Monday, November 12, 2007

Project Runway

Yeah! I am very much looking forward to the 4th season of "Project Runway", which begins on Wednesday, November 14th.

My book, The Uncommon Quilter is focused on using unusual materials in quilt making, so it should be no surprise that my most favorite episodes from the past three seasons were those that used unusual materials in the creation of clothing. Click on the links to the Project Runway website to read the descriptions of the challenges, and then click on the "Photos" link to see work in progress and the finished garments.

Season 3:
"Wall to Wall Fashion", garments are made with the contents of the designers' apartments.

Season 3:
"Waste Not, Want Not", the designers must make garments made from what they brought back from a recycling plant in New Jersey.

season 2:
"Flower Power", the designers create garments made from real flowers and plants.

season 1:
"Innovation", after a visit to a Manhattan supermarket, the designers must create garments with their purchases.