Meaning.....you just never know what you are going to create with it. I got some new Basic Grey paper. Some of the really, hot off the presses, new...Stella Ruby. And some of the Lilly Kate. It's just been hanging out with me. I've been trying to get a feeling for what I would like to do with it. But every time I looked at the designs on the paper, it reminded me of fabric. As if it just lent itself to some kind of garment like a dress or a summer outfit.
So, I decided to play "Project Runway" and design a dress out of paper. Now, I don't know if you know Project Runway. But I LOVE that show. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. My friends and I blogged extensively about it. As a matter of fact, I still dream about it. It's on Bravo; and the premise is for designers to create a garment out of some sort of challenge. For instance, last season the first episode they had to use only the items in their room - bedspreads, coffee filters, curtains. Now, I know there are about 456 reasons why I would not be chosen for the show - the first being that I can't sew and the second that I can't design. But let's just say somehow I slipped through the cracks and they got my profile mixed up with a 20 something, hip and funky designer who doesn't need a dye job to color her gray roots. Let's just say.....I would never make it through the pressure of the first challenge. Omg......the first challenge would have found me frozen in sheer panic, standing in the middle of the kitchenette with a can opener, two rolls of paper towel and a can of sardines trying desparately to figure out how I can sew metal. I would have been hunched over the work table attempting to attach small wet fish to paper while Tim Gunn cranes his neck around my dressform telling me to "make it work."
So, luckily, in MY Project Runway studio I'm not faced with that kind of pressure. It was just me and my papers. I used the sketch above as my model. It was actually drawn for the Project Runway blog when I tried to convince all my friends I was the next big thing! I like the way it turned out. I played fast and loose with the original design. I didn't include the bow because I felt the the dress stood alone without it in an understated way. Also, because I couldn't figure out how to do it. The other dress is made from the lily kate paper.
Ahhhh....my night of Project Runway is over....back to reality!