Sunday, August 4, 2013

Unconventional Coney Island Challenge - My Project Runway Doll Fashion Project for Season 12 Episode 3

This week Project Runway designers paired off for their first team challenge so I enlisted the help of another Project Runway enthusiast... Brodie. We went to the dollar store to collect prizes comparable to the ones the designers won when visiting Coney Island. We also picked three words they heard to describe out look... tangy, happy and delightful. It was truly a team effort and Brodie contributed a lot to the construction and design of this garment. He even chose a new model for this week. It wouldn't surprise me if you see him on the real Project Runway one day. That kid has style, and a good eye.

What says winning better than a bunch of raffle tickets!?!? We got two colors, a stuffed fish and a lei for out materials in this challenge.

We sketched under the watchful eye of our own Swatch, aka Kayla our Boston Terrier. Brodie had some good ideas and I did too but we had to combine our visions to make a great garment.

We "wove the tickets together by pinning, gluing and then sewing them into a material we could use as our primary "fabric."

Brodie cut out the bodice after sewing the strips together.

If the judges hate it as a dress, we could always turn it into a hat....

Brilliant! Brodie came up with a way to make this flower out of tickets, a piece of the lei and the stuffed fish's plastic eye. We thought it was a great touch to class up the dress.

And the end result...

What do you think? Is it a crafty use of unconventional materials or does it just look like a craft project. Would Heidi be wowed or bored?

Thanks for checking out our little project. We love your feedback. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


  1. Heidi would not call this dress a snooze! It is playful, well made and you can tell that you worked very well together as a team. Nice work!

  2. y'all worked well together. great job!

  3. Thanks so much! I'm excited to work with Brodie again for the next team challenge.