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,
Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
Find full size patterns for these, and other gorgeous styles in the spring issue!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Princess Seam Top, and see how she made it into a dress!
Member Project of the Week
Kelerabeus modified our Wool Shorts pattern with adorable scalloped edges.
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our edgy, asymmetrical, paneled dress!
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