Thursday, August 4, 2011

Project Project Runway

Challenge #1 – “Come As You Are”

You can use either the clothes your model is currently wearing OR a 10″ x 10″ square of fabric similar to your own pajamas. On top of that, you can use a handkerchief worth of white cotton or cotton-ploy blend fabric. The standard woman’s handkerchief is 10″ x 10″. You can manipulate the fabric anyway you want with dye, fabric paint, etc… You can also add things like buttons, velcro, and trims.

Time Limit – 18 hours (spend no more than that amount of time working on your design)

Okay I started with some pajama pants that I wanted to make into shorts anyway, and a 10x10 square of pillowcase fabric.

I then made the little pleats for the top of the dress and the jacket out of the pillowcase, and the main body of the dress out of the pants. And here is the final look!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Getting back in the swing.

Summer has been a fun time filled with swimming and playing and not much sewing. But I just registered my new 1st grader and I am eager to get back to sewing! I am planning on re-creating a look from Pushing Daisies.

And this is the fabric and pattern for my version.

Well here is hoping that it will turn out well.