Added Jan 19, 2011
Miami, Florida, ...
Project Runway Season 8 | Episode 2
Challenge Name | Larger Than Life
Challenge | In this episode, the designers were challenged to design a garment for the “Marie Claire” woman. Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, states “For this challenge Marie Claire wants you to design a look that tells the audience in a single brief glance who the Marie Claire woman IS. She’s intelligent. She’s practical. She’s fashion forward, confident and sexy.”
For this challenge, I was inpsired to design a dress inspired by a building located in the Miami Design District. The building houses the retail furniture store of Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams. I admire the architecture and asymmetry of the building; and thought it would make a great concept for this garment.
For the very first time, I created my own pattern using the draping techniques. Since I’m inexperience with draping, I created a muslin (sample) for this dress first to figure out the design and details, prior to creating the final garment. I also took a risk and cut the fabric on the bias to create a beautiful drape on the fabric. I say it was a risk, because I’ve never cut fabric on the bias and based on a tutorial I read online, crepe fabric was not recommended.
Click here for the full story, photos and videos.
Crepe, Sequence Fabric, Cotton, Zipper, Felt, lining
Flaunt your sewing skills as well as your fab fashion sense in these modern, head-turning designs
Watch Meg's promo of our upcoming course! It is the future of at-home pattern drafting...
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.