Runway Day

Hello Fellow Fashionistas! Happy Weekend!

Today was the runway show for the fashion program I was in at my library called Project Runway. I did it last year (check my post out here), but I feel like I’ve grown as a designer since then.

I’ve tried to keep you guys updated throughout the making of this year’s outfit, but I might not have done the best job. Here’s the 1 and 2 post of me making the outfit. Without further ado, here are the pictures!

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For starters, here is the skirt. We had to create a look based on a book for the runway, so I chose The Candymakers by Wendy Mass, and the tulle skirt is supposed to look like cotton candy.

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The crazy, colorful look of the cover is what really inspired the whole outfit.

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And where would I be without a puffy tulle bow?

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I think the mis-matching yellow and pink earrings add a really cute look.

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I’m so happy the runway turned out okay, and I’m so happy with the look! Have you ever been in a runway before? Would you be brave enough to go on one? Let me know in the comments!

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Project Runway Part Two

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Hi Fellow Fashionistas! On Wednesday we had our second Project Runway meeting at the library. I spent the WHOLE time cutting all the tulle that I had. Once I got home, I started working on the tulle skirt–or, at least, the front of it. I ran out of tulle because it’s so puffy. image

Each tulle strip had to be cut in the same width and size, which takes even longer. image

My bedroom was COVERED in tulle strips.

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It was super fun to make the tulle knots.

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The hard work paid off! I now have a have puffy tulle skirt! I tried to make it long enough so it won’t be considered a “tutu”, although everybody is telling me that since it’s pink, and it’s glittery, and it’s made with tulle, that makes it a tutu.

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I’m in love with it nonetheless. I wanted it to look like cotton candy, since it’s inspired by the book The Candymakers by Wendy Mass, and it has a very whimsical feel that I adore.

I have to go back to Joann’s soon and buy more tulle for the back of the skirt, and some stretchy bright yellow fabric for the tank top. And more embellishments. Not only will it look great with the tank top down the runway, it will also look awesome with fancy sandals, a cute top, and a denim jacket. What do you think of the skirt? Would you call it a tutu?

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P.S. If you missed the Project Runway Part One post, be sure to check it out!

“Project Runway” part one

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Hello my fellow fashionistas! It’s been such a wonderful week…the sun has been shining and some of the snow is melting in certain places. It’s giving me hope that spring might actually come!

If you checked out my post Looking Ahead On freckledfashionista, you would have read that I am participating in a fashion program at a local library called “Project Runway” for tweens and teenagers, and I’ll be taking you through the course of me making my outfit, from shopping for the supplies to sewing and the runway show. Don’t worry, it’s not the real Project Runway.

We have to sew an outfit based on a book, and the book my outfit will be based on is The Candymakers by Wendy Mass. Check out the cool cover:

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It was almost impossible for me to choose a book to base my design on, since there are so many amazing books in the world. In the end, I choose The Candymakers because I can make a super funky and bright outfit that I might not make otherwise. The outfit is going to be a pink tulle skirt (I got that idea from all the cotton candy in the book) with sequins on the bottom, and a tank top with a cool pattern and lots of embellishments.

Today I went to Joann’s to get all my materials, but I forgot to bring my camera to photograph my process. Joann’s is heaven to me. The materials draw me in, and all the colors make me feel right at home. I want to start on the skirt before I even think of the tank top, so I bought the tulle, elastic, and sequins that I would need. It’s going to be a no-sew skirt using a super easy tutorial online that I found. I’m going to cut the tulle long, so it will go past my knee, as I don’t want it to look like a tutu. From the description, I’ll admit, it does sound like a tutu, but I’m hoping the length and sequins will change that. Also, the skirt is something I’ll wear often in the summer, and last year the outfit I made for Project Runway was a long white dress–something I couldn’t really wear every day.

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Going into Joann’s, I knew I wanted tulle spools, instead of buying tulle by the yard, because I thought it would be cheaper and easier to cut, but tulle was 4.99 per spool. Online, the spool I wanted to get was only 1.49, and the day I checked, it wasn’t on sale. I planned to buy 7 spools so my tulle skirt wouldn’t be see-through, but that would have been roughly 35 dollars. Not something I wanted to spend on tulle, especially since I could go online and buy a tulle skirt for only 10 bucks.

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I got two different shades of pink tulle, because the lighter pink was practically see through, but was the color I wanted, so the darker pink add a nice blend.The dark pink turned out almost red in the picture.

So, even though it wasn’t what I was planning on buying, I walked out of the store with lovely tulle cut by the yard (it was beautiful and a much better deal, at 99 cents per yard) and white sequins with pretty flecks of pink in them. The next meeting for Project Runway is next Wednesday, so (hopefully!) I’ll remember to bring my camera and take pictures of me assembling the skirt. I think it’s going to be really beautiful, even if I don’t have the tulle spools. Which do you think would have been better? Expensive tulle spools that are easier to cut or tulle cut by the yard at a much better deal? Comment below and let me know!

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