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Project Runway Challenge #5: There is an I in team

Added Sep 12, 2010

by michelleiswell

Portland, Oregon...






I just finished challenge #5, a little under 10 hours spread over the course of 2 days, and I LOVE this dress! Let’s get into the details, shall we?

Challenge #5 was a team challenge, where each team chose a concept and a textile from a list of Fall Trends Tim Gunn provided. I didn’t have the luxury of having team mates (if you can call working in a group of head-strong designers a luxury) nor the $1000 budget, but I did have the help of friends and family that chose my wonderful concept and textile for me!
My Concept: Minimalist
Textile: Metallic

I love sequins so I used PVC stamped to look like sequins and wool coating. Big, deep, single welt pockets not only flatter the figure, but can hide those snack bars when you go over to Aunt Millie’s house for supper! (Gritty Green Bean casserole anyone?) Short and minimal, it is a must have in the closet and on your frame for fall, perfect over purple tights with some flats, or a stellar pair of boots. The deep V in front will look demure with a long sleeve T, or a tank, but can go sexy for evening with your gravity defying bra! Size M (36 bust, 29 waist, 38 hip). I can do custom orders on this one. Colors too! Imagine it in Navy with Silver trim, or Black with Gold!!

This product is for sale
By michelleiswell at michelleiswell

Material Notes

Heather Grey Wool Coating & PVC stamped to look like sequined leather!!




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Mod
Coating, Other, Wool

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    Sep 16, 2010, 03.15 AMby marloncosta

    Oh man! Yet another beautiful piece made by you! You would have won the challenge if you were a contestant on the show. It is really magnificent!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 12.39 AMby petitejosette

    this dress looks great ! I love the shape and the collar. Are you sellin just the dress or will you send a pattern too ?

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    Sep 12, 2010, 11.48 PMby skeeler

    Very cool! Are you doing the challenges along with them week-to-week?

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      Sep 12, 2010, 11.58 PMby michelleiswell

      i am trying to, but am a 1 week behind due to the whole ‘job’ thing! it is hard to devote 1 whole day to a project, as well as come up with the changes for the challenges to fit for me, such as the group challenge, and sourcing a hat (which took me almost 2 weeks).

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    Sep 12, 2010, 10.03 PMby Syrena B

    Great looking dress!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 09.02 PMby mlssfshn

    love the pockets

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    Sep 12, 2010, 07.45 PMby bijouxbetty

    Oh it’s amazing! really like the shapes!

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