Golden Seamstress Challenge

Hosted by Barony of Beyond the Mountain - Middlefield, CT

Event date: April 7th, 2017 - April 8th, 2017

Event Last Modified: April 3rd, 2017

Health Acknowledgement

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

Are you behind on your resolution to start your Pennsic sewing early? Do you like to sewing garb but find it’s more fun to sew with a group a folks? Do you have a set of garb that you want to make but are afraid to go it alone? Well we have just the event for you!
The Barony Beyond the Mountain invites you to show us your costuming skills The seamstresses of the East will take up the challenge to create a complete set of garments, from the skin out, in eighteen hours.  Teams of from 1 to 6 active members are to start at 10 PM Friday and continue to 6 pm Saturday.  Team members are expected to remain on-site during the competition.  At the close of the sewing portion of the competition, each team will present their final outfit to the judges and populace.  They will be expected to show and explain all layers in as expeditious and succinct a manner as possible.  Additional presentations are welcome but will be done while judges are sequestered after the show.  Once the judges have reached a decision Their Excellencies of BBM will hold court, and the winners will be announced.

For full details on rules of the challenge and how to register a team please visit

If you are not participating in the challenge, but would like to check out the event, you are welcome to join us on Saturday any time after noon.  The fashion show will take place at 6:30pm and should not be missed.  Also, there might also be some space available for folks who want to do some sewing in the competition atmosphere, but don't actually want to participate in the competition.  Please contact the autocrat if you think you want to do this to make sure there is room.  A tavern will be available on Saturday for breakfast and lunch. 

Site Opens:  6pm Friday April 7th
Competition Begins:  10:00pm Friday April 7th
Breakfast:  8:00-10:00am Saturday April 8th
Site Opens to General Populace:  Noon Saturday April 8th
Lunch Tavern Opens :  Noon Saturday April 8th
Competition Ends:  6pm Saturday April 8th
Fashion Show:  6:30pm Saturday April 8th
Baronial Court:  8:00pm Saturday April 8th
Site Closes:  11pm Saturday April 8th

Site Opens: 6pm Friday April 7th
Site Closes: 11pm Saturday April 8th

Event Location

Middlefield Federated Church
402 Main Street
Middlefield, CT  06455
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Take your best Rout to I-91.  Take exit 20.  Turn left onto Middle St (0.1 mile, turn left onto Country Club Rd (1.1 mile), turn right onto Higby Rd (1.2 mile), continue onto Jackson Hill Rd (2.1 mile), turn left onto CT-157 N, church will be on the right.

Registration Fees

No site fee or feast fee

There will be a breakfast tavern available with a la carte items, and a $5.00 lunch available.  Menus to follow soon.

Make Checks Payable to: None

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Ciara McRobbie
MKA:  Anne Akin

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No reservations needed

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