Thursday, 28 August 2014

Project Project Runway Challenge 5: The Klum of Doom

This week's challenge:

"Create a look for Heidi to wear on the red carpet at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. This is an elegant and sophisticated event. Blend your point of view with Heidi’s style. She likes unexpected, fashion forward and fearless looks. Do not make her end up on any worst dressed lists!" (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I decided that I wanted to make a green dress before I saw Amanda attempt one on the show. I had some really pretty pale green satin in my fabric stash that I thought would be perfect for Heidi's colouring.

Lane, playing the role of Heidi for this challenge, came into my workroom and decided that the green was nice, but it needed blue as well.

What?!! That threw me for a bit of a loop because I had a clean simple design in green all planned out and Lane wanted me to somehow incorporate blue into it?!!

So I went back to "Mood" (my fabric stash) and found some sort of matching pale blue satin.

Then I came up with this:


I realize this look resembles pajamas - fancy pajamas perhaps - but still pajamas.

I was going for a nice pale green dress with gathers at the top (or maybe pleats) and then have it cinch at the waist. Classic.

But then Lane/"Heidi" said stripes would be nice. So I tried to incorporate my design in with what she wanted.

Lane actually really loves this look. I think that the stripes ended up making the fabric too bulky to flow as much as I'd hoped it would. It ended up being more stiff at the top then I would have liked.

And the only thing this dress has that Heidi would like is that it's shiny. It's not slit up to the thigh. It's not open backed.

Bleh. Fail.

Oh well. At least it's sewn properly. It's top stitched and removable! So maybe I would land somewhere near middle/bottom. I'm fine with that this time. I'll pick myself up and start afresh with the next one.

In a funny side note. Lane was busy playing with her dolls yesterday and she had both this model wearing this dress (Barbie Ariel) and her larger Ariel doll playing together. I noticed something alarming about the big Ariel's dress and now understand why Lane was so insistent on Blue and Green together.

Bwahahahaha. And I can now see why stripes were so important as well.

I hate to admit it, but the toy company designed a better dress this time. :(

Anyhoo.... check out all the other Project Project Runway creations for Heidi in the Flickr Group.

1 comment:

kat said...

That is too funny! You almost sewed the same dress. Your client knew what she wanted for sure!