Well folks the competition is over, sadly our team did not win but did a FANTASTIC job on their garments! The theme was to create an ensemble that would transition from cold to warm climate with ease.
Our team created a beautiful houndstooth cape with lining and impeccably finished; a gorgeous raglan sleeve sweater with an asymmetrical hood, long sleeves and scarf that came from the hood; a empire cut sleeveless sundress with a lace mid-riff and some appliques. The whole look was very pulled together, elegant and most importantly wearable if anyone were to see this whole ensemble in a store they would purchase it without hesitation. In fact the girls could have taken orders on the show floor if they had the time! That speaks volumes to the dedication these ladies have to this art being part time students with full time jobs, families/school etc.
I applaud their efforts and look forward to next year's challenge.
A big thank you goes out to Amy for being a wonderful assistant!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"