Archives 4/2- 4/8 2005-2009

It’s that time of the year again. You know which one. Yep, it’s Project Runway casting call season. All the fashion bloggers get personal emails from the casting coordinator for the show, meaning the tubes are blanketed with an even layer of the promise of fame and fortune. It’s kind of like snow except it’s glitter and more exciting. Anyone interested in going out to play in it is encouraged to learn more by visiting this website. Considering the gamut of fashion blogs out there, we’ve had a disproportionate number of Fashion-Incubator alums on the show so I’m hoping for another on next season’s show too. As always, should any member of our team be selected, we will disavow all knowledge of your identity. Go for it and make us proud.

And as always, here’s this week’s entry from the archives. Have a great weekend.

April 2, through April 8, 2005
Materials testing #17659/17801
The Miracle of Sales & Mktg
Re-inventing Vionnet & 24001 draft
A “product line” review
Imports and returns
Vintage pattern post #4

April 2, through April 8, 2006
ABC Retailing pt. 2
Fashion meet ups
Dilettantes and competition
ABC Retailing pt. 3
A failed experiment pt. 3
ABC Retailing pt. 4
Reverse engineering standard work pt.5.1
Not a knock off
Decline of drawing skills
Shop cat
I’m not a sheep

April 2, through April 8, 2007
On becoming a jewelry designer
How to pitch me
Reusable bag contest #1
China Blue
Pattern Puzzle: Pattern Magic
Summer Rayne Oakes: Slave to sludge
I am the high priestess
Beyond obvious

April 2, through April 8, 2008
39 tips to preventing credit fraud
How to create grade rules 3
Pattern corrections you should pay for 2
It all starts here 9

April 2, through April 8, 2009
Contracts are not an insurance policy
Wholesale fabric shows April 2009
The best kept secret to getting freelance work
Sci-Fi sewing lesson defies the laws of physics
The best pattern grading book of all
What we expect from designers pt.2

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  1. Kathleen says:

    You? Not pay attention? Bosh :)
    I’ve never said. I only know if they or a friend of theirs tells me. I’m told that F-I is quite the topic of conversation at times.

  2. Kathleen says:

    I think one was from Seattle. PR contestants are free to disclose it of course, I just don’t out them or mention it. But again, that assumes I know who somebody is (I don’t watch the show). I mean shoot, another contestant on this season’s show contacted me this morning (after I wrote this, she’s fast!). If she hadn’t said, I never would have known she was on the show. Anyway, I figure F-I should be a safe place where they won’t get undue scrutiny or worry about fan boys. Also, it feels disingenuous and dishonest for me to capitalize on their accomplishments. They did it, not me.

  3. Valerie says:

    You’re only allowed to disclose your involvement until after the season airs or else be prepared to take on a fine of $100,000 for improper disclosure. I was an alternate in last seasons casting. I made top 30 and they pick 16 for the show. They told me my chemistry with other contestants didn’t quite match what the producers were looking for. We had to go through all kinds of testing- even a 3hr phone interview with a psychologist! Go figure- I probably wasn’t crazy enough. Heh. Anyhow, they called me last week so I may try my hand at it again. Maybe this time they’ll see my potential to be high drama. They usually select end of may or early June as they shoot for 6 weeks starting mid June. I’ll do my best to keep you posted if I can, but once I send my app and contract Im pretty much bound to secrecy. Last year when I facebooked that I was an alternate, they called me within the hour to tell me that I needed to delete my post or else. They’re pretty strict. PS- tim gunn is exactly the same on person, kind, well mannered and very pink:)

  4. Lisa Shoemaker says:

    I’m not old enough to be on PR lol. I’m such a young-in, but I don’t follow it anyhow, too much drama or edited to make it appear to be dramatic. And they still haven’t paid Tim Gunn for his first season and he is the main thing I think the show has going for it. I am interested to know who from F-I has been on it, but I wouldn’t even be able to relate since I don’t watch the show.

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