Open Casting Call for First Ever Refashion Runway!

I’m excited to announce the first ever, Refashion Runway competition hosted by The Renegade Seamstress.

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Here’s how it’ll work:

Much like Project Runway and The Great British Sewing Bee, we’ll choose six refashion seamstresses (or seamster) to compete in weekly challenges. The refashions will then be scored by their fellow competitors and open to a popular vote. The scores will be combined to find a weekly winner and one competitor will be out (not without a prize for participating though). At the end of the series, whoever is left will not only receive a nice prize but will be crowned the winner of the First Ever Refashion Runway!!

If you’re interested in participating as a competitor, please fill out this form explaining why you think you’d be perfect for this competition and send before and after photographs of two of your favorite refashions. Tryouts will be open until May 31, 2013. We will announce the contestants on  June 1, 2013. The first challenge will begin on June 7, 2013.

 If you’re interested in sponsoring a prize, please contact me at Prize sponsors will be given a link in each sidebar of The Renegade Seamstress throughout the competition.

I’m so excited about hosting this friendly competition and I can’t wait to get started!

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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113 Responses to Open Casting Call for First Ever Refashion Runway!

  1. BeingZhenya says:

    So exciting! I am in 🙂

  2. Megan says:

    This might be a stupid question, but is this an online competition? I’d love to be involved if it is.

  3. Cul de Sac says:

    Still thinking here… I would love to be a contestant, but have been having trouble handling my anxiety lately 😦 i’ll think some more… Ha! This is such a teaser!

    • Oh, I do hope you will consider it. I’d love to have you participate. If you decide not to, I hope you’ll still be a part of the fun and vote.

      • Cul de Sac says:

        That is for sure! I’m not missing the fun altogether! Just can’t wait an see those winderful projects and ideas 🙂 i’ll let you know later what i’ll decide 🙂

        • Cul de Sac says:

          I’m really thorn between my wanting to participate in such a wonderful event, and the anxiety of the competition. If there were no competition involved i would gladly say yes within a heartbeat, but I fear i would be too emotionally involved 😦 Just talking about it with my husband gave me stomach ache and the jitter… So i’ll be wise even though it really makes me sad and not participate for this one. I’m working hard to get that anxiety under control, but it’s kind of difficult LOL. Still, can’t wait to see what all the participants are going to come off with 🙂 would you consider having a small spot for people that are not contestants but want to make up to the challenge? that could be fun too!!! just love to see how people are interpreting a theme! Lots of love!

  4. Jo H. says:

    I can’t wait to follow this competition! A great idea, quite an undertaking, and EXCITING! I will be voting!

  5. Even though I will be traveling in June, I am soooooo excited! I definitely will be watching. Great idea and Great Stitches & Seams to all who enter and compete! No pin sticks either!

  6. creativeone85 says:

    What a great idea! I will be following along 🙂 It will fill the void of the Great British Sewing Bee! (I think there’s a second series coming out next year!) xx

  7. Beth, I think you need to trademark this idea. It’s that good. It’s easy to obtain a trademark. Research it online and apply today. Don’t delay!

  8. Fantastic idea!
    I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

  9. WOW! I would love to participate, but I am worried about time. Great idea, though. I have a torn Hawaiian shirt I am turning into a scarf tonight…

  10. offsquare says:

    This is such a great idea! I’m in. Excited to see Zhenya is too. It’ll be fun.

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  12. Renae says:

    What fun! I’ll definitely be following and voting.

  13. Kinder Teacher says:

    So wierd…I’ve been thinking about this idea all week. Have you been on Project Run and Play or their new website Project Sewn. They do the same thing but it is for the home sewer. I thought it would be awesome to do the same thing but do refashions. I do not have a blog so I don’t think I could participate but I can’t wait to look at all the great refashions. Are you doing a theme each week. I love what you do!

    • Hi Kinder Teacher,
      I didn’t mention it on the post, but you don’t have to have a blog to participate. If you’d like to participate, please feel free to try out. Just send me a picture or two of some of your refashions. Yes, there will be a theme each week and prizes.
      Have a great weekend!

