Sunday, July 7, 2013

Entry #1


2013 Fashion Design Challenge Entry #1


Design


My name is Kate and I am 12. This is the first time I have used a sewing machine. For my first outfit I went with something simple but beautiful. You could wear it on a summer picnic or to the mall with friends. The main part of the dress is made out of patterned cotton and is sewn together with French seams. The ruffles are made of a transparent white polyester that’s soft and airy. The costume, of course,  would not be complete without accessories. I created a pair of beaded sandals, a patterned head band and to finish it off, a small bracelet with a charm.


In-Progress Shots

The patterns I made.


Pinning on the patterns.


Hemming.


Fitting the dress on Felicity.


Ironing.


Sewing the snaps on.


Adding darts to the waist of the dress.


Pinning the ruffles on the dress.


Sewing the ruffles onto the dress.


Gluing the headband together.


Stringing the beads onto the bracelet.


Making the Sandals.




Finished Product Shots












Thank you for your entry!

Vote for this outfit via comment on this post or by emailing us 
at nora.demington@gmail.com.

One vote per person.
You can vote for yourself.
You can vote for more than one outfit.
Hence, you can vote for multiple outfits. :-)


Information about this contest:
http://thedollwardrobe.blogspot.com/2013/06/dw-2013-fashion-design-challenge-starts.html

First Outfit Tasks Due July 14th, 2013.
Second Outfit Tasks Due August 25th, 2013.

25 comments:

Molly J. said...

Beautiful dress! I love the little sandals too. :)

Kate said...

Thanks!

Kate said...

I vote for this one! I LOVE it:)

Leif said...

Very nice dress, I vote for it.

Felicia H. said...

I vote!!!!! LOVE the close up of Felicity's hand, the bracelet, and the buds!

Kate said...

Thanks Felicia! I loved taking all the photos.

Liesel said...

Voting for this one. Lovely Kate! That green looks fab on Felicity.

Barbara Secrest said...

Kate, if you are doing this at the age of 12, I would love to see your work in 4 or 5 years. Keep up the good and imaginative work. Congratulations on completing everything needed to enter this contest. I think that is great.

Flower Murray said...

Hey Kate Im 12 too and I LOVE to sew! :) You did a beautiful job! I vote for you! :)

Kate said...

Thanks everyone! I love all the nice comments:) I was looking at all the last year entries and thought ''I could do this''. I'm really glad people like my work:):)!!

v said...

This one gets my vote! Great choice in color and materials. Love the contrast!

Mighty Quinnster said...

Very cute!

Mary Ann said...

The outfit is really cute, and I love your final photos!

Kate J said...

Thanks! Your comments mean a lot to me:)

miriam l said...

I like that you are starting young. You remind me of me 30 years ago! Good 1st sewing machine project. I'm sure you will do great things with that machine in the future!

Alia Macrina Heise said...

I vote for this one :)

Anonymous said...

Good for st.patricks day

Madison said...

I vote for Kate!!

Anonymous said...

The whole outfit is beautiful. I vote for this one. Love, Grandma Lisa

myagrocks said...

I want to vote for this outfit!

Becca said...

Wow, Kate! I'm so impressed! I think my first sewing machine project was a bean bag. You're definitely a visionary :). Best of luck with your future projects. Felicity is beautiful! Becca

Becca said...

Also...nice choice of color for Felicity. The green fabric really is nice with her hair and eyes. She's def. my vote!

Kate J said...

Thank you!!!

Ella Brewer-Jensen said...

Your dress is beautiful Kate! I can't believe this is your first sewing machine project, and I can't wait to see your next dress. I vote for you!

Melody Silverleaf said...

Your creation is beautiful! this was your first project...I am very impressed.