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…

Week 5: Setup/Sketch

The challenge this week was to make a dress that would be worn by Heidi Klum for April 2010 cover of Marie Claire.  Designers were reminded that it’s three seconds for a consumer to see and decide whether to buy an issue at the news stand, so the dress had to be eye-catching. Can I make a confession?  I do not think I’ve ever read Marie Claire.  It’s rated in my mind as like, a hip mom fashion mag.  I read W for my pretty picture needs and I think…

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…

Week 3: Setup/Sketch

PRPA Week 3: Sketch Oh man, the first team challenge.  For my adaptation I’ve roped in the skillz of Chase, the A to my Z.  We’ve collabed before, but for the first part of this challenge—designing a “signature piece” as inspired by the modern fashion collections at the Met—it’s all him. I gave Chase thirty minutes to whip me up a sketch and in about five he brings me the following design and an explanation of the idea.  “I am not great at drawing people,” he says.  I realise now…