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Project Runway-Season5

psc28 | Posted in General Discussion on

For those who are interested , I just happened to read that Project Runway-Season 5 starts tonight ( Wednesday-July 16)on Bravo at 9PM in my area ( Florida)

Edited 7/16/2008 1:59 pm ET by psc28


  1. DONNAKAYE | | #1

    Drat!!  I missed it?  Doesn't everyone agree that Project Runway has put home sewing back on the map?

    1. Ralphetta | | #2

      They usually repeat it several times during the week, so you can still catch it, I bet. Yes, I think it's created interest in sewing. Until recently the only connection to sewing young people seemed to make, was to some elderly relative who sewed. Now, they see it in a different light with young people creating wild imaginative things. It seems to interest all ages: very young children, teenagers of both sexes and more "mature" folk, like us. Hooray

    2. tweediebe | | #3

      Hello All !  I would like to add my 2$ (inflation) in to this forum, the PROJECT RUNWAY show has alot going for it. Anyone who has sewn for others, plays, costumes, deadlines, etc, etc... KNOWS the frustration of the moment and the relief when everything goes off ok.  I truly get a big kick out of it. Now, I can look back on those days and be glad for my experiences. Today my "sewing" takes on new meaning as my "art"..  The creative process is ART and my fellow artists and I know that the talent on ...Runway" exceeds more than I will accomplish but is great to see none the less. Enjoy it , create as you can, be inspired ...

      1. Mo_in_MO | | #5


        Yes, I agree that sewing is art.  I teach a beginning Art Quilt group and Wearable Art.  I have been sewing and doing hand work on fabric for over 60 yr. and my grandmother, father and mother started me out at age 5 to the wonders of creating. I have watched Project Runway since the first and was very impressed with the work of Austin Scarlett in the first show when he made the dress by sewing corn husks together and his eveningware was wonderful.  I watched the gal start dyeing and putting things together and thought she has the idea of what the whole challenge is.  When her design came down the runway I told my DH that she would nail it.  My favorite part of the Threads mag is the back of the cover when they show vintage garments Up Close.  You now see fabric stores playing to the young sewers  again and Sewing machines priced for the beginning sewers.  We almost lost a generation to non sewing.  The RTW seems to be cookie cutter designs and kids only remember grandmothers sewing.  When my sons married I got both their wives and MIL's back to sewing first with clothing then quilting.  Since I quilt they all would want one and I started taking them to shops for fabric then to choose their patterns then to help cut out and finally to hand piece or to sew blocks together.  Project Runway has by being on TV  started a new wave of sewing and I am happy to see the young designers given a chance.  Sewing and creating has always been what I do but it was not my career which was nursing.  Perhaps that is why I continue to sew every day in retirement.

  2. dressed2atee | | #4

    I love this show!!!  I started with Season 2 and I'm totally hooked.  I love to see all of the re-runs.  I can relate to working under pressure, but I don't think I'd be able to do it with the cameras rolling!!!!!

    I made a project runway knockoff last year for a prom.  One of "Uli's" designs.  Season 5 looks like it will be great.  Season 4's contestants disappointed me a bit.  At first they all seemed like they were very talented/experienced, but that proved to be false very quickly.

    I've already seen the first show 2 1/2 times!!!

    Yes, it has brought sewing to the forefront.  Because of all of the people who try out...I now realize that sewing has not died.  It just didn't have a way of making itself known in the mainstream.  They get thousands of applicants.  There are also several fashion design schools (Baltimore, Philly, NY) that are churning out designers left and right!  I just wish they would bring sewing back to middle schoolers!

    That's were we come in----we each have to teach someone to sew!

    Happy sewing!  Keep the "gift" alive!

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