On the most recent episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars, the designers were asked to create looks for a specific client and a specific event. In this case, their clients were all female military veterans, and the functions they’d be attending included a friend’s wedding, a friend’s bachelor party in Las Vegas, one model’s fortieth birthday party, and a military social event. The women didn’t want to wear their uniforms on these occasions, so they gave the designers their input for their custom designs.
I’m working with Monster High dolls this season–they’re teens! They can’t be veterans already. Fortunately, Draculaura was just who I needed to report for duty.
Draculaura is a Cadet Private First Class in her school’s Junior RMTC program.
For those who don’t know about this program–since maybe I made it up–this is the Reserve Monsters’ Training Corps. As you can see by the tattoo on her cheek and the highlights in her hair, Draculaura is a fan of pink and likes to look very feminine. The event she’ll be attending is a spring afternoon garden party.
I chose a lightweight, plaid seersucker fabric for the dress.
The neckline is extra ruffly and trimmed in pink. The bodice is shirred, a sweet and appropriate look for a girl DL’s age.
Mattel’s shoes repeat DL’s heart tattoo motif.
Draculaura is ready for walking on sunshine!
A big thank-you to all of those who’ve served. Hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s look. See you next time on the runway!
Draculaura’s RMTC uniform is part of Mattel’s Stars ‘n Stripes Barbie & Ken Army 101st Airborne Gift Set from 1993. The fabric used for her design is repurposed from a dress that belonged either to infant Hanley or infant Lila, so thank you Tim or one of the moms who donated it to my fabric collection.
To see previous designs on All Stars Season 2:
Episode 9: There’s No Business Like Sew Business
Episode 8: Flapper Fashion Face-Off
Episode 7: An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas
Episode 6: Green Dress for the Red Carpet
Episode 5: You’ve Got Male
Episode 4: Made in the USA Today
Episode 3: Up Your Aerosol
Episode 2: Put On Your Dancing Shoes
Episode 1: Redemption on the Runway