Thursday, October 27, 2011

officially Aufed

I'm going to officially Auf myself for this season.  The Christmas projects are piling up and I really must concentrate on getting them done for now.

I'm really hopeing Viktor wins.  His collection is stunning.  If you go visit tomandlorenzo you can see all of the collections plus the decoy collections.

See you next season!

Friday, October 7, 2011

the lack of a runway project

<sigh>  Another week without a runway show for you.  A quilt class, an out of town guild meeting and getting ready for a retreat this weekend have taken up all of my time this week.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Image is everything challenge

This week the designers were tasked with designing for the members of an up and coming rock band, the Sheepdogs.

I designed a slim fit t-shirt with mid-length sleeves and a pair of tie dyed jeans.  The tie dye runs length wise on the jeans giving a lean look to our model.

The next time I'm in the store I'm going to have to get some ball point needles.  I have universal point needles and they still skip really bad on knits.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

the "real woman" challenge

The designers were challenged to design an outfit for a non model using ideas from their husbands and boyfriends.

So, I asked my husband and I got a blank look.  So I decided I would like a look I could wear to a winter party.

The biggest challenge I've discovered so far is working in the small scale.  Most of the fabrics I'd like to use are too stiff or ravel too bad in the smaller scale.

As always, the accessories are from the wall.

Friday, September 16, 2011

"Can't we all just get along?"

This weeks challenge was to design your own fabric.  Due to my personal time constraints this week instead of actually creating my own fabric I hunted for a fabric that I could have designed.  This piece is just swirled colors.  I had enough of the print for a skirt and I paired it with a fine knit, short sleeve sweater.

I was actually finished with the garment last night but by the time I was finished I lost the light for photos.  It's hard enough to get a decent photo in natural light!

Her accessories.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Art challenge

Is not going to happen this week.  I had two classes at quilt guild plus the meeting and I'm getting ready to leave for a quilt retreat today.

See ya next week!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Balance challenge

This week's challenge was to design an outfit that would go with a pair of tennis shoes from Heidi's New Balance collection.  We were supposed to use suede or denim in our designs to go with the shoes.  Since I have neither in doll weight I used some of the fake leather from a previous challenge and we'll just pretend it's suede.

My model is wearing a halter and a kicky skirt with her tennis shoes.  Her accessories came from the Piperlime accessory wall.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

all about Nina!

This week's challenge was to design a day to evening look for Nina.  I made her a blue silk dress with a light weight cotton jacket.  The jacket is waist length and close fitting.  The dress has a deep V back.  I will send the model down the runway wearing the red pumps. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

girls on stilts!

This challenge was preformers on stilts.  The judges didn't like anything to costumy so I went with a day look.  I made a simple silk blouse over raw silk pants.  I had her hair styled sleek to go with her day look.  She would be wearing some simple gold studs for the complete day time look.

I used old Bic stick pens for stilts so I could stick her into the ground outside.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

pet store challenge

I don't have an actual pet store locally.  I have a pet aisle in Walmart.  It's kind of thin on "things" and heavy on pet food.  I started with a faux leather dog bandana and a rope dog toy.

Accessories from the Piperlime wall.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

first challenge!

This is the first doll dress I've made since I was a kid.  It has some "fit issues" but my granddaughter said "I'd totally wear that."  Good enough for me.

I wear cotton nightgowns and had one that didn't fit the way I like so I used it and didn't use any "sheet."

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Model change

So the Moxie doll came in the mail today.  I don't think she is the same one that was pictured in the listing.  This one has really ratty hair with pink marker streaks.  Her neck seems to be broken and she doesn't have any feet.

So I went to Wal-Mart and bought a Liv doll.  I also bought some essential clothes making notions, velcro, elastic and buttons.

Friday, July 22, 2011

5 day countdown!

Project Runway starts in 5 days.  This year I'm playing along.  I bought a Moxie doll and I'll be playing along with the challenges on the blog.

I have a giant tub of fabric and a lot of trim and ribbons.  My personal challenge will be to only use what I already have.