Thursday, 25 August 2011

Project Project Runway: All About Nina Runway

*Sigh* This All About Nina challenge was tough. So tough that I actually thought about forfeiting this week and waiting for the next Project Project Runway challenge. At least you can do that in this version.

But since you can't do that on Project Runway, I decided to stick it out and make it work.

Seriously though, designing for Nina was rough. I would have much rather designed for my favourite fictional magazine employee - Miss Maxie Jones.

Isn't Kirsten Storms adorable? Even when she's trying to be a tough fashionista at Crimson Magazine? Love her. Would have loved to design for her.

And yes, I know she is a fictional character on General Hospital, so I'll stop dreaming now.

Back to the runway.

Here is Aurora wearing my design. And I would actually wear this ensemble! I'm happy with it. And this is the first outfit I've sewn for Project Project Runway that I can get off and on Aurora many times without struggle. I'm getting better at sewing Barbie sized clothes that I can keep for Lane to play with. I used Velcro for the closures this time and it worked perfectly.

The top is a simple black. I was going to add some bling on the shoulders, but I couldn't find any that didn't look tacky. See? I can edit my designs. I hope Nina will see that I'm growing as a designer and have an inner voice that tells me not to bejewel everything I touch.

Nina might decide that this design is a little too simple, but to her I say: "Wear these shoes." (From the Piperlime Accessory Wall)

Sexy! Daring! And yes, my design is a little plain, but at least it's acceptable to wear to work. I don't think plunging necklines and showing a ton of skin is a good idea for any workplace - no offense to the real designers on Project Runway of course ;)

Here is a close up of the pockets just because I really love them (even even they need a little thread trim). They actually work, although Aurora was born with a strange malformation which makes it impossible to bend her elbows enough to put her hands in the pockets. We won't call too much attention to that because she's a little sensitive.

Check out the runways here and here from last week's Stiltwalker challenge if you haven't already.
And follow along with the Project Project Runway designers this week in the Flickr group.


kat said...

Oh my gosh, I almost forfeited this week too. Its was harder than I was prepared for!

Jennie said...

I'm amazed - I think Nina would actually wear that! Good editing.