The purpose of the challenge is to design the fabric, submissions can be concepts and sketches or a finished piece of fabric.
I've been considering a few ways I might go about this.
I haven't done much designing of fabric before. I have armed myself with this book.
'Printing By Hand' by Lena Corwin.
For a home- production option. She covered quite a few different printing methods, including stamping (linocutting if you want to make your own stamps) silkscreening and stenciling.
I have a silkscreen kit which I received for Christmas, and have yet to make use of. I remember doing silkscreening in Primary School. We cut out a paper design, and then placed the screen on top of the cut out. Fab!
Stenciling is also a bit under-rated. If you haven't heard of Natalie Chanin yet, you might want to visit her website. Her company makes the most amazing garments using a combination of humble stenciling, applique and embroidery. Both rustic and exquisite at the same time, she has published several books on the method (all of which I own) and has stencils which can be downloaded from the website. You may not have considered jersey a suitable fabric for a wedding gown until you see this stuff.
Both of which are companies which will take your digital designs and print them on to fabric for you. Sweet.
If that sounds intimidating, know that Burda Style is running a course on how to do it.
Edit: OHHH a due date! I forgot. How does Sunday the 28th of June sound?