2013 Fashion Design Challenge
on Zibbet, Storenvy and Ebay
Main store: http://lemonhead103.storenvy.com/
My design was inspired by the color yellow. Yellow, which is a super tough color for many people to wear, was very in this year. I also loved the throwback High Low hemline dresses like the photo I attached. I live near several beach and resort areas and sometimes you need a little something over your shoulders at night when the breezes come up off the ocean, so I made a black crochet shrug to go with the bright yellow dress. I though a cute yellow bow headband, and some black flat sandals with some stones on them, and a black and yellow polka dot purse would make a great summer ensemble, perfect for a night on the boardwalk, a summer garden wedding, or a a barn dance I went with a lightweight cotton knit so it is cool and comfortable, and very wearable.
I drafted my own pattern for this. I watched a you tube tutorial that showed you how to draft a skirt with a high low hemline, I actually did create a skirt, to test the pattern, but the full dress was my goal. Once I knew I had the hemline, then I made the dress pattern. I added a bit of lace across the top because it is a simple dress but I wanted it to have a bit of ruffle. I hemmed with a lettuce hem to get that ruffle feel.
The shrug and the ankle bracelet that I forgot to mention. It is crocheted into chain. I did it with yellow embroidery floss and a tiny hook, to make the look doll sized.
The shrug pattern is a human adult sized crochet pattern. It originally called for heavy yarn and a large hook. I had experimented with the pattern because I though that if I used crochet cotton instead of yarn and a tiny hook, I could make it doll sized. Once I knew it worked, I further altered the pattern by making a crocheted ruffle all around the opening and the sleeves.
The shoes and the bag. I made the shoes from a blinged up vinyl bracelet that had rhinestones glued to it, and I actually purchased the purse, added a piece of the bracelet to the handle and some of the bracelet's rhinestones that I needed to take off in the process of making the shoes, I glued to the purse. I found it at AC Moore, well, actually my 8 yo son did. It was just the right size for a doll, the right colors and I loved the pattern. So I made the purse coordinate with the shoes. I used an All dolled up pattern for the shoes.
One last accessory note: My doll's headband is a piece of ribbon that is woven in her updo. I received the ribbon in a gift, and it matched so I upcycled the ribbon.
I did a few edits of some of my photo's and used different filters and other editing tools, I was going for a dream-like state for some.
Georgia, her horse is featured with her in some photo's. (My 8 yo son is mildly autistic and plays with an American Boy, and he has two horses sized for 18 inch dolls and I borrowed his barn I made him and his horse. He likes to help me do photo's.)
Oh, I opted for a less is more theory with jewelry, mostly due to the fact that I was afraid of things catching on the shrug.
I have several things doll going on the net. Here are my links to my stores and social media.
http://myworld.ebay.com/lemonhead103 Ebay shop
http://bethsblog18.blogspot.com/ Blog was about Beth but she took a back seat and is letting her new sister Saige give online art lessons, or Saige sends you to online art lessons.
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Information about this contest:
First Outfit Tasks Due July 14th, 2013.
Second Outfit Tasks Due August 25th, 2013.