Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Project Runway Challenge #3: It's a Party

Added Sep 12, 2010

by michelleiswell

Portland, Oregon...






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

For the outside of the garment I used plastic plates to create very dramatic and modern lines around the bust, filling in the free spaces with peacock-like tickets. The further and further progress I made the more and more the tickets looked like feathers, and aesthetic I really enjoy. For added flare I created a fringed effect on the bottom of the dress with napkins, tablecloth and a touch of streamer for some sparkle.

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!!

This product is for sale
By michelleiswell at michelleiswell

Material Notes

This dress was constructed out of Party Store items: tickets, plastic plates, balloons, napkins, streamers and HOT GLUE!!!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear, Rock, Romantic

6 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • C9c58f92ed60d1987d1a711106e37cb70262f08a_large

    Feb 17, 2011, 01.50 PMby anajan


  • Rspace12_large

    Nov 16, 2010, 09.52 PMby hyunjoo

    very unique and creative and pretty!!

  • Images_large

    Sep 15, 2010, 07.22 PMby dabura

    GORGEOUS! very original.

  • Dirty_karma7_large

    Sep 13, 2010, 06.06 AMby kdrodgers

    Really beautifully creative!!!! I love it!!!!

  • Big_tri_large

    Sep 13, 2010, 05.10 AMby cantare

    This is awesome! And the color of your wall is lovely.

  • 20150117_152733_large

    Sep 12, 2010, 08.54 PMby mlssfshn

    beautiful creative use of materials

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 6 people added it