Well now that the winner has been decided, I can share my pics of my outfit and my thoughts while making it.
Our first challenge was Vintage. My thoughts flew back and forth through the centuries. I love the Victorian and Edwardian clothes, but such a challenge to design for. Then I thought of the era I grew up in........the swinging 60s!!! I loved the boldness of colour and pattern and texture. I knew that was the era I had to design for. Ellowyne Wilde is my model and while splashes of wild colour and patterns don't seem to be in her repertoire, I noticed that she was really smiling when I tried on the vintage 60s outfit I had designed for her. With her darker colouring and her black hair, I think she is going to be the perfect model for this adventure.
So I thought about what I wore in the 60s as a kid and what my older cousins wore. I looked at books and websites and researched and I think I came up with something that will fit my philosophy for Project Dollway at Home(PDW@H). Here is what I sent to the judges with my entry:
I chose the sixties as my vintage era, partly because I grew up in the sixties and loved the variety of styles, from Austin Powers to Flower Children, and partly because of the use of bold colour and wild patterns. Anything seemed to go together in the sixties!!! I would like to take this bold use of colour and build the collection on it by bringing this boldness of colour to the styles of the 21st Century!!!
If you would like to read more about PDW@H please check out this excellent blog: http://projectdollwayathome.blogspot.com/
The PDW@H site is on MySpace, you might have to join to see the entries, but here is the URL: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=414135773&albumID=821494&imageID=6537735#a=821494&i=6537735
Doin' the happy dance!!!