Wednesday, March 25, 2009


The Power of Pattern (Home Dec 101)

This workshop is an introduction to decorating interiors. Designer Renee Brown is here to help, and provide a little inspiration for your interior. She will show you how to successfully incorporate color, pattern and texture to make your room pop for spring.

Stephanie scored this amazing pile of design inspiration on Sunday. Jealous yet?

Renee Brown of Doublehappiness Designs is here every other Sunday to dish out free design advice.

The free workshop runs the first and third Sundays of every month. Do to the SCREAMING DEAL, you do have to call or stop in to sign up. The workshop (ie heaven) lasts from 1-2pm on Sunday and you can hire Renee for a home consultation if that just isn't quite enough time.

Oh yeah, and did we mention that you get 20% off home decor special orders for a month. We are practically paying you to come to the workshop!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I wanted to give everyone a heads up on the final challenge so you can start thinking about it. There will one or two eliminations in the mean time, but it is a little more involved and I think it would help to start thinking about it now.

For the finale you will be making a line of clothing. Your line will need to consist of 2-4 garments and/or accessories (total). The pieces in a line of clothing should have a similar inspiration and should have a cohesive presence (think of it this way: often, if someone likes a particular line of clothing, they purchase multiple pieces and they should coordinate somewhat).
Another aspect of the challenge will be to create an identity for yourself. Give your "company" and line a name-design a tag or business card that represents this.
Your budget and other details will be announced next week, but start thinking about what you want to do.
TIPS: Time is always an issue in Project Selvedge, as in the real world. Build your line accordingