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 I should have told him to draw it on a demon or creature. It is me that’s going to wear the end result, after all.
It is, in fact, a solid idea, though I may need to procure some bukram or something.
The second piece is supposed to be a derivation of another team’s “signature piece”, interpreted in a more mass-market way. For simplicity’s sake I’m going to be all inspired by Chase’s design. For some reason I was super speedy and got these done in a quarter hour:
And you know you can click the images for bigger, right?
In the episode, contestants get a $500 to create their signature look and 10% of that ($50) for the simple one. Which I’m going to laugh at and say that I doubt the total cost of the fabric for both my pieces will come anywhere near half the lowest price limit.
I’ll be working on both pieces at the same time, since I’m under particular time constraints. All definitive stages of fitting and sewing the signature look will be supervised by or run past Chase. It is his design, but the guy hasn’t sewn more than a quick hem in years, so I’ll be the one to make it, sticking as close as I can to his original vision.