Above is a photo of Cindy Dishmey, KM and Valerie Mayen (left to right). This photo was taken at the farmer’s market November 2009 in Las Cruces NM when they’d come to take my production pattern making class. And if you’re wondering, yes, Valerie was a pleasure to teach and a gifted student. I believe she also took classes with my colleague Heather Menzies, another reputable pattern maker in the industry.
The list of this season’s contestants is posted here… Ohmiword! Looking over the list, I see that we have two more this season! Another frequent contributor to our site is Kristin Haskins Simms (most notably in this thread). The last PR contestant has participated on Fashion-Incubator regularly but used a pseudonym. As such, it’s not appropriate that I disclose their identity. Well how cool is that? F-I has three contestants this season! After five years, I guess we’re doing something right in the way of nurturing emerging design talent.
Congratulations Valerie, Kristen and Anon, we’ll be watching your progress closely. Make us proud and break a leg!