Project Barbie 02 - Team Alan & Wendi

>> Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Project Barbie 02 is finally done - after a bit of a delay. This one was a team challenge and we (meaning I) worked from Alan's design while Alan's on the road. After taking a look at the Bitten offerings at Steve & Barry's we decided to keep everything pretty simple - both in shape and in color.

So here's a simple 3/4-sleeved dress in light gray - similar to the color of my hands which were quickly going numb on this cold, damp, windy day. SJP said she was looking for items that would fit a wide range of sizes and body types so we went with a belt instead of darts.

Alan had the idea to put a more colorful quilted vest over the plainer dress (all the color in the Bitten line - and there isn't much - is in the jackets and vests). In the picture above you can see the squared-off neckline for the vest. In the one below you can see the quilting.

Yes - I quilted the fabric to give it that "puffy vest" look. And binding the edges and the armholes with the %$#& slippery fabric that Alan chose was the least fun thing I did all year. And I had a root canal this year so that's saying something. But I do love how it turned out so it's all good.

5 comments:

Alan November 28, 2007 at 12:58 AM  

See? I knew I chose the right partner.

southerngirlmusings November 28, 2007 at 9:14 AM  

I can't believe you quilted that vest, it is adorable!!!! Ya'lls outfit is much cuter than the winning outfit from last week.

Sara Z. November 29, 2007 at 10:56 AM  

I would totally wear that!!! Seriously, I want it. Can you make it in a 10 Petite? :)

chloe,  February 16, 2012 at 11:37 AM  

i could do a better one

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