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« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2008 04:34:46 PM »

NiinaMaria, that's an interesting thought.  I respect your concern for matching skill levels.  One of my favorite things about Craftster is that it wecomes creative people from a variety of backgrounds.  My concern is that including questions about education levels might suggest that a self-trained or amateur designer, or simply an avid follower of fashion, couldn't create something lovely and professional--which I don't believe is true.

I'm planning on matching people according to several questions about style influences (as well as practical concerns like shipping preferences and allergies). 

What do other voices have to say?
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« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2008 07:32:51 PM »

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NiinaMaria, that's an interesting thought.  I respect your concern for matching skill levels.  One of my favorite things about Craftster is that it wecomes creative people from a variety of backgrounds.  My concern is that including questions about education levels might suggest that a self-trained or amateur designer, or simply an avid follower of fashion, couldn't create something lovely and professional--which I don't believe is true.

I'm planning on matching people according to several questions about style influences (as well as practical concerns like shipping preferences and allergies).

What do other voices have to say?
Well I agree but I think people can rate their own skills, like I would rate myself as an intermediate with some education
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« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2008 02:03:24 AM »

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NiinaMaria, that's an interesting thought.  I respect your concern for matching skill levels.  One of my favorite things about Craftster is that it wecomes creative people from a variety of backgrounds.  My concern is that including questions about education levels might suggest that a self-trained or amateur designer, or simply an avid follower of fashion, couldn't create something lovely and professional--which I don't believe is true.

I'm planning on matching people according to several questions about style influences (as well as practical concerns like shipping preferences and allergies).

What do other voices have to say?
Well I agree but I think people can rate their own skills, like I would rate myself as an intermediate with some education

That sounds good. And was actually what I meant but once again my communication skills leaves a lot to be desired.
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« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2008 08:43:06 PM »

I'm just delighted by the idea of this swap... though a bit lacking in confidence over my skills at creating a couture-worthy piece. (Though the many seasons of Project Runway - and Project Catwalk - could provide some inspiration in that department! [I actually like Catwalk better, even though the challenges aren't as fun, because the London fashion sense tends to the more extreme!]) But that's beside the point. I MAY end up just watching, depending.... (depending on what's going on in my life too!)

And my 2 cents: the "rate your own skills" seems a better alternative to the question about training, because I definitely think some self-trained seamstresses can be just as good as school-trained seamstresses! Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2008 09:03:20 PM »

This sounds awesome... I'm actually planning on going out for project runway in a couple of years... so this is perfect for me!
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« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2008 03:20:54 AM »

The best I would be able to do is a Giles Deacon inspired knit ( http://lupinbunny.blogspot.com/2007/09/get-your-knits-on-giles-deacon.html ).  That would be terribly expensive, even for just doing it myself.

I'll look forward to stalking the gallery when that happens.  I don't really have the skills to create anything worthy.
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« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2008 06:59:02 AM »

Definitely an interesting idea and tempting to get me back into the sewing mode - but at the moment I really don't think I can commit the time to create something stunning enough. Cheesy
Will keep an eye on the outcomes though!
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« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2008 09:53:59 AM »

I'm so glad so many of you are interested!  Keep in mind that this swap is all about being *inspired* by couture...I can tell you that I for one will not being making a couture gown!  Now, maybe a nice Prada-inspired envelope clutch, or a lovely knitted wrap...  This is all about using the skills we currently have--at whatever level we are!--to create things inspired by our favorite designers.   Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2008 01:07:31 PM »

Are the sign-ups starting soon?
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« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2008 01:19:58 PM »

Are the sign-ups starting soon?


Sure!  I'll post them in a few days--they'll be open through mid-January or so to accommodate holiday diversions... 

We're going to have a great group!!
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