Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bonus Post: A Personal Pro*ject Run*way Challenge

Ok. If I can pour myself into making a costume for our children's pastor, I can pour myself into making a dress for my daughter.

If those folks on, um, that reality show about designing clothes, can pull off something like this in 24 hours, I should be able to get something together for her.

Not to mention, should I fail, I have the hand-me-down dress as a backup ;)

This design challenge is to create a formal dress for a stick-straight twelve year old who wants to wear the dress with black shoes. You will not be able to get said twelve year old's opinion until the dress is well under construction, so choose carefully! She must wear the dress to a banquet that starts at 7 PM CST tomorrow. Make it work!

Here's the product of the shopping trip (just to clairfy - the pattern has been in my cabinet a while! It's just the one I chose to go with the fabric I bought):

It's now 12:02 PM on Thursday and I'm off!


  1. Insert theme riff from "The William Tell Overture" here...
    You can do it!

  2. Uh, good luck! Working with the 12 year old will be the hard part, the sewing is easy. The pattern is a good choice for the figure or lack of figure.

  3. Looks like you've made good choices in pattern and material! I bet it will be awesome!!! Wish I could do that for my daughter. I haven't sewn a thing since our project at Christmas! :( I've really wanted to...but I get SO OVERWHELMED at the material options. It's way too much for me to look at...especially when i have no clue what to choose!! So...I can't wait to see the finished project. You're amazing!!!