Monday, June 11, 2012

Lolita Runway Challenge: Project Summer hosted by ABC Lolita

ABC Lolita made a post today proposing a cool and fun idea. A
Lolita Runway Challenge just like Project Runway but just spanning the summer. The first challenge would be to make a replica of the Op or JSK of your choosing. Here is a little excerpt...

Lolita Runway Challenge: Project Summer

I was chatting with another Lolita and came up with the idea for a Project Runway-type challenge that spans the summer. If successful, there could be more challenges in the future, but we're starting simple for now.

The timeline would, of course, be much longer than the Project Runway timeline.
1) Challenge Announcement
2) Fashion Sketch or Fashion Drawing or Technical Flats (basically, get your idea in)
3) Material Hunt
4) Drape, Pattern, Alter, etc.
5) Sew forever
6) Photo and post!

The first challenge would be to make a replica, but you can change the details. It still must be obvious which dress you are replicating (I wanted everybody to replicate the same dress to see everybody's take on it, but that can change). This would be an easier first challenge because you can simply make an exact replica if altering patterns or designing are not your forte. This allows beginners to participate as well as seasoned seamstresses (see if you can make it EXACTLY like the original!)

 I love this idea! So much fun. This gives me the final push to make a certain outfit I have been wanting to make. I fell in love with the Milky Rail Train Set by Alice and the Pirates.
 The first time I saw it I knew it was love. So pretty. I guess it is one of my dream dresses. I just realized it. It is a dream dress. But, I don't have over $500 for one dress so I continue to dream. Hence, this challenge is the perfect time to make my dream dress. If I do a good job people won't be able to tell the difference.

I am sure there will be more info and more details in the future. Right now it is just an idea that will hopefully happen. It is open to anyone. So, tell your friends and spread the word. It would be great if lots of people participated.


  1. Sounds fun..I have already one dress project in mind (haven't made one in two years), but since I'm working atm and have a little girl, it's a bit challenging to even get the sewing macine out of it's box :P

  2. This really looks cool. I would join, I have time over the summer....
    Hammer out the details and I would totally join. I have some dresses that I do love.


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