Runway Monday: Finale Part 2 (PR 11:14)

As promised, I’m presenting a final collection of twelve looks to meet Lifetime’s Project Runway challenge. But first, a look back at my designs for Season 11.

Now: the Summer Fun Fall Collection: Black and White and Red All Over, designed for Model Muse Summer’s fashion line. The designers were asked to include outerwear as part of their collections, so I’m beginning with Top Model Summer herself wearing a red vinyl modified trench coat. Enjoy!


Over a black knit dress with a cowl scarf.

DJ in a party dress.

Noelle in a jumpsuit.

Amelia in a 1920s inspired design.

Louise in a swing coat and textured vinyl dress.

Jillian in polka dots.

With a surprise: cutout sleeves and a chevron back.

Tabitha’s look has been finished since it was shown last week, with black ribbon around the trouser cuffs and the pleats put in the trousers.

Laurel models a red carpet look.

Juliet wears a dressy look for daytime.

Barbie is the hostess with the mostest.

Esperanza has a mod workday dress.

Fallon wears a look for evening: a silk dress with a cutout suede overdress.

One last look at the complete collection. I hope you’ve enjoyed it! Thanks to everyone who followed along this season and offered comments and encouragement.

Thanks to Lindsey, who asked for a trench coat and provided some of the fabric for Jillian’s look; Tim, who provided a camera when mine failed and donated the fabric for Barbie’s skirt; Tom, who helped with the staging; Pat, who provided the sequins on Fallon’s cuff bracelet (all other bracelets are from Mattel and the necklaces are all designed by me); Lynne, who provided the ribbon and tulle on Laurel’s dress. All shoes are by Mattel except Esperanza’s boots, which were a gift from Mark G. Harris. Esperanza’s and Noelle’s belts are my designs; DJ’s belt and Barbie’s belt and clamdiggers are from Mattel.

To see previous designs from this season:

Episode 13: Finale Part 1
Episode 12: Europe Here We Come
Episode 11: Finally On My Own
Episode 10: The Art of Fashion
Episode 9: He Said, She Said
Episode 8: Take It All Off
Episode 7: A Sticky Situation
Episode 6: Senior Fling
Episode 5: A Little Bit Country (A Little Bit Rock ‘N Roll)
Episode 4: The Ultimate Hard and Soft
Episode 3: Surprise Me
Episode 2: Spin Out
Episode 1: There Is No I In Team

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15 thoughts on “Runway Monday: Finale Part 2 (PR 11:14)”

  1. You are the winner!

    I especially love the first look … the coat is kinda awesome and I love the dress … also I like the 2nd dress as well … and Amelia’s ties in with Gatsby!

    1. Thanks! Do I get thousands of dollars to start my own fashion line? A full line of products from HP? My own work space? A fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine? A NEW CAR?!?!

  2. Much more applause! You really outdid yourself for the fashion finale. Loved your choice of fabrics. On the actual show I really thought Patricia was going to win. I wasn’t impressed by Michele’s same old collection. And after Thursday’s wrap-up show I decided that I really didn’t like Michele and half the other bitchy members of the teams.
    Your prize … a couple of weeks off from designing, sewing and kowtowing to your models’ whims and whines.

    1. Thank you very much! Fortunately I get more than two weeks off–I may even be retired. =)

      I was surprised Patricia didn’t win, but I think in the end, they went with someone whose work they felt was more commercial and more easily reproduced.

      However, I’m with you. After watching the reunion show, I found that there were several designers I’d felt neutral about who suddenly seemed quite unpleasant.

    1. Thanks, Cari! It’s nice to see you here again. =)

      I didn’t use the doll Cari this season. She’s due for some attention, I think.

  3. Just stumbled across your blog through flickr and absolutely love your version of Project Runway. This is the perfect collection, and now I have an urge to do this for my own Barbies, although I can’t sew well. Keep creating beautiful things!

    1. Thanks very much! I can’t sew well either–though I’ve improved a little since starting this in 2008. You should go for it and have some fun. =)

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