Sunday, November 9, 2008

11:22 pm and the Winner is Announced...

And it's ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe I won the first Project Dollway at Home challenge. I am so excited. Wow, I just don't know what to say. I'm not used to making acceptance speeches, LOL. Well here is my design.
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:
The PDW@H site is on MySpace, you might have to join to see the entries, but here is the URL:

Doin' the happy dance!!!

Project Dollway at Home

Well, we were supposed to hear this, Sunday, morning who won the first challenge in PDW@H, but there is still no word and it is 8 pm here. Apparently there is one judge still to give their points in. Well I have been busy working on challenge 2 pleats. I think I have a really good design, but construction is really the problem on this one. Very finicky. I guess that is about all I am allowed to say. Would love to post some photos, but no go until the judges have given their votes in.

Maybe some Guild Wars would help, LOL!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Just had to share more pics of Pru

Here they are!!!

I won, I won, I won

I'm so excited......I entered a Hallowe'en Costume Challenge and I won!!!
I designed the outfit and dressed Prudence Moody as the cutest little Hallowe'en witch with her cat Esmerelda. They were the Notsowicked Witch and her Notsoblack Cat.