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…

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 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 5: Finished!

Ugh, I am sick of “make a pretty dress” challenges.  I deviated from my sketch out of boredom and nearly ennui’d myself into sewing a shit pile.  No more zippers ever.  Is that okay?  After this any pretty dress challenge is going to get the sewing equivalent of cold connections.  Here’s my pattern plot for the dress.  I didn’t even thumbnail sketch the changed idea, I just went straight to the pattern, as is my normal way of doing things: So, eye catching and spring.  How’s pink and bright blue? …

Week 3: Done!

It was fated that a two-day/two-garment episode would fall on a weekend I had to go do big, longer than expected errands in the city.  Between that and a forty-minute nap that mysteriously ended up lasting three hours, most of my work time for one day was wasted.  Ugh. Then I had my first sewing failure (which I only took this crappy snap of before tearing it apart).  Plus there was the partial failure of the high-end look.  But, as a friend pointed out, it couldn’t be worse than the…