Well, in true Project Runway fashion, I didn’t sleep a wink last night. I am only on my first cup of tea, and don’t really feel like having a party… But as Tim Gunn says, I am going to have to make it work.
This challenge should be a gag once I get down to hooters, streamers, bells and whistles, for it starts at a Party Store. Here are the details of the challenge:
30 minutes to shop at a Party Store
$100 budget ( I will only be spending $75)
Full day to sew
Muslin fabric can be used as a base for the dress
Glue Guns/ Spray Paint/ Staples all OK
Surprise Bonus Challenge ½ way through the day
As soon as I found out it was a Party Store Challenge I knew where I was going to go to get supplies: Lippman Co. Party Store in the SE Portland waterfront area (http://www.lippmancompany.com/). Lippman’s has been around since 1948 and is THE party store of my youth.
(They used to be housed about a ½ of a mile away on Grand when I was growing up, right in that area where they are doing all of that road construction. A former boss of mine got a traffic ticket there, he used ‘Where the old Lippman Co. used to be” as a point of reference to his ticket.)
Lippman Co. opens at 9 so I need to get moving. I grab a cup of joe on the way out, but might not need one, since their staff is so hipster-hot I can get energized just by looking at them! (Am I right people, who was with me there last?)
Once I get home the clock starts. 12 hours. At some point a dear friend needs to drop off a bag of Party crap for me to make an accessory out of to wear with the garment.
Am I starting to get excited: YES!
Am I Miss Teenage Sparkle Party: YES!
Do I have an idea for what kind of party a lady would wear this dress to? YES!
Think “Katy Perry goes to a holiday party at Liza Minnelli’s house” and the holiday is VALENTINE’s DAY!!
Sparkle love bring it on!!