Monday, July 29, 2013

Entry #24


2013 Fashion Design Challenge
Entry #24

From Sock Monkey

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It all started with a sock monkey who needed a Halloween costume. After making him a costume, I branched out to create custom outfits for American Girl dolls. I use my sewing, quilting and designing background to create one-of-a-kind creations for any sized doll - or monkey.

Task #1 - Outfit Design

Plaid & Pleats
I am currently fascinated by the variety of pleated skirts. I just finished a custom order doll sized kilt in royal steward plaid and decided to create outfit #1for the fashion design challenge around a plaid pleated skirt. I made a rough sketch and started looking into the materials that I had on hand. I use the motto - to reduce, reuse and recycle - utilizing materials that are given a second chance to be useful as custom doll creations. I found an old pair of plaid pants and a knit top that are color coordinated.

My original sketch was for a crop sleeved top, but changed that to short sleeved when I decided to add a long wrap around scarf and a beret type hat with a decorative flower.



Once I had the design in mind, I started with the skirt. . .

Task #2 
In-Progress Pics







Task #3
Completed Outfit Pics












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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:

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



26 comments:

Liesel said...

Hip and stylish. I love the little hat too.

Unknown said...

I vote for this one!

rebeccadzierzon said...

The beret and scarf are just adorable!

Gods Girl said...

This one is so cute, it gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite outfit,
I vote for this entry.
Great color choices and you topped it all off with the perfect hat.

brenda j chesnut said...

I vote for this one. Very professional construction and well thoughtout design.

Anonymous said...

like this - very cute

Elise Grabner said...

Beautiful!!!

ann said...

Like I'd wear it!

Clinton Anthony said...
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Clinton Anthony said...

Very Cute! I vote for this one!
-Clinton

Anonymous said...

I VOTE FOR THIS ONE

Anonymous said...

I vote for this one! Just adorable!

Anonymous said...

Very adorable - and I like the "green idea" of repurposing other clothes. Love the scarf and hat additions. Vote for this one!

Anonymous said...

Very detailed.

Doctor Mike said...

What great design ability and the skills to put it together so small. More people should dress this well. My vote here

Anonymous said...

Very Nice!!!

Anonymous said...

Big vote for this one....So adorable, and amazing what you can do with unused clothes...Big Kudos....Love it

Anonymous said...

Love this outfit! So adorable! This outfit gets my vote!

Sue said...

I vote for this one also - thank you everyone for your comments!!!

Anonymous said...

This gets my vote - love the use of recycled clothes - fantatsic!

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, I am soooo impressed! Love it! Cheryl D.

Anonymous said...

Sue This outfit is terrific. You are so talented!

Melody Silverleaf said...

Fresh and fun. Very nice!

zazoo said...

Loving this outfit...the beret is like icing on the cake... I vote for this one

Anonymous said...

i love this one --- this one gets my vote !