Week 12: Setup/Sketch

At least the challenges are ending with some fun. The theme this week was to be inspired by Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey Circus. Since I have not been to a circus in AGES I just looked up pictures in the Life magazine archives on Google. I’m using for inspiration this great (probs high-speed Ektachrome) shot and this cute one of a circus university from the 1950s. Here’s my sketch, it’s a terribly rough idea right now and the only for sure thing is the shirt/blouse/top bit: To get…

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 8: Setup/Sketch

Pretty simple theme this week, design a look around one of the elements—wind, water, air or fire.  I was totally going to do heart, as suggested, but realised that it would probs end up too much like Dsquared2.  So I decided to go with air. I’m kind of thinking about like, Mercury/Hermes and the wing shoe things and swift messenger. Reffing lightly the silhouettes of ladies in the ’40s who worked on planes, sort of.  Maybe it’s too superhero-y, but shit—that’s what I like! Eat it convention! (now I just…

Week 7: Setup/Sketch

Oh man! Kind of stoked about this week’s challenge: making something with materials sourced from a hardware store. Plus! An accessory.  Shoot, I have pretty much tonnes of that sort of thing lying about already.  Rock. Probs using primarily the beautiful stuff known as fiberglass window screen, which I do have a small roll of (sourced from a screen door I found on the side of the road years ago), though I totally bought another roll when I saw they were only five bucks.  Fun! Also! Splurged (all of another…

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…