Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Project Runway" project

So a little backstory on my current project...

In October, my sewing teacher gave us an assignment that she called "Project Runway,"like at the end of the season when the finalists go home for a few months and make a collection. We're required to make a minimum of five pieces plus a hat or purse by some undisclosed time in March. My project is two complete three piece suits in lavender and pale yellow, one for 2011, one for 1881, plus a straw-covered bonnet. I also plan on recovering a parasol and making a pair of gloves, a couple pieces of jewelry, and a purse, but that will come later due to time constraints.


Modern Suit
Folkwear Vintage Vest, Version C
Vogue 8679 Jacket (hand sewing lining shut still left to do)
Simplicity 2562 Wide leg pants
Simplicity 2758 Blouse A

1881 Suit
Truly Victorian 121 Natural Form petticoat
Truly Victorian 221 Tie-Back Underskirt (base done, sans ties, full pleated skirt half done)
Truly Victorian 420 Curiass Bodice, high collar, full sleeve (for now, pattern’s altered to look like faux vest bodice from pgs 198-199 of Fashions of the Gilded Age vol 1.)
Overskirt front based off of pg 395 of Fashions of the Gilded Age vol 1. Back my own design.
Lynn McMaster’s Natural Form Era Bonnet, View B

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