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Would anyone like to do a Project Runway sew along? We would try to recreate the same challenge from each weeks episode and see what everyone comes up with. However, we would have a week to complete each challenge and we have the advantage of using a pattern or your own design. You can pick and choose which ones you want to participate in and we will have no “you’re either in or you’re out”. If you don’t watch Project Runway you can still participate. Also if you want to know more about Project Runway you can view their website at: or here:

Tonight’s challenge, Aug. 20th, was a red carpet design.


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    Aug 21, 2009, 01.19 PMby iabou

    Oh no did i miss the first episode!! I’m totally in

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    Aug 21, 2009, 01.20 PMby iabou

    I use to do this on my own. the jean one was my favorite….

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    Aug 21, 2009, 01.31 PMby iabou

    heres a great direct link to all the dresses:

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    Aug 21, 2009, 01.58 PMby ichigogirl

    Oh, I wish I didn’t have to go to work, I’d be so in, but I don’t have enough time I’m afraid. Making a red carpet design would be so much fun!

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    Aug 21, 2009, 02.45 PMby sew4my3

    Great to hear that you want to participate labou! I did like the denim challenge as well but have to say that the “unconventional materials” ones are my favorite. So get to work or as Tim would say " Carry on!".

    ichigogirl, I am sorry you don’t have enough time but maybe you can do a sketch of what your design might be and then share that. Maybe a doll dress design would work. I would love to see what you come up with!

    I hope some more members will want to participate. I just love how creative our members are and it is so inspiring to see all the wonderful work. I hope this sew along will also show a variety of skills as well as provide some with a great challenge. This is so exciting!

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      Aug 21, 2009, 04.29 PMby ichigogirl

      Great ideas! I might might make something and post it too late… it again depends on the time-factor. If I had a dress-form I’d be able to work more creatively and faster, so I might just have to run off and buy one ;-).
      Either way, I’ll check in on the sew-along and take a look at what you all create :-)

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    Aug 21, 2009, 04.04 PMby cloudberry

    Wow! This would be so much fun! But a red carpet dress isn’t something i would sew since I don’t afford buying fabric for something I wouldn’t use… I sucks being a poor student.. I’d love to participate if the challenge was to make something more wearable :-)

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    Aug 21, 2009, 04.11 PMby sew4my3

    Cloudberry, each week I will post the new challenge and you participate in only the ones you wish to. If you want you can sketch a design and participate that way rather than make a garment you can’t use. Another idea would be to make a red carpet design for a doll so you don’t have to come up with yards/meters of fabric. I really don’t want to exclude anyone from this sew along so if you have another creative way to participate please do. I would love to see what you come up with!

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    Aug 22, 2009, 08.03 AMby william james

    i would love to do this but i have to work so never have time

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      Aug 22, 2009, 10.03 AMby sew4my3

      It is a terrible that you have to work will.james! Just kidding it is great that you have a job during these times when jobs are hard to find. Just keep in mind that there will be a new challenge every week and if you find that you have the time, please check in to see what the challenge is. Also, the item does not have to made for a real person and can be made to fit a doll if you find that works better for your schedule or even a sketch will work. Just something so we can see your creativity.
      Maybe you can find someone to work with, you come up with the ideas and someone sews. Anyway, this is just some idea’s and you do not have to make anything but please stay in the discussions so we can get your input.

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    Aug 23, 2009, 06.57 PMby fashionsplashin

    Hey, I’m in! Would love to enter some of the challenges. Great idea! If I can’t finish something, I might just do some draping and tacking on a mannequin, if that is okay. The details can be worked out later, maybe. I am envious of those who have jobs now but I guess there are some advantages to being jobless.


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      Aug 24, 2009, 04.42 AMby sew4my3

      fashionsplashin, draping is just fine too. I just think it would be great for everyone to be able to get there creative juices flowing no matter what forum they choose. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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    Aug 23, 2009, 08.35 PMby themedusa

    I might be up for this. Being unemployeed time is not a problem and most of my day is spent sewing anyway.

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      Aug 24, 2009, 04.44 AMby sew4my3

      Fantastic! If it takes a little longer to get through some of the challenges that is just fine, as I work a little slower than most and will probably be working a week behind. This is so exciting!

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    Aug 23, 2009, 11.00 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    i’ll definitely participate in a challenge or two. but i’m also going to pass on the red carpet one. no sense in having a party dress with no party to wear it to! but, i wonder if my wedding dress is red carpet worthy? lol….that reminds me i have yet to upload the finished dress!

    a couple questions though, is there something we need to put in the title of the finished project (like project runway, challenge 1)? will there be a forum topic for each week/challenge?

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    Aug 24, 2009, 12.45 AMby mechic

    I’ll definitely participate in 2 or 3 challenges!!! this is very exciting!! but I cant participate in the red carpet challenge but I think I might be able to make the second or third one oh and I have the same question as oscarthegrouch108

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    Aug 24, 2009, 01.07 AMby erdronen

    ooh how fun! i may participate in a few also! too busy for a red carpet one, but maybe i’ll just try to sketch something up for fun! hmmm…

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    Aug 24, 2009, 04.19 AMby cam557

    This sounds very exciting! I’m in!

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    Aug 24, 2009, 04.50 AMby sew4my3

    Oh I am so glad that we have so many who want to participate! Oscarthegrouch108 brought up a good point and provided a great answer about how to label our creations. Do the name of your garment with Project Runway Challenge 1 or whatever weekly challenge it is that you are posting after the name. Wonderful idea Oscarthegrouch108! Okay members, “Carry on!”

