Monday, February 27, 2012

Save the Dates (Auditions, A New Season, and other Announcements)

Ok Ladies...it's time to get serious...so strap on your gear, we've got some work to do!

First of all AUDITIONS FOR SEASON 4 START IN ONE WEEK!!!!
Here's how things will work: 
*On Monday, March 5th a linky party will be posted here at Project Run and Play.
*Anyone who would like to be a contestant for Season 4 (Which will start April 9th) can upload a photo to the link party.
*Each person can upload 1 photo. (Just 1 photo please:)
*The photo should be of an article of children's clothing that you have made. 
*The link party will be open until Thursday, March 8th at 5:00p.m. (MST)
*Our judges will select their top 5 choices from the linky party.
*On Friday, March 9th those choices will be revealed and voting will begin!!!!
*Voting will take place from Friday morning until Sunday, March 11th at 10:00 p.m. (MST)
*The two designers with the most votes will be announced Monday, March 12th.  (And those 2 designer will be contestants in Season 4!)

We are SO EXCITED about this!!!
After seeing all the excellent photos uploaded to the Flicker group we KNEW we had to do some open auditions and we seriously can't wait to see what pops up in the linky party.

What's coming up this week?
To help inspire us all and to get our creative juices flowing we are going to spend the rest of the week knee deep in tutorials.  Each day will be a different article of clothing---shirts, pants, skirts, and dresses---and each day will be filled with links to some of our favorite tutorials from some of our favorite people.  It's going to be fun.

What's coming up in the future?
Here's a look into the next few months...
*March---auditions, meeting the designers, giveaways, and tutorials
*April and May---PR&P Season 4
*June---PR&P goes international with insights from around the globe on making and designing children's clothing. (um.....so, so excited about this!)
*July---PR&P "Skirting the Issue" Event.  (Information about this will be forth coming---just know that it is going to be AWESOME...I am out of my mind excited about this--- Honestly, I can't wait.  There are just a few more details we have to iron out...oh, it's going be so excellent!)

Some additional Questions (with the answers) you might have:
When does Season 4 begin?
Monday, April 9th
Will there be a Sew Along Group again with Season 4?  
You better believe it!  That was one of the best parts of season 3!  And yes there will be weekly sew along winners with prizes!
Who are the other contestants for Season 4?
We can't tell...not yet...they have been invited and they are FANTASTIC.  (Really, it's a great group of women...cool and fun and talented...really they are just great.)
Why have we "invited" some contestants and then holding "auditions" for others?
We have said it before (and will probably say it again) it is important to us to have a variety of perspectives and aesthetics during each season.  By "inviting" different bloggers we already know their designs and that way can showcase different styles and hope to inspire anyone with a desire to sew. 
Do we accept sponsors?
Yes, we accept (and appreciate very much) sponsors.
Potential sponsors just need to #1---Have to do with sewing or children's clothing and
#2---Contact us at simplesimonandco (at) gmail (dot) com

WheW!  Ok, I think that is all for today...that was a lot of information.
Now, go get your machines started.  We are dying to see what all of you make!   


12 comments :

  1. Well, I am super excited to see what is in store for this year! Sounds very exciting and tiring! Bravo to all you women who are contending to be a contestant. And thank you to the Simple Simon sisters who are putting all this on! It is greatly appreciated! I am just surprised (and very glad) that you are starting another season so quickly-yae! This blog was the first one I would read every day!

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  2. Only 1 photo??? EEK! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! ~Stephanie

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  3. How exciting!! I can't wait to see what is in store. This blog always provides me with so much inspiration!!

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  4. can't wait to see all the new clothes:)

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  5. So excited!

    Question.... can it be an item of clothing that we previously made or does it have to be new this week!?

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  6. Mouse House:
    It does NOT have to be new this week. It can be any previously sewn article of clothing---even something you linked up to the FLicker group!

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  7. Oh how fun! Hopefully you will do it again in future seasons so I can try to compete! (I have promised myself I will be good and not try for this season so that I am not potentially super crazy in the last 8 weeks of my last semester at college, and leading up to our move.)

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  8. I really want to try but I feel like my skill is no where near the rest.

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  9. Never done a link party before... does the one picture link to a post on our blog of more pictures? Also, I know some contestants are amazing and sew an entire outfit probably down to the underwear! Are you looking then for just one article of clothing or one outfit?

    Thanks!

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  10. What about international entries? Are they allowed?

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  11. Just to clarify: auditions are monday to thursday... right?! >._.<

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