Project Runway Challenge #7


The latest Project Runway episode was the HP/Intel pattern challenge. And let me start off by saying it was the most difficult for a few reasons.

1. We had to turn it in two weeks early, without seeing the episode and the full parameters.
2. We didn’t have the same Intel program the designers used because it’s not for sale.

But we also got off easy because we neither had to work in a team of five, create several looks, or a shoot a video for the models to walk to during the runway show. So I guess things evened out in the end.

I had to cheat a little and design my pattern in Illustrator, simple because I wanted it to look clean and that’s not something I was able to do on the Touch Screen in Art Rage. Here’s the result:



I went with a mod minidress that ended up being sort of an updated Breakfast at Tiffany’s look once I used the Piperlime wall to accessorize. In the end I was surprisingly happy with the result.


If you’ve been following along from the start, you know that last Friday I had the opportunity to attend the Project Runway finale runway show at New York Fashion Week. And wow, what an amazing experience. But I’ll be saving all that to share until the finale airs, along with the Project Runway Reunion party that took place Saturday night. This will also be the last challenge I’ll be participating in – I’m saying auf wiedersehen for now!

If you’d like to see all of my creations, check them out here. And if you haven’t seen this past week’s episode you can catch it right now.


Full Disclosure: HP provided me with a TouchSmart 610 for use. All content and opinions are mine. I have not been financially compensated by HP or Project Runway.

  • Kristin

    September 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm Reply

    *Auf wiedersehen!

  • harold hollingsworth

    September 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm Reply

    wonderful pattern on the dress, completely has me inspired, both in a vintage 80’s video game memory once had, and as the painter side of me with my continuing love of patterns that repeat in a brilliant way, nice!

    • Kelly

      September 13, 2011 at 9:56 am Reply

      thanks, Harold! i love hearing what other people take away from my designs.

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