Runway Monday: Having A Field Day (PR 12:8)

On the most recent episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway, the designers were given a chance to provide free labor to Heidi’s sweat shop create high-end performance-wear for Heidi Klum’s New Balance line. The winning design would be sold at select stores. Fortunately, I didn’t have to compete in field day-type challenges like the designers, but I also didn’t get access to Heidi’s fabrics. With Top Model Abby ready to help me on the runway, I improvised with fabric remnants from previous seasons’ challenges.

I wanted to create an outfit that could be used for all kinds of workout activities.


The loose fitting knit is great for going to and from a workout, or just for power walking as a day’s exercise. Along with the jacket sleeves, the yoke of the pants gives a pop of color and meshes elements of a yoga pant with a harem pant. To take the look from walking/running to gym machines or yoga, the jacket can be removed.


And underneath is a cropped red tank with capped sleeves.


I accessorized with a Mattel for Target scarf to hold back Abby’s hair in style. Of course, the Chucks are also from Mattel.

The complete look:

Heidi wanted to bring the runway to the treadmill–and I think Abby looks just as fashionably sporty leaving as arriving. See you next time on the runway!

Previous designs this season:

Episode 12:7 Shoes First!
Episode 12:6 Let’s Go Glamping!
Episode 12:5: YOU Choose Your Materials!
Episode 12:4: Tie the Knot
Episode 12:3: An Unconventional Coney Island
Episode 12:2: Million Dollar Runway
Episode 12:1: Sky’s The Limit

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10 Responses to Runway Monday: Having A Field Day (PR 12:8)

  1. marika says:

    no pleasure pockets?

      • Marika says:

        that’s where I keep my cookies, Oreos to be exact.

        Which brings me to Angry Ken. WTF? However, I also thought Crybaby Helen knew she was button pushing. When she told Tim she didn’t know what set him off? Really Helen? Anyway, I think one angry belittling dude a season should be enough … and kate should have won … and Geesh! Can Dom get some recognition?

  2. Gary says:

    Cute!! I am not a fan of the athletic wear challenge, in general, but I love the pop of color here. As for Ken, I have been ready for him to go for a couple of challenges now. I agree that Dom does good work, and deserves more recognition. I am not a Kate fan, but her outfit was better than Helen’s.

    • Becky says:

      Thanks! Yeah, this is one of the challenges that kind of bores me, but I do like these two fabrics (full disclosure: the black/gray is from a pair of women’s tights, and the red is from a pair of women’s panties–all bought especially for previous challenges in other seasons and never worn by humans!).

  3. Robert Edler says:

    The designers all seem to be a bunch of whiners this season. And the challenges have been below par most of the season.

    • Becky says:

      Nobody’s had any wow moments, have they? There are safe designs and good designs, but nothing has made me go, “THIS should win!”

  4. Mark says:

    I’m loooking forward to the next series of the Great British Sewing Bee, but I think that’s very different to Project Runway.

    • Becky says:

      Ha ha! I promise you, I will not be doing Sewing Bee projects for Barbie. However, I’m inspired that it was previously won by an 81-year-old grandmother. An inspiration to all of us to reach for our dreams no matter how many years are behind us.

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