Thursday, 30 August 2012

Project Project Runway #6 - Fix My Friend

This week's challenge:

"Create a look for one of your friends (it can be someone who you think needs a little fashion help or just someone you’d like to design for). We’d love to see a photo of the friend you are designing for." (courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)


I chose my bestie.  She doesn't really need much fashion help, I just really wanted to design for her.

A little bit about Chelsea:
She works full time in a male centered kinda job.  She's an independent woman who has found her match in a wonderful man whom she married this past month. She's buff!  I mean - really sporty and really takes care of herself. Here is a link to the blog about her engagement photos.  Isn't she beautiful?

I wanted this design to show that part of her.  She tends to wear jeans and other work gear that hides her great bod.  And nothing that reflects the sporty side of her personality.

So I tried...

We all just about fell down in shock when Chelsea actually put on a dress for her wedding.  Not just a dress, but a fancy white dress with bows and crinoline.  EEEEE!!  But I knew that we wouldn't get her into a dress again, so I stuck with pants.

I made the top form fitting and yet comfortable and sporty.

I took a basic yoga type pant and added some cool stretchy tights underneath.  Then I made a cutout around the knees.  The edges being kind of like a faux garter strap.  Sorta sexy, but still comfortable and sporty again.

Hmmm she might actually wear this one.  I've been her friend for 26 years now and I still have no idea what she'll actually wear hehehe.

The outfit was pretty safe this week.  Nothing too out there design wise.  So I'd probably be somewhere in the middle.  At least I used a little colour!

And for your amusement - here is a photo of me, my little sister and Chelsea circa 1987.  We were playing dress up and I happened to dress her up as a sporty cheerleader.  A running theme with me?  Possibly.

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1 comment:

Just Crafty Enough said...

The cut-out at the knees is very interesting. I like how it brings the patterns together.