As I have spent a week scampering around a bolt of black "watered" moray taffeta, shreds of cream cotton jersey knit, thread trimmings and straight pins with yellow flower heads...I realized tonight it was, is worth it.
Tonight the high school hosted there own version of Project Runway. We sat in the front row in front of the stage--feeling like we had those seats only the A-List celebs get at the runway shows. The fashion show music was spun by a beloved high school classmate with a flare and knack for disc jockeying. The fashion creations...well, most good, some great construction while others bordered on the line of loving hands from home and tranny mess. The kind of tranny mess that would give Michel Koors and Heidi Klum nightmares for years and put Nina Garcia into a coma. Still it was all about the teens trying there hand at a craft that has fallen by the way side but is slowly making its way back in the world of desired skill/talent--sewing.
So my little (tall) fashionista decided after years of stitching her own clothes she was ready to let the world judge her talent.
With a bolt of fabric M got from her grandmother she designed an adorable fun short and flirty skirt. A skirt with a high waist and a thick elastic waste band. M paired it with an off the shoulder T embellished with brushed gold chains that picked up the gold dual zippers that accented each side of the skirt. No pattern needed. Just a creative mind along with the desire and skill to work the Singer.
After the girls all strutted down the runway and the judges took a good look at each entry's construction up close, the winners were announced.
M won first place in the casual category.
Who knows maybe one day M will hear Tim Gunn saying to her "carry on carry on."