For the skirt I used stretch white denim,cut out shapes of different types of fabric sewn onto the skirt to create different textures, for looks and feel. For the bottom I cut out lots of fabric and scrunched it. I love adding different textures to fabrics. The skirt is lined and has an invisible zipper.
For the blouse I used white and black stretch poplin. I made a collar, short sleeves with folds on the tops of sleeves, lined them for ease of slipping on. I made a under bust corset, and stitched white fabric strips over many seams of the top.
Drafting and making a muslin samples
The under bust corset
And the finished garments
Sewing for Samantha is a real pleasure, she has such a perfect realistic doll body,
and poses super well. You don't need to cover her too much with clothing to hide joints etc.
And she is a substantial size, not too small or too big.
Here what the judges have to say
Very cute styling with that's edgy and different. A design that hasn't been overworked and whose details are in the use of fabric in an unconventional way. Simple but works for this challenge even if a little too Ready To Wear.
This is a cute fashion, not extremely professional daywear. It feels more like resort wear. I like the detail and the fit and construction are nice. It doesn’t come across as Haute Couture Daywear. The bare mid drift is a distraction for daywear, and makes it too casual. On a side note, that doll has HUGE feet! But she is cute. Good job, but I think you missed the challenge
I like the effort put into the construction…but the top and skirt seem to go with two very different outfits. The skirt silhouette is odd…and not very flattering. The designer did a fine job of detail use, but failed in the ensemble cohesion that would have created a highly detailed and effective design. The handbag is almost criminal.
subtle details and beautifully made