Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cinderella's little bird

Hello, It's been a while since I've updated you on my sewing, so I thought now we be a good time to do so! Since the last time I updated you I have only made one more piece of clothing, but I have bought more fabric!

Back in October I finished this dress:

I was my Halloween costume (: I was a 40's navy wife. I wore it to school and then trick or treated, and I haven't worn it since *sigh*. I hope to wear it in the summer. It's much more of a summer dress.

On a recent trip to the fabric store I bought fabric for 3 more items of clothing.The first is a skirt for my best friend.

Here's what the pattern looks like:

And here are the pieces and fabric (it's velvet):
The next thing is a crop top. Here's the pattern view form the back:

I'm in love with the fabric I found to make it with!

The embroidery is really pretty and I'm so excited to see how it will turn out! Here are all the pieces (it has a heart pocket!)

The last thing is a nice classy blouse:

I wanted to get fabric to make a velvet blazer, but I had already spent $40, so I guess that will just have to wait for another time (:

Finally I have news about my prom dress! About 5 months ago I showed you all 5 patterns that I was considering for my prom dress. After reading all your comments and looking at the poll results I have come to a decision. The pattern I am going to use is.....

But without the sash. This was not the poll winner. This came in second place, but was WAY behind the first place with got 50% of the votes. The first place winner was:

I agree with you all that this is a stunning design, but the pattern is really hard to find for sale! There are also too many variables. The picture that went with this drawing made the dress look kinda bad (see update below for image) so I'm not sure if my armature hands could make it well enough. So I stand by my decision to use the second place pattern (:

I hope to have lots of new updates for you all soon! Let me know what you think (:

UPDATE: I just found this picture of the dress I have chosen to make as my prom dress in real life:

It actually looks rally nice (: I'm going to make mine with chiffon though. What color should I make it?

Oh, and here is the pic of the Oscar de la Renta dress:

See what I mean about it not looking too hot...or maybe it's just the color that throws me off. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

ENTM's 4th Elimination

Happy New Year everyone! 

There was some confusion around the last task. I looked back at it, and I guess it is a bit of a puzzle. But all the pieces are there that are needed to put the task together. It was a 2 part task, of a make-over, and runway. 3 out of 5 of the contestants missed the runway part.

Every model misreads a task in their career, but it is not without repercussion.

The judges and I have unanimously decided that the task winner this week is....

Congratulations! Your second task win! Your scenery will be featured on MDM.

Second place:

If the other contestants had followed the task properly, you may have been lower down, so please take a look at all the feedback, and continue to improve.

The Bottom Three

In no particular order:


You three have been placed here because your sceneries failed to encompass the full task.

X-x-perfect-x-x: I understand that you did a redo of the task, but unfortunately it does not count. Re-dos are only allowed with permission, before any judging has started. Therefore we can only go off of your original scenery. Your scenery took the simple approach, but was it too simple?

Iovanca: You did understand that the task was a runway, but what were you selling? Roses? That was the part of the task you lacked. Your scenery did not look like a runway, and we could not see what you were selling.

Rockinellee: Despite your misreading of the task, all the judges thought you made a stunning beauty shoot. We almost forgot that that wasn't the task. Almost.

Rockinellee you are SAFE.
Your misread was a mistake, and you did excellently with what you thought the task was. Please do not make that mistake again.

Iovanca you are SAFE.
Modeling is almost always about selling something. The first line of the task said it's not about sitting there and looking pretty, yet that's exactly what you did! The judges have been disappointed with your sceneries the last 2 tasks. You need to step up your game if you're in it to win it.

x-x-perfect-x-x you are ELIMINATED.
We could see that you were improving in the competition, but this week was just too big of a step down. You will be missed. I hope that you have had a valuable experience in this competition.

Now we have the top four.
Only three will go on to travel.
Keep your eyes open for the next task.