Week 1 Drafting

I don’t know if it is because I used to be hella into geometry and bio or the years as a theatre tech, but I love diagrams.  Normally when I sew from scratch I don’t begin by sketching the finished product.  That stays in my head and the first thing put to paper are my primary plans for the pattern pieces.  In normal circumstances I label them much more meticulously, but I’m working under time constraints here.  So you’ll have to forgive me. Ah, there is nothing quite like the…

Week 1: Setup/Sketch

This week the contestants of Project Runway were given the solid starting theme of creating a piece that represented them as a designer.  They were limited to five fabrics.  Ha!  Super easy for me to emulate. I figure “who I am as a designer” is someone with basic sewing skills, who likes cunning detail in simple pieces.  Read: can’t do anything too ambitious unless I want to over-extend myself, have to remember that “cunning” does not mean “excessive” and heaven knows I love couture, but I also like things to…

Who does not love talking about their clothes?

Since Project Runway contestants showed off a little bit of their closets, I figured I’d do the same. We have a teensy bedroom closet and the limited space keeps me in line, making sure that what I have is what I use. I’m crazy into layering, so all of my different knit tops are arranged by sleeve length, stacked onto a shelf. I wish I could hang everything, but I just don’t have the space. Lately I’ve been shooting outfit-of-the-day (OOTD) pictures. It’s kept me even more aware of what…

Here we go, here we go

Welcome to what is probably one of the more ridiculous things I’ve ever decided to do. I plan to follow season seven of Project Runway and play along at home, meeting the same challenges as the contestants and creating a look a week.  I’ve modified the rules a little, to accommodate working full time, not having corporate sponsorship and playing by myself.  You can read my plan of action here. What makes this particularly humorous, beyond the sheer scope of the work, is that I’ve never actually watched an episode…