Week 11: Finished!

I freely admit to not trying very hard this week.  This has been kind of a lackluster season as far as challenges go and I was totes not in the mood for another “make a pretty dress” theme. So this is the least time I’ve spent on a challenge so far and it shows. Problems: The wrap around strap thing doesn’t fit well. The bottom hem is kind of weird (almost good weird, but not quite). The ruched bit on the side doesn’t really work. I was very much not…

Week 11: Setup/Sketch

So boring.  Clearly, because I’ve had this sketch since the episode aired and am only now posting it. “Red Carpet” means “pretty dress”. What-ever.  I mean, traditionally, kind of awesome, but that’s history all crammed together. And there’s like a million kinds of red carpet. Anyway.  We’re going to interpret this as “inoffensive dress”. I’m doing it in crayon yellow though.

Week 4: Pattern/Fitting

The actual form of this dress is very simple.  There’s an over-dress layered over the same shape under, black-brown over red. I waited ages for the other apartments to be done with the dryer so I could do the final rinse and dry of the length of fabric I’d dyed red.  Giving up, I cut out and sewed what will be the over-dress, still undyed.  I was filled with total terror about the fitting, OMiG foreign measurements!  During our break at work I got Amanda in it and marked what…

Week 4: Setup/Sketch

After the pain in my ass that was week three, I am looking forward to this challenge.  It’s a “real woman” one, the tear-jerking twist being that they’ve all been impacted by heart disease, the sponsor tie-in being that they’ve got to work Campbell Soup’s logo and whatnot in.  As the winning look barely used the Campbell-branded fabric (which I do not have access to), I’m not going to overly concern myself with the last bit.  The first part I totally have down. A co-worker of mine, Amanda (who is…