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:
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The More The Merrier Monday - The DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Hoo's Got Talent? - Night Owl Crafting
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