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9.09.2011

project run and play, week 2

whew!  just barely made it past last week. . .

i am starting to have much more sympathy for project runway contestants. 

not only are you supposed to produce your best work in a short period of time, putting your creative self to the test, but you also run a complete gamut of emotions.  combining emotional exhaustion with the creative process does not produce great results. 

first you really like your design.

then you question if it is good enough.

and wonder if you should just start over.

or quit.

or cry.

and then, the voting starts.

you do cry.

you doubt yourself.

then you pull yourself together and form a plan on how you are going to improve.

then you cry some more.

then create your next look.


i am loving the maxi dress trend of the moment-- but it hasn't really taken a spot in the kid's market yet. 

when we were given Lil Blue Boo's pattern to remix, my first thought was to make it a maxi.



add some lace and a funky neckline and you have a whole new style!





little miss sure is turning into quite the model!




good luck picking just one favorite!

6 comments:

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

Oh my goodness! I am so happy to hear I am not the only one going through the same emotional gamut!!! It is crazy! I will never again mock the contestants on voting reality TV Shows - they are on TV After all in front of a live audience. At least I get to go through my emotional break down in the privacy of my own home!!!!!

Good idea making it a maxi dress!

liZ evans said...

Oh lady...I can't even think about how many emotional breakdowns I've had recently---within the past 12 days I've had a baby, been in the ER, had kids with the flu, sent my oldest to 1st grade (I can't stand having him away from me all day), and then of course this contest.
I'm a basket case.

Don't doubt yourself. Just make what you like. In the end that is all that matters anyway.
liZ
(simplesimonandco)

nest full of eggs said...

really good idea!! i totally agree with you, maxi dresses are so now, but haven't trickled down into girl's wear yet

Happy Together said...

What a great idea to make a maxi dress! I love those kinds of dresses. You did a fantastic job :) And I totally feel what you're saying...lol It is an emotional roller coaster a tad

Alida L. said...

I just read that you're back! I'm so excited to see what you've created!

I feel the same about the emotional rollercoaster. Try not to take it too personally. After all no one is seeing your actual design in person. This is a competition on the internet, so there are many extenuating circumstances. I bet if this were Project Runway and the kiddos were walking down a runway in front of judges it would be a totally different ball game!

Kimberly said...

Love your dress! I am so sorry that you didn't make it to the next round. I love what you create around here and will still be following along.