Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Iron Craft # 4 - Catalog Creation

For this week's Iron Craft we were challenged to make something we had seen online, in a catalog or magazine that we felt we could make instead of buying. I did not really have an idea for what I wanted to do but Kathy had shown me a bag from Fossil that she was going to try and remake.

As we were looking for ways to do it on one of our many trips to the store I got caught up in the idea and decided I would give it a try myself. It was great working with someone on this bag and trying to figure out how to do it. Here is my version.


I struggled with this bag a little bit and not sure why. It felt like the sewing gods were against me this week. However, I do like what the final project looks like. I made my bag a little bigger than Kathy did. I was thinking tote.


I love the fabric I chose for the interior and I think that is my favorite part.


Thanks Kathy for letting me tag along on this project. And for helping to sew on the majority of my buttons- I am just so stinkin' slow!!!

Check back to Just Crafty Enough on Wednesday for a tutorial on how we put the bags together.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Project Project Runway #7- Puttin' on the Glitz

This week on Project Project Runway we were challenged to design a costume for a character in Godspell who is wealthy and wants everyone to know just how rich she is. It should be colorful, humorous and slightly exaggerated. It should also be separates.

Let me start by saying that I know nothing about Godspell so I am not sure if my outfit would be fitting of the scene it is intended for. I just went for it. I decided I wanted to do a long coat with a dress underneath. So off to my "Mood" I went, AKA JoAnn's here in Minneapolis.

While looking for fabric I kept being drawn to the combination of gold and silver. Besides diamonds and platinum what shows wealth more than those 2 colors. I fell in love with the gold and silver brocade that I found. I paired it with a silver velvet. A beaded belt ties together the whole thing.



I chose a gold shoes to go with it as I felt this weeks choice's were limited for my outfit but the shoe did pick cost $750 so I guess the only person who would be buying it would be someone who was rich.
My creation

I hope that I am safe again this week, I know the dress is a stretch for a separate but hey, Mondo did a dress so why can't I?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Project Project Runway #6- Fashion Face Off

This week on Project Project Runway our challenge was to create sportswear for a weekend getaway.

On Fridays, Kathy, from Just Crafty Enough, and I meet to go walking and then afterwards we head to JoAnn's for fabric before we spend the afternoon in the "studio"designing for the week. This week when I picked her up and asked her what her idea was she said that she was thinking of something that would be worn on a ski weekend- the same thing I was thinking. So into the studio we went facing off. (I actually don't know if she left it as that being her get away but it was fun acting like we were battling when we were working together.)

My design is for the gal who is spending the weekend away skiing, maybe in Breckenridge or Vail but not as upscale as Beaver Creek or Aspen. My gal is one who would spend the day on the slopes and then would want to slip into something nice in the evening when heading out to dinner but be comfortable as well. I chose a plaid wool woven material for a wrap around long skirt. The shirt is a simple black shirt with a quilted vest added for a little warmth.

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For accessories I chose boots that were not part of the accessory wall. There were no winter footwear accessories available and who would wear pumps in the mountains in February. My gal needed boots. I love the way the look ended up. She is ready for the weekend.

My creation

I hope the judges don't think it is too casual.  I guess hoping for the middle is a good thing this week.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Project Project Runway #5- Clothes off your Back

Wow, it is week 5 already. This week for the challenge for Project Project Runway we were to find a muse and convince them to take the clothes off their backs. We were then to design a look with those clothes. Half of the outfit had to come from the clothes we got.

 For my muse I chose Thing 1 and Thing 2, my 2 sons.


Actually the idea came as I was sorting clothes to donate and I came across a swim suit and thought I could use that for the challenge.

I decided that my look would be for the "hip" mom to wear when heading out with her little surfers for a day in the sun.


The top is a tank with simple straps with the skirt being made from the material in the swim suit. I even kept the rivets and stitching from the pocket.My creation

I was so excited to see flat sandals on the accessory wall. I was thinking flip flops and knew I would never find those there but these are even better.  It is a pretty simple look but what else would someone want heading out to the beach.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Project Project Runway #4- Good Tastes Taste Good

This week for the challenge on Project Project Runway the designers were to create a tasteful outfit inspired by the colors and flavors of gelato. I chose kiwi as my flavor for this week's challenge. While looking for fabric I was drawn to the green. I choose a crinkled taffeta to make the sleeveless dress and a printed sheer for the cover-up. It is attached at the back with slits in the side for the arms to go through.

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Project Project Runway #4

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The hardest part of this challenge was obviously the time constraint.  It is amazing how fast an hour can go by.  I would have changed a few details with more time but I was being rushed to the runway.  I am hoping that I am safe this week. Mine is a pretty simple design but I did only have an hour.