Week 6: Finished!

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.

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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).

Problems:

  1. Too simple?  Not “designed” enough?
  2. Too matchy-matchy?
  3. The underbust vest should be more fitted.
  4. Ditto the leggings. After six weeks I am still having trouble believing my measurements.

Total time—09:36
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?”

4 Thoughts to “Week 6: Finished!”

  1. Know what? Motley is appropriate to Henson-style; particularly light-hearted motley, particularly Henson’s 80s work. [insert Fraggle Rock reference here] So I think this suits Murray just fine.

    Love how your ruffle came out. It’s just enough of an echo of his, and yet grown-up enough to work on its own.

  2. BZedan

    Thank you. And when it comes down to it, Henson’s work in the 80s was a huge influence to my poor little brain. It’s a good contrast to Murray’s little business suit.

    I had fun with the ruffle! Gathering fabric like this is a newer technique for me, I’ve used it maybe a half-dozen times. It was only Chase’s guidance that stopped me from adding a bunch more layers.

  3. Laurel

    I am loving this so hard. You and Murray make a great duo. (Ruffles!)

  4. BZedan

    Aw shucks.

    I do think I secretly love ruffles. It’s going to come back big after being repressed for so long.

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