Triad Goodwill's 2017 Rock the Runway Unconventional Material Challenge is presented by the Greensboro News & Record. At least 75% of the visible material on the garment should be made of newsprint, provided by the News & Record. The goal is to create a look from paper - that doesn't look like paper. Vote for your favorite design! The News & Record will then choose a winner from the three looks with the most votes! The winner will be announced during our Rock the Runway Fashion Fundraiser on February 24, 2017. Tickets are still available. Photos courtesy: Torey Searcy Photography [...]
Florence's Beyonce-inspired look This one is for my ladies and gentlemen as well. We all have our favorite celebrities that have style and wish we could afford those beautiful outfits they wear.Well, here's a fun way to challenge yourself and you can even include a friend to make your shopping experience at goodwill a fun one. A few years ago I did a celebrity inspirational look for less. I got my pieces from Goodwill and added some pieces I already had at home and I had a blast doing it. My inspirational look came from Beyonce. I'm pretty sure that [...]
From Idea to Realization Idea begins with inspiration and inspiration begins with motivation. From idea to realization there are several steps and they do not necessarily always follow the same scheme. Research is important at every beginning to understand the market, the competition and recent trends. Often, you also get inspired and get ideas about which direction you want to go. In fact, in most projects designers are required to make a trend analysis, including color forecasting, first. Color is big, although it is also true that designers go out of the box. Some designers are known by [...]
Easy Ribbon Dress Easy ribbon skirt using an old robe from Triad Goodwill, tulle, and ribbon Reasons for using this method instead of the overly popularized tie tulle skirt: This method is faster It does not tangle Instructions: Measure how long you would like your dress to be. I did this by holding the robe up to my toddler. Cut the bottom of the robe and sew any openings shut. Use a wide stitch or hand stitch around both the tulle and robe. By pulling the thread, both the robe and tulle will scrunch, making the tulle appear puffy. After picking [...]
I painted two pillow cases using acrylic paint (canary yellow and Caribbean blue). My vision is to have a yellow veil that will match the design. Also there is a little something special that will be added to the design to give it a grand entrance!!! The design will have two pieces top and bottom separate. This design was a fun challenge to construct.