  14. Gjeometry says:

    Sounds like a terrific idea! I look forward to watching the festivities unfold!

  15. Nay says:

    Hi Beth, how are we supposed to submit pictures? The before and after box in the form only has text input.

  16. ooobop! says:

    Fabulous idea, Beth. Though gutted I can’t join in. I’m swamped with work at the moment and not nearly enough time to sew but so excited to see everyone’s work. x

  17. I knew you had something fabulous in the works Beth! This is super exciting, and you know I’ll be right here for the ride. Lol. I am going to try my best to sew along too. This is sure to be a great experience!

  18. Anny says:

    Fun! I can’t wait to see the creations. And I’m so happy you’re having a sew along for anyone who wants to jump in but doesn’t want to compete. Perfect!

  19. justheidi137 says:

    I’m interested in this! Let me see what awesome stuff I can stitch up this week!!! —- I’ve been refashioning forever but not very good at remembering before n after photos!!! But I have two questions—- first does this competition inude children’s clothes? (I do both children’s and adults so what ever works!) and second—- do you include refashions that include added new materials? Or do you want to keep it ALL upcycled materials? Thanks!

  20. Great idea! And I like the sew along for those who don’t make the cut or who have less time or confidence.

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  23. pphoto says:

    I hope you got my try-out. This sounds so exciting. Mari

  24. Mikayla says:

    WOW! I really would like to join. Hope and pray I could catch up. I still have lots to do in the office, but I’m willing to do overtime. Hmm….thank you so much Ms. Beth for helping us out of our shell. This brilliant idea of yours will really help improve everyone’s talent and skill. More power!

  25. knightsmom says:

    I actually signed up! Don’t know how to add photos though 😦

  26. Diane says:

    I will be watching and sewing along! I’ve often thought that Project Runway should try refashions – this is such a great idea!!!!

  27. Susan says:

    Sounds like fun! How many weeks will the competition run? If you have a past refashion that fits into the theme of the week, could you submit that? Or, do they have to be new, “unblogged” refashions? BTW, love your refashions!

    • Hi Susan,
      The competition will be four weeks with four different challenges. The challenges will all be announced at the beginning so everyone will know what to look for when thrifting or cleaning out their closets. I think for the sake of challenging ourselves to make new things, the refashion should be an unblogged refashion with before and after pictures of course. Thanks for your support in this new adventure!!!

  28. Magda E. says:

    why not? I just filled the form! =D

  29. sandra deprey says:

    refashion and up cycling unwanted clothes into another purpose is becoming more popular in todays lifestyles…more people need to know how simple it all can be! This is going to be fun and a great beginning for some, THANKS for hosting such an event.
    sandra deprey
    Frenchville, Maine

  30. vjstracener says:

    This is a truly awesome idea!

  31. Lauren says:

    I am in! Tho had some issues submitting things on the form. Let me know if there are any problems. It was supposed to be 2 links to my favorite refashions.

  32. Kathy Guerin says:

    Ok…how do I attach the pics? Maybe I can’t do it from my phone??

  33. zibergirl says:

    I’ve filled in the application for the contest. I had some trouble, but I think it went through. My before and after pics are here:
    Sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for hosting this. I would love to participate.

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  35. How many refashion outfits would we have to do when we enter?

  36. jasperizer says:

    This competition idea is great!-will not be participating but I can’t wait to see the entries! Good luck to each and everyone of you bloggers 🙂

  37. Anonymous says:

    Dear RS,
    I have just joined the group. Barbara inspired me with her turmeric tee! I sewed a lot in my teens and twenties. Since becoming a mom and a very busy professional special educator I’ve left that life a little behind. My children are now older teenagers, and I feel like I have a bit more time to discover some of my past hobbies. I love this “renegade” sewing group. I also love thrift stores, so it’s the perfect “fit”. My daughter has sewn a little and this will be fun to get us going! She was just talking about her ripped jeans, so I will share with her the jean mending piece. Here’s to sewing! Lenore

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