Accepting Defeat

So. Clearly, I did not ultimately complete my project here.  After designing and posting five of my “final collection” looks, I posted no more.  Lots of things go into preventing a finish line from being crossed.  Having sewn twelve weeks straight, more or less, I was spent, pretty much. I did have several more designs drawn, but never coloured them.  Nor, um, scanned them and I recycled the sketches.  Go me.  Here’s the only one that I did scan, just imagine the same sorts of colour families as before: I…

Meology

Taking a cue from the fab Tom & Lorenzo, here’s a grid of the looks I’ve made during this whole ridic challenge: Well, not really a lot of overall themes here. There’s a lot of shoulder detail and plungy necklines that do not emphasize boobage, though there’s a lot of stuff up around the neck too, in forms of cowls and things. I am not someone who is anti-hip widening, as far as design goes, so short, full skirts are prevalent and probs the dominating silhouette.  It seems to be…

Week 9: Oops

Very much skipped this week.  Life decided to be more important than self-imposed internet challenges.  It wasn’t, frankly, a theme I cared for this week either.  New York’s various neighbourhoods do nothing for me. Only a handful of episodes left!  I’ve decided that for the Bryant Park final show equivalent I’ll just make one look and nicely illustrate the rest, ten looks in all.  I’m very much looking forward to being done. Next week the designers get to design a fabric that gets printed for them, I guess I’ll break…

Week 6: Setup/Sketch

Ugh, I have been getting my pride caught up in this when, like, DUH, I am not a seamstress and this is supposed to be fun.  Thank the fates for this next challenge—designing something for a 5-9 year old and—surprise! (not)—a complementary look for the accompanying model. So, I do not know children.  I know a couple of babies, but despite their recent frightening increase in mobility, school-age kids they’re not.  How to go about the challenge?  Well, I have smart friends.  And a muppet. Murray and I have a…

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…