Sunday, July 14, 2013

Entry #5

2013 Fashion Design Challenge
Entry #5

From Mimiville

In progress write-up:

"At first, I wasn't quite sure of what I wanted this outfit to be. I had the vague idea that I wanted to primarily use knit fabrics, and then throw in some others that were just as nice to the touch.  Aside from that, I wasn't too certain on much else.

So I decided to start with the sweater, and let it go from there. When I was constructing it, it was the focal point in my mind: the centerpiece around which all of the rest of the outfit revolved. In terms of color and style, it inspired the rest. The colors of the other pieces had to complement the sweater (or change to a color that did!)

In the end, the sweater (although still being a main feature) ended up not being the only attraction of this outfit. One of my favorite things about the finished outfit is its variety of textures and patterns, part of which is due to the hat, scarf, knucks I made and added later. They became a key part of the outfit when I found how nicely the soft purple of one yarn, and the mossy green of the other, really set off the colors in other pieces of the outfit. 

Everything was made by me from my own patterns, except for the shoes." 

Finished product write-up:

"Autumn Stroll, an outfit perfect for long walks in the fall, or even the occasional summer saunter (if she leaves off a few of the warmer pieces!) This outfit is great for rambling about the woods on a pleasant day, or for nestling down into a favorite book on a day that's not so sunny. 

The fern-green shirt, and forest-green slouch hat, pair up well with the Bermuda shorts. (which have two fully lined and functional pockets!)
The attractive ruffles on the sweater wrap around the back of the collar, giving it visual appeal from many angles. 
With a unique shape and a baby-fern lace design, the scarf looks great with the cabled knucks that are made of the same heather purple yarn. Personally, I like the look of the scarf in a simple overhand knot, but it could be wrapped in several different ways, depending on your tastes. 

From woodsy retreats to peppy city streets, this outfit is sure to become an easy favorite for your doll in all of her pastimes."

This outfit was already sold at Mimiville's Etsy Shop!!! 

How awesome is that?!?!?!?

Thank you for your entry!

Vote for this outfit via comment on this post or by emailing us 

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.


Mimi Parkridge said...

Even though I'm also a competitor... I found this outfit and design to be outstanding and have to give it my vote -- good luck!

Liesel said...

Totally cute and hip. Very nice design and I love the colors you used.

AGMarket ;) said...

I love this outgit and vote for it! Love the photography, and the warm textures.

Robin McCall said...

I really like this. My Tegan would wear it a lot. One vote from me!

mimi said...

Thank all of you so much! I really appreciate each of your comments. :D

LKaye said...

Excellent job! Love how this outfit came together. Gets my vote.

Lindsey Z. said...

I vote from me! It's so trendy!

mimi said...

Thank you, LKaye and Lindsey! :D

mimi said...

Oh, and I'd like to vote for myself... :P

Anonymous said...

Vote! :)

Patsy said...

This outfit is awesome...color , fabric and just simply awesome!

Melody Silverleaf said...

Great casual look. Love the mixture of textures and materials!

Susan said...

I love it! If I had a doll I would buy one in every color! I'm voting for this one!!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!!!! You have my vote

Tony McClendon said...

This is great. Please record my vote.

Rita said...

Wow! #5 has my vote!

This outfit is original and creative. I am blown away by the preparation and documentation. The doll models the clothing against a perfect background. Great photo work!

bob said...

I vote or this one -- nearly perfect, only needs a Jayhawk !!!!

Jazzy-Wazzy said...

I love this... I'd wear it if it came in my size!! Lol.
Good luck!!
One vote from me!

Anonymous said...

Very cute, and well made - good job! You've got my vote :)