Shabby Apple is holding a design contest that I thought I'd take a chance at. Bare with me, I'm a novice at drawing. But if you know me well at all, you know that I can't not enter a contest.
My first dress. The fabric would be knit with a color block design palette. The skirt and bow would be either mustard yellow or gray. (Which color palette do you like better?) and the top would have navy blue stripes with ruched sleeves. The back neckline of the dress would have a slight V-neck, but not to low so it would still fit Shabby Apple's design standards.
For my second dress, I kind of struggled with putting my design down on paper. The sketch isn't my favorite but hopefully my idea will still show through. I wanted the dress to be really feminine looking. I love the idea of texture so I pictured the ruffles to be made of all sorts of fabrics. (lace, chiffon or silk chiffon, tulle, and satin). It would have 5 or 6 ruffles, each about 1 to 2 inches in length. This dress would gather a bit lower than the natural waist and the top would have an asymmetrical neckline. I'd want a stiffer fabric for the top as well, maybe cotton or polyester. Some sort of sturdier fabric to balance out the softness of the bottom. The colors would be creamy and soft. White, off-white, beige, cream, ivory and pale pink.
This dress was inspired by a dance dress I wore last year. It's similar, but I wanted to leave out the things I didn't like about that dress and keep the things that I did. I wanted to go for more feminine colors instead of earthy tones and I wanted to make the top of the dress more interesting by adding an asymmetrical neckline. I also wanted to add all different kinds of fabric for the ruffles as compared to just cotton and lace.
Wish me luck!
**Disclaimer** In order to enter the contest, you had to post your designs and inspiration on your blog. No, I wouldn't normally show you my attempts at entering a design contest, haha. So don't think it's because I'm super confident in my entry.. it's not. :)