I'm equally excited and nervous about the weekend. When I entered the contest I had no expectations of actually getting in, so, needless to say, after being chosen as a participant in the EMDP, I was totally inspired to get to work! The experience of designing an outfit, and then slowly bringing it to life from scratch has been an awesome experience and one that has reinvigorated the itch to design and create from start to finish. Hopefully my wardrobe is going to see a lot more home-sewn-loving in the future!
Here are the two designs that I, with the help of my amazing mom and a seamstress, and the support and encouragement of my husband, brought to fruition and "runway ready" for this Friday.
The first outfit fitted by a model before alterations (above); the second outfit (almost completely finished of alterations) worn on a body form for the RSVP photo shoot featuring Memphis Fashion Week.
What do you think? ...
Wish me luck!