Thursday, 6 September 2012

Project Project Runway #7 - Oh My Lord and Taylor

This week's challenge:

Create an cocktail or evening dress to fit into the Lord and Taylor Project Runway Capsule Line while still showing your own design style.


You are designing for the woman who loves fashion. She is sophisticated, stylish and has good taste. The dress needs to be designed simply enough to be manufactured. (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I went for the sort of red colours and made an evening dress. 

A little bit lighter than the other looks in the collection.  So I might get dinged for that.

I tried to model Pencil the same way the mannequins in the challenge were posed.  Did anyone else get distracted by the weird "flying" mannequins.  Their hands were placed back and up.  Just weird.

Anyway, I had a bit of trouble with this challenge.  I didn't want my model to walk down the runway naked, but this fabric was super sheer.  I was able to double it up for the top.  For the bottom, I originally designed the bottom layer to be on the top so that you would see the bottom layers underneath it because it was cut longer.  But I couldn't get it to look sleek and even on top.  It just looked like I would have to belt the waist to achieve the look I was going for.  So after fussing with it for a long time, I decided to put the top layer underneath.

Much better.  It got rid of the bunching at the waist and eliminated the need for a belt.  Phew!
I chose this ring from the Accessory Wall to go with my ensemble.

What do you think?  A little too soft looking to fit in really well with this others in this collection?  Yeah... that's what I thought too.  But it's still one of my very favourite designs from this season.  Pencil looks so good in it!

To check out the other designers this week, please visit the Flickr page.

1 comment:

kat said...

I think it is gorgeous & a perfect summer dress really. I love the detail at the bottom and the fit at the neck.