Thursday, 4 August 2011

Project Project Runway: Come As You Are Challenge Results

Well the big reveal time has come!

It's Runway Day for Project Project Runway.

I'm fairly happy with my first project. You can click on the above photo to enlarge. The shoes I chose from the Piperlime accessory wall were these ivory coloured beauties. I think they go well with my new outfit styling. I left my model in a cute ponytail (mostly because I'm terrified of pulling out the elastic and having to deal with the consequences - ack!)

As you remember, we were allowed to work with pajama material and white cotton.

I got off to a decent start, but had trouble with the closures. I finally settled on plastic snaps for this particular outfit.

Here is Aurora modelling my final creation in front of the window.

I like the ruffly skirt and the weird strappy thing at the top. The top is a little ill fitting. Heidi would ask about poor Aurora's boobs I'm sure. The darts on the front of the top aren't exactly right.

And the back?

Eep! Choosing snaps had serious drawbacks for the back of this ensemble in the way of crookedness. I will learn to use something different next time. And the skirt looks like it's bustled. I wasn't exactly going for that look, but I wouldn't let anyone know that in front of the judges. So yes! I totally meant for it to look bustled at the back. Gives it a fun, flirty look don't you think? *wink*

Overall, I think it's a pretty cute dress.

And there was only one "bad model" incident this week with Aurora. In the middle of a fitting, she said that she was going outside for a cigarette (bad habit!). She had been gone a long time, so I went to look for her. Well, she had found some friends and taken off for a joyride with my outfit on! :O

At least she arrived safely back to the workroom unharmed, but look at the way the skirt is all folded up in this pic of her on her little joyride. Yipes, it still has pins in it!


Well, we made it to Runway #1 without too much incident. I didn't have to send a naked model down the walk to wow the judges hehehe.

I can't wait to see what the next challenge has in store.


PS: if you want to see other entries, check out the Flickr group pool. So many great designs.


And I'm sharing this project with a bunch of crafty people:
Fantabulous Friday - Momma's Kinda Crafty
Friday Favs - Nap Time Crafters
The More The Merrier Monday - The DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Hoo's Got Talent? - Night Owl Crafting
Link Party #65 - Tea Rose Home


kolotosa said...

Clearly, you need to make her some panties so she has something a little more modest to flash when getting in and out of these cars she's joyriding in!

Great work on the dress; I can imagine how fiddly it must have been. It looks really cute!

kat said...

Great work on the first challenge. Sounds like your model is going to be a handful!

Pinkzilla said...

Maybe you could try velcro closings for next time? That is what I used because I noticed that is what they did with the dress my model came with.

Kathleen said...

This dress is super cute. I had lots of trouble with my top too. Boy, do you have your hands full!

shopgirl said...

I like the strap over one shoulder. And the skirt overlay. Your model needs to dial back the drama, no? I had to assign a chaperone to my model, and keep her in jury sequestering type of circumstances, or she would have gone out to 'play' with her friend as well. Her friend is a MESS now. !

Jessica Hanley said...

A little too short for me, but I'm sure Heidi would love it!

Tawny said...

Thank you everyone!

Yes, my model is being a bit of a drama queen. I think maybe assigning a chaperone is just the thing! :D

And yes, I thought the skirt might be too short as well. I know Heidi would like it (although I'd have to add more sparkles to really lock in her vote). Aurora sold it on the runway though :D

Emms said...

I love this outfit! I would wear it myself - bustle and all! said...

My grandmother would make my barbie dolls clothes all the time. I still have some & my girls play with them now. Love this! :) I think it turned out really cute. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog.. if you haven‘t already. ;) Hope to see you there. {I’m a new follower, too}. :)


Tanya Anurag said...

I love Barbies and as a little girl I always wanted to have a box full of dresses for my doll. This post reminds me of those days.

You did a great job with that dress. It must not have been very easy to stitch such a small dress.

We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.