Friday, June 14, 2013

2013 Fashion Design Submission

After working diligently for so long on a project I will soon be posting about I finally came 

up for air and just in time for a design contest I spotted . .  2013 Fashion Design

and thought why not!!! . . . . and so here I am ready to post about my submission for this. 

. . since I have thoughts of an upcoming Holiday Craft Fair close to heart, this will in turn 

be my vision and submission:

To recap the rules (for my purposes of course!) 

1) Outfit design

This can be a drawing, with your hand or on the computer, pictures of human clothing, a Polyvore-type mash-up thing, scan from a catalog, whatever you what to do.

But it has to clearly show your design. Identify types of clothing items, colors, and fabrics.

Also you should do a write-up for what you are planning. Use your words. Explain everything.

Try to be as complete as possible. The more complex the outfit, the better. And we don't mean it has to use couture sewing techniques and super-expensive fabrics. I mean start from a basic foundation and then go beyond that. Layers, outerwear, socks, tights, shoes, jewelry, a purse, etc. Do you go to the mall in just a tee shirt and shorts? Probably not. You at least wear shoes....

Design #1:

Inspirational picture for first design

Long Dress/Coat complete with Capelet & Muff ~ Hand Knitted
Working this design pretty close to my inspirational picture but with some changes noted in design and styling.
Design & Styling:
  • Working the dress/coat in one piece with an added faux fur trim along the skirt’s hemline.
  • Changing the bodice to feature an empire waistline from which the faux fur trim line will drape. Set in long sleeves and a simple neckline.
  • A removable faux fur trimmed capelet and muff to complete the look along with a faux fur trimmed headband. Flat red shoes will be worn.

Materials and Progress picture for first design

True red yarn, used worsted weight wool-ease by Lion Brand, along with accent white faux fur trim using Bernat Pipsqueak. Embellishments: Added white and red beads in small snowflake patterns to the capelet, with red beads added to the sleeves and upper bodice of the dress. Red beads worked on the muff with silver thread worked in small chain stitches for a finishing touch.

Designed to fit:

Designed to fit American Girl Dolls, modeled by my 18” Gotz Doll Jessica, who shares exactly the same body type as the American girl dolls.
Design #1 Completed Pictures:

Long Holiday Dress/Coat complete with Capelet & Muff ~ Hand Knitted

Meet Jessica, who’s been dreaming of her very own ‘White Christmas’ gown. Her dream come true early than expected after I decided to enter this year’s fashion design challenge with the ‘White Christmas’ finale scenes of the gowns as inspiration. Summer may be almost here, but Jessica was more than happy to be finally wearing her gown ensemble, which is everything she imagined it would be, now she is dreaming of a true white Christmas to come in time for her to present this outfit once more at a holiday craft show later this year. She hopes you love it as much as she does, thank you for looking ~ Deb Debonair Designs

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