Tomorrow will be bittersweet.
It will be the final round of Project Run and Play that has so entirely consumed my life these past 6 weeks. I will be glad not to have the pressure of coming up with something unique each week, and Ryan and the baby dills will appreciate having their wife/mom back without pins in her mouth and fabric scraps stuck all over her [although I make no promises!]
winter wonderland-AvalancheBut I will miss the push and challenge to grow and reach beyond that of which I thought I was capable. Yesterday, as I was showing Ryan my design, he said, "You know, you're a really good designer. You just made all of this up?" I smiled, pleased to hear his kind words.
"sweet dress" pattern variation-Edgy with a side of CranesMy girls will miss the weekly rotation of someone getting a new outfit. Every time I began on an outfit they would ask if it was for them and if it wasn't, if I could make one just like it for them. My sewing queue is backlogged ;)
women's fashion inspiration-Fleur D'Orange
But hopefully my recurring headache will subside, my complexion will clear up, and I will fall asleep instead of laying awake about how I was going to construct something or what type of details I want to include.
retro inspired-Divine Grace
I felt so honored to be included with the amazing women who have been creating right alongside with me. In fact we joked about how much fun we would have if we were actually physically together, in a workroom, working together each week! Party, I tell ya. In fact I've invited 3 of them to "Once Upon a Thread" to stretch out our interaction with one another ;).
valentine's theme-Chocolate Delivery
Tomorrow's submission is intended to represent each of us and our aesthetic as designers. I had some doubts as I was midway through my project [you know how you picture something in your head and you just hope it comes to fruition?] A mid-project crisis, so to speak. Well, it has finally come together and it is me: the colors, the textures, the shapes, the combination and cut. So, tomorrow, it feels like it is me up for judging [I know I need to separate myself from my designs, but....it's hard!]
Thank you for coming back each week to see and vote on the submissions, thanks to Micalah who has trudged through the muck and difficulty of a first time event with grace, and to the judges with whom I don't have any desire to exchange shoes [not that I don't like their shoes, mind you]! Please include a few minutes for Project Run and Play in your plans this weekend to see the grand finale of Ashley, Kelly and myself!
Your husband's right - you are SO talented as a designer. Most people could not come up with the unique designs that you do. They're amazing! Can't wait to see the grand finale!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see what you came up with. I found your blog because of Project Run & Play and you are just so inspiring to me.ReplyDelete
Wishing you luck. Ryan is right, while many of us simply sew, you are a real designer!ReplyDelete
I cannot wait to see the final project!ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed every your creation and expect to be fully, completely overwhelmed with your final submission! Best of luck!ReplyDelete
You are an amazing designer and seamstress. I have to brag about you to all of my sewing friends. I'm excited to see your final project!ReplyDelete
Best wishes. I want to be like you when my sewing grows up.ReplyDelete
You are amazing! I have enjoyed seeing your new and unique designs week after week, and being wowed every single time. Congratulations on such a successful 6 week competition, I am sure it has pushed you and your imagination to limits you didn't know possible.ReplyDelete
Good luck this weekend!
I have loved seeing all your designs! I think my favorites are Fleur d'Orange and Divine Grace--but I love them all. Can't wait to see your final project!ReplyDelete
i would be exhausted after 6 weeks of that, yet i think it would have pushed me to try new things ~ so like you said, bittersweet. thanks for all your hard work & sharing all your fabulous ideas & details ~ project run & play has been fun to follow :)ReplyDelete
You have been entirely amazing the whole time--it has been so fun to watch, but I just cannot believe all the work that has had to go into it! You are amazing!ReplyDelete
Katy, it has been a joy to see and vote on the designs you have created. Your husband is correct, maybe in your "spare time" you could be a designer and put out a line of clothing! I know I would purchase them.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see what you have designed this week!ReplyDelete
You always amaze me! Wes and I think you would totally win Project Runway someday. :)ReplyDelete
LOVE YOU KATY! JUST LOVE YOU!!! THX FOR ALWAYS INSPIRING....ReplyDelete
Katy, your husband is so right! You're an amazing designer! I am always so surprised and impressed with what you come up with and the fantastic way you make it! Every single one of these dresses are pure beauty! Honestly, I am not sure i'll be able to sleep either.. waiting for the next creation of yours ;-) thank you for being so inspiring!ReplyDelete
Each of your creations for this project were brilliant! Looks like Olive came out ahead with two fabulous dresses. Extraordinary work Katy.ReplyDelete