Refashion Runway Season Four: Meet the Judges


I showed up and I didn’t know a soul. To be honest, it was a bit frightening. Wandering through those long halls alone, I wondered if I’d ever feel comfortable there.

But then SHE came strutting down the upper hallway of Central Elementary wearing a jumpsuit from Indonesia covered in sunflowers and little did I know that my world would never be the same.

Meet Linda:

Fashionista extraordinaire, couture seamstress, my stunt double (especially when I need a shot of a great pair of gams) and one of my best friends. She has lovingly volunteered to be one of the Judges this season.

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Linda doesn’t have a blog, but if she did, she would totally blow you away with her outfit color choices, jewelry, and combinations of her outfits of the day.

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She even does quite a bit of refashioning herself. Check out this cool rug she made from old jeans:

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Thanks so much Linda, for agreeing to be one of the judges this season!

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Now meet the inspiring Laura Hargrove from The Accidental Seamstress. And I say inspiring for two reasons. One, she creates beautiful refashions and two, after following her own dieting mantra of making smart choices and keeping her own weekly goals, an energetic and happy Laura dropped 100 pounds and kept it off. WOW!

You might recognize her from Refashion Runway: Season Three.

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Thank you , Laura!

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Meet Sylvia Levkova who comes to us all the way from Bulgaria. I love how she calls herself Queen Sylvia! Now that’s confidence.:) She learned to sew on her Great Grandmother’s 1935 Singer and has been thrifting and refashioning since she was a kid. Check out her blog, Her Kitschy Majesty.

You might recognize her from Refashion Runway: Season Three, too.

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Thank you, Sylvia!

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If you’ve been following Refashion Runway since Season One then you might recognize another one of our judges, Barbara.

“Hello, I’m Barbara, AKA Zibergirl of Zibergirl.com . I
presently work part time for Lekala.co as a consultant, editor,
and customer service person. Earlier this year we launched a sister site,
Sewist.com. It’s an international social sewing site, with tons of features. I also
run a small business from my home providing sewing lessons, custom sewing, and
alterations. I’ve sewn practically all of my life, so I consider myself an expert
when it comes to construction, technique, and the use of all different types of
sewing machines. For fun, I love to make clothes for myself and family, and quilt.
Recently, I joined a huge online quilting group called The Splendid Sampler. I’m
provided with two quilt block designs each week so at the end of the year, I will
have made 100 blocks! I love learning new things and quilting has been on my bucket
list for awhile. I’m a big fan of upcycling and repurposing previously worn garments
and other textile items so I’m anxious to see what the All Stars will make during
during Season Four of Refashion Runway. Thank you, Beth, for the honor of helping to
judge the contest!”

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Thank you, Barbara!

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Well, there you have it. These judges definitely have their work cut out for them.

In addition to on-line public voting, they will be scoring the contestants as well. The on-line votes will count for half of the score and the judges scores will count for the other half. A winner will be determined by combining the two scores.
The judges will give each of the competitors a score of 1-10 (1 being the lowest and 10 the highest score) on the following areas:

Following the challenge
Originality
Craftsmanship
Design
Presentation

For a perfect score of 50 points.

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If you haven’t had a chance to vote for your favorite velvet refashion yet, click here.

And be sure to check out this Refashion Runway Prize Sponsor:

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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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4 Responses to Refashion Runway Season Four: Meet the Judges

  1. Great set of Judges – and I remember all the ladies who participated in other seasons. I noticed that Barbara gives private sewing lessons – man, I wish she lived here…….I would love to get some of those!🙂

  2. Becki moody says:

    I need more info about Linda’s boots? Boot covers? Regardless I totally love them!!

  3. Oh this post so put a smile on my dial. I am on a fabric tour of London and Shanghai with a friend and you’ve given me yet another reason to buy more stuff today!!!

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