'pantscontest'

Entries will be judged on: creativity, design, and story, and there will be prizes for each of those categories.
Even if you don't know how to sew and make a pair of stapled tablecloth pants, there is a prize for BEST STORY! So give it a shot!

A free pattern for THAI FISHERMAN PANTS is available at

ANYONE can enter. But you must make the pants from scratch, which means you cut and sew all the pieces and seams yourself and of course you will be documenting that fact in photo/word story form. We will have a Flickr pool for the entries.

The Deadline for entries is Monday October 1, 2007.

And don't forget to search for the tag 'pantscontest' to browse all the unique handmade pants!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

When to Chat? Vote HERE

Etsy Scratch Fashion designers...

We need to have a team chat - please vote for what evening this week that you could chat around 10pm EST. We'll have other chats at other times (so everyone in europe and asia can join in!) but this one is just to get us started.

Also, just for kicks, a few links to a couple etsy clothing designers I've noticed doing cool things lately... don't think they're SCRATCH designers yet, but maybe we can make some new friends

Friday, July 6, 2007


The intent and audience of this blog is being considered by the authors. In fact, we may even be still adding authors.

In the mean time, you can look at my tentative list of top clothing category sellers here. Those listed are not necessarily scratch designers, mind you. I think I will be dropping those with 100 or less, but for now, they remain.