Thursday, 31 July 2014

Project Project Runway 2014 - Episode 1 - The Judges Decide

You read that title correctly. I've been pulled back into Project Project Runway.

And I couldn't be happier. I love making doll clothes! :D

Lane came to me last week and asked if I could make some more clothes for her growing Barbie collection. You might remember that some of the last Project Project Runway creations had to be sewn onto my "models" at the last moment and therefore were unusable as wardrobe clothes when Lane is playing.

This season, I'm going to concentrate on finishing again. All those little details like hems and collars and sleeves that I sometimes don't think about when making on this small scale. I'm also going to try to make the outfits removable so that Lane can use them for all her Barbies in the future.

Phew! That's a tall order! I've stocked up on tiny hooks and eyes, snaps and Velcro for this piddly, tiny little job.

Last Thursday was the season premiere of Project Runway, so today is reveal day for the Project Project Runway designers.

The challenge?

"Challenge - The Judges Decide
The goal of Project Runway is to make it to show at Fashion Week Spring, so show the judges one Spring look you would show if you won." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I went in search of a model and found Amber ready and willing to be a model for me again this season. Yay!

I rummaged around in my fabric stash and found a pale pink, light and flowy chiffon-type fabric. I layered it several times so that nothing inappropriate was showing and then got to work creating a springtime dress.

I started with a simple sheath dress and added some interesting sleeve straps. Then I added an overskirt and a belt to tie it all together. As per my promise, I hemmed everything and finished the sleeves and the belt as much as I could. I also made the dress to close at the back with Velcro.

I think this dress looks so cute on Amber. Light and flowy and fun for spring.

I think the belt could have been a little more delicate. I'm not totally sold on the wideness of it (especially how it ties at the back), but Lane needs wide strings in order to be able to tie them with her tiny 5 year old learning fingers. I attached the belt to the dress so that it doesn't get lost.

We were advised to choose from the Aldo Accessory Wall for our runway show.

I chose these pretty Broawen earrings with a touch of pink in them so bring out the pale pink of my dress.

I think the finished look came together very well.

What do you think? Would you like to join in on the Project Project Runway fun? Visit this link to get all the details on how to join.

And check out the Flickr Group for all the Project Project Runway designers new designs.

1 comment:

kat said...

Oh, actually making them removable?! You have a season ahead of you. I think your look is fabulous, definitely would beat mine for a top spot, the judges would love the details. You also found the right earrings!