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      Aug 24, 2009, 09.37 PMby oscarthegrouch108

      glad that i helped!

      i can’t wait for the next challenge!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 06.30 AMby nikkishell

    We have our own Project Runway here in Australia. Last week they made outfits from vegetables and other produce bought at the market!!! Cabbages, onions, carrots and eggs were big!!

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      Aug 27, 2009, 12.22 PMby sew4my3

      Oh, that is really awesome! Maybe you could add your weekly challenges and that would give members a choice of which challenge they want to participate in. Is there a website for the Australian Project Runway?

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    Aug 27, 2009, 06.48 PMby sewfast

    That sounds like fun! My sewing time is limited, but if the challenge is something that would fit into my wardrobe I definitely would do it. I work better under pressure!

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    Aug 28, 2009, 03.02 AMby sew4my3

    Thursday Aug. 27,2009 – Challenge #2 – Maternity Wear

    “Carry on”

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      Aug 28, 2009, 03.16 AMby sew4my3

      Also, as Nikkishell informed us, Australia has their Project Runway that is running a few weeks ahead of the United States. They are on their 8th challenge if the website is up to date, so I thought it would be nice to give you a second choice for a challenge. Australia’s Project Runway – Challenge #2 – Design at least two sexy pieces of sleepwear.
      Here is the Australia Project Runway site:

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    Aug 29, 2009, 10.42 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    i dunno which to do, the maternity (not needed now, but someday in the future) or the sleepwear (could make for fun….ahem activities, but not fun to make with the serger on the fritz).

    maybe i’ll do regular clothes that would stretch to maternity…….

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    Sep 2, 2009, 01.48 PMby TerezaSews

    I’m going to jump or am I too late? I love PR and feel so inspired after watching it but like so many things I don’t need maternity or red carpet wear right now. So we’ll see what this episode brings!

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      Sep 3, 2009, 12.32 AMby sew4my3

      You are always welcome to jump in anywhere you feel is right for you. I think most of us are waiting for a challenge that is practical for our lives as well. With times being what they are it doesn’t make sense to waste resources on something we can’t use.
      Thanks for joining us and I look forward to seeing your creations!

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    Sep 4, 2009, 03.39 AMby sew4my3

    Challenge #3, Thurs. Sept. 3, 2009

    United States Project Runway: CHALLENGE: Create a fun and fashionable surf wear look and a 2nd Avant Garde companion look.

    Australia Project Runway: CHALLENGE: Create a completely wearable avant garde design using materials from a hardware store.

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    Sep 4, 2009, 10.00 PMby Amber Bockman

    I would LOVE to do this, unfortunetly time would not allow, but i do want to sketch, I need to work on my sketching skills. Also I don’t have cable so I have to watch the show a day after everyone else on my trusty lap top! I’m gonna sketch, don’t know if I’ll post it, but I’ll sketch!

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      Sep 10, 2009, 01.23 AMby sew4my3

      Please sketch away!

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    Sep 5, 2009, 01.54 AMby kingoffashion

    Im down! Ill see what next weeks challenge is and then Ill get to work. :)

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      Sep 10, 2009, 01.24 AMby sew4my3

      Great to hear that you will be in on this! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 03.24 PMby retropinup

    Sounds like fun!!

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      Sep 10, 2009, 01.25 AMby sew4my3

      Yep! So does this mean your in? I hope so, the more the merrier!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 01.43 AMby retropinup

    So, how does this work? They will have a new challenge tomorrow right? When and how do I submit stuff?

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      Sep 10, 2009, 02.07 AMby sew4my3

      You participate in the challenges that you want and when you finish just post it in the projects section. For the title put your creation name with PR Challenge # at the end. Then after you do that come back here and let us know you have posted.

      Every week I post the Challenges from both the U.S. and Australian Project Runways and you choose which one you may want to do or combine the two. It will be exciting to see which challenges you choose!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 04.41 PMby kingoffashion

    Cant wait to see what tonights episode brings! :)

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      Sep 10, 2009, 06.08 PMby sew4my3

      I know what you mean! I wake up on Thursday morning so excited about Project Runway coming on that evening. What will the new challenge be? Who will be eliminated? Who will win? What kind of designs will they come up with? Fun, fun, fun!

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    Sep 11, 2009, 06.03 PMby kingoffashion

    Ok Project Runway isnt workin’ for me. lol. Sooooooo Im starting a NY Fashion Week sew along. :) Check it out! :)

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    Sep 11, 2009, 06.03 PMby kingoffashion

    Ok Project Runway isnt workin’ for me. lol. Sooooooo Im starting a NY Fashion Week sew along. :) Check it out! :)

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    Sep 11, 2009, 06.03 PMby kingoffashion

    Ok Project Runway isnt workin’ for me. lol. Sooooooo Im starting a NY Fashion Week sew along. :) Check it out! :)

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      Sep 12, 2009, 03.23 AMby sew4my3

      That sound awesome to. I will check it out.

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    Sep 12, 2009, 03.22 AMby sew4my3

    Challenge #4 Sept. 10, 2009 U.S. – Create an eye-catching garment for an industry – event for your client/model. (This can be a free for all for yourself).

    Australia – Create 3 outfits inspired by a Zoo animal.

    “Make it work!”

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