Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Entry #7


2013 Fashion Design Challenge
Entry #7

From One Girl's Dream      

DESIGN #1 - "FTF" (First to Find)

Outfit Design

   My inspiration for my first entry comes from my love of the sport of geocaching. Geocaching is like a global treasure hunt in which you use a hand held GPS to locate hidden "caches." When you find one, you sign the log book and log your find on www.geocaching.com. Check out their website if you want to learn more! Geocachers love to be the first one to find a new cache, which is why I've entitled this outfit "FTF" (First to Find).
   I do a lot of geocaching in our Georgia state parks. My design is based on the GA State Park mascot, Scout.


My doll Sophie will be ready for a day of caching in a pair of lightweight cotton cargo shorts (complete with working pockets). Her white cotton knit tee has a geocaching iron-on logo to show the world how much she loves the sport! Layering is important in case of a weather change, so she has a dark green sweatshirt hoodie. White cotton slouch socks, made from a pair of women's socks, will keep her feet comfortable in her hiking boots. Completing her ensemble is the all-important backpack, in which she will carry her GPS, camera, water, and other necessary items, and a hand-whittled walking stick. I used patterns from Liberty Jane, 123 Mulberry Street, and Sew Urban.


Outfit in Process of Being Created

Ready to begin!


I modified the shorts pattern slightly to make them shorter, since the original pattern was for boy's shorts.



Iron-on geocaching logo on the tee


Sophie modeling the finished shorts and tee


I made the socks from a pair of ladies' socks.



I couldn't find any sweatshirt fabric in the shade of green that I wanted, so I bought a sweatshirt and cut it up for the fabric.



I chose a cotton fabric for the backpack that, to me, had a 'distressed' look, because a worn backpack tells a story of many, many adventures!



Outfit Complete and Modeled













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...

So cute and I love that there is a story to go with this adorable outfit.

Mary Ann said...

Thank you, Liesel! I had a lot of fun making this outfit!

Unknown said...

This one has my vote!

Unknown said...

This one has my vote!

Anonymous said...

She is so cute!! Good luck with the challenge, looks like it would be a well deserved win!

Mary Ann said...

Voting for my own outfit! :) All the entries are so unique, and I love hearing about where the inspiration for each one came from.

Anonymous said...

I think this outfit is absolutely adorable, we love to hike in our family, and this is perfect, great work Mary Ann!

Anonymous said...

How talented you are! I`m amazed at the detail i your design! Frank and I vote a big YES for #7!!!

Mighty Quinnster said...

Adorable!

Mary Ann said...

Thank you! :)

Mary Ann said...

Thanks, hiking is one of the best parts of geocaching!

brenda j chesnut said...

Big vote for this one. Very Professional work. I would buy this outfit for my Emily.

LKaye said...

This is a great design. Love everything about it. The concept, the fact that you based it on something you really enjoy doing! Gets my vote!

CIndycbl said...

This well thought out design, interesting story line, and workmanship get my vote to win!

Anonymous said...

I vote for this one! So creative and based on fact!

scarlett temple said...

This is so amazing. I am thrilled to vote for this outfit!!!

Brenda Stanton said...

Love this outfit!! Very well made!!

Christina L said...

This is so cute! I wish I owned it. :)
I vote this one!
Christina

Unknown said...

Love the cargo shorts! I vote for this one!

Anonymous said...

I vote!

Melody Silverleaf said...

That's really cute. Love the story too. :)

Tina Owens said...

Love this outfit and your story!

Dye G said...

OH MY WORD!! Incredible - LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about it. Really is too Precious!! Winner for Sure!!

Catherine P. said...

Seeing these dolls with their amazing outfits makes me wish I was a young girl again. Your talent is amazing.

Anonymous said...

I love this outfit, but where is the picture of the doll with her head under a bridge? Guess who?

Anonymous said...

I love the outfit. The workmanship looks outstanding--but of course it would--it was made by you.