Added Jan 19, 2011
Miami, Florida, ...
Project Runway Season 8 | Episode 1
Challenge Name | And So It Begins
Challenge | The designers were required to swap an article of clothing with a fellow contestant; then design and construct a new garment. This challenge is very parallel to an upcycle project. The designers were granted 5 hours to complete this challenge. This is the shortest amount of time designers have had to complete a challenge in Project Runway history.
For this challenge, I purchased a mens sport jacket to create a very unique sheath dress. The jacket was made of a beautiful chocolate brown tweed with tiny specs of primary colors embedded throughout the fabric. I though I had no definite inspiration for this dress, the design was intuitive and I knew that I wanted the lapels to be the primary accent on the dress.
Prior to working on the final garment, I created a muslin (sample) to figure out the design and details. After creating the muslin, I mirror the design to accommodate the closure on the correct side (left) for women’s apparel.
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Tweed (from an old sport jacket), cotton saten, invisible zipper, lining,
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