Friday, July 29, 2011

Project Runway Wannabe

The new season of Project Runway started last night.  Yippee!  I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but it's waiting for me in the DVR (best invention ever!).  Hopefully tonight my husband will relinquish control of the remote and I'll get some one on one time with Heidi and Tim.  A gal can only handle so much Tour de France coverage.

A few years ago, my mom told me about a Project Runway contest being sponsored by a DFW newpaper.  The challenge was to create an outfit for a Barbie using the contents of a large manila envelope supplied by the newspaper.  You were allowed to use your own thread and glue and could spend up to $2 on any additional supplies you may have needed as long as you provided a receipt. 

My envelope contained a couple of circles of tulle, a small bunch of plastic flowers, some really big rubber bands, a half dozen clear rhinestones, a piece of pink felt, and a balloon.  Very useful supplies.  I bought one spool of bluish purple ribbon for fifty cents at Hobby Lobby.  Time to make it work.

This is what I came up with...

I ripped apart the plastic flowers and hot glued them directly onto Barbie's bust.  What they say is is pain.  The tulle circles became a skirt with a ribbon belt.  I also used the ribbon to tie up her crazy hair and to create a small clutch purse.  The rhinestones became part of the purse and a blingy diamond ring for her right hand.  Tim Gunn would be proud.

Shockingly, my creative brilliance didn't win the $100 prize.  Someone else probably used a toothpick and a old gum wrapper to create a couture ballgown for Heidi to wear to the Grammys.  Oh well, it was fun anyway! 

Auf Wiedersehen.  :)


  1. Stopping by from Reasons to skip the housework! I love your barbies clothes and your last paragraph made me laugh out loud!!

    I absolutely love Project Runway and I secretly want to be a contestant! I'm a new follower!

  2. That looks like so much fun! I think you should have won - how creative! I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I'd love to have you! Check it out under the "Stache Party" page on my blog:

  3. i would not miss project runway...i have watched almost all the seasons so far....