Monday, September 9, 2019

Season 21 Judges

It's with great pride and awe that I introduce you to this Season's guest judges.

Designers on Project Run & Play have been judged in different ways through the years.  The current judging format is as follows:

1/3 score = public voting
1/3 score = panel of past Project Run & Play designers
1/3 score = celebrity guest judge of the week

The hope is for this new scenario to cast light on the quality of the designer's work rather than their popularity.  This will hopefully ensure a positive experience for everyone, and the prizes awarded fairly on merit, rather than following size.

Celebrity Judges:

Meet the celebrity guest judges for Season 21!  It's a great honor to have these superstars in the European sewing community evaluating the designers' creations.



Melissa is a prolific and extremely talented seamstress in the sewing community and the author of Melly Sews and designer behind Blank Slate Patterns.  She provides inspiration in instruction for many wishing to sew for themselves.  One of the most talented people out there, you really will want to follow her on Instagram


We just can't get enough of Delia!  She's been a superstar on Project Run & Play over and over again, and continues to be one of our biggest supporters.  The designer behind Delia Creates, not only is she a talented seamstress, but a knitter,   fabric designer, and maker of all the things.  Be sure to follow her on Instagram for tons of gorgeous inspiration coming at you from the Pacific Northwest.


Jess of Lil Luxe Collection is no stranger to Project Run & Play either!  She swept the field in her Season, and designs the most memorable children's sewing patterns.  Find her on Instagram here for tons of cute kids in stylish (handmade!!) clothing.


Amber of Damask Love is one of the most upbeat, delightful bloggers in the sewing community.  You can expect to find bright colors, big smiles, and fun projects from Amber's talented brain.  If she looks familiar, it's probably because you've seen her on television where she is a regular force for the do-ability of DIY!  Be sure to follow her on Instagram too.

The judging format is as follows:

Weekly Panel of Judges 

This scenario casts light on the quality of the designer's work rather than their popularity.  This format has ensured a positive experience for everyone in the past few Seasons, and the prizes awarded fairly on merit, rather than size of following.



Hayley comes to us from Welcome to the Mouse House.  She was a designer on Season 5 and Mini Season 1.  The Janie Dress and the Sydney Pinafore are her genius patterns, and can be found in the Project Run & Play shop!  It's a true honor to have Hayley make time in her busy life (follow along on Instagram!) for Project Run & Play.




Kelly comes to us from Handmade Boy.  She was a designer on Season 17 and is pretty much the uncontested boy sewing expert!  You can find her on Instagram here.  One thing Kelly makes perfectly clear is that boy sewing can be FUN.  It's so exciting to have her on the panel of judges for 2019.




Celina comes to us from Petit A Petit + Family.  She was a designer on Season 9 and proved that it pays to stay true to your own style every time!  The Tip Top Dress &  TunicAzur Reversible Swimsuit, and Loverall Dungarees patterns are all her designs and can be found in the Project Run & Play shop.  You can follow Celina's mega artistic account on Instagram.  It's incredible to have her make time in her busy life for Project Run & Play.



It's such an honor to have these talented ladies giving their time and effort on the behalf of Project Run & Play.  Please thank them by following them on social media, and reading and commenting on their blogs!

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