Saturday, July 31, 2010

Challenge #1: FIN

And so it is done.
5 hours, 1 shirt and a ½ hour of sewing time.

I feel pretty good about it.
I think my biggest challenge was the lack of fabric I have at home to incorporate into the garment, so I only used the fabric that the shirt had to give, plus a small bias strip for the cute little ruffle.

All in all, I think I was successful, and I had a good time too.

I never felt pressed for time, only pressed for fabric. I used almost all of Manny’s old shirt, with a few small strips left over.

Sketching didn’t provide for much help either, for I was limited to what I had. The creative juices really got going once I started to hack up his dress shirt. I started by seam ripping out the collar, followed by the sleeves. Then I cut the shirt into the dark pattern striped strips and the lighter color.

By sewing these strips together I was able to create a whole new look and pattern for the fabric.

Alright Project Runway, bring it ON!


Aika Krecek said...

WOW! That looks awesome Michelle! Manny was telling us today that you were starting your "Project Runway Trial Run". This is wonderful. Good luck! I will definitely be following your designs :)

Heather - dollarstorecrafts said...

The little peplum thing is so cute!