In the spirit of actually enjoying myself with this challenge I used mostly knits. Also they were on sale and I cannot resist on-sale knits. This was also so Murray could have a real shirt that he could slip on over his giant head, unlike the dickie-attached-to coat ensemble he came in. In the same vein I decided against buttons on the vest—if this was for a real kid the less formal look of it would work pretty well.
I was happily surprised by how well the ruffley neck bits for the other top went and the result isn’t too marmy, which his style totally can be. I think the structure of the underbust vest helps some with that.
So this was a confidence-raiser for me, simple fabrics I like, working with a ridiculous puppet. I don’t think it’s too Target (which was an issue for one of the PR contestants), but could be too motley (which was an issue for another PR contestant).
- Too simple? Not “designed” enough?
- Too matchy-matchy?
- The underbust vest should be more fitted.
- Ditto the leggings. After six weeks I am still having trouble believing my measurements.
Time left—00:26 (whew! cutting it close)
There’s no new episode for this week, so yay I get a week off to work on my own sort of projects! In Tim’s blog he hints “Hammer and nails, anyone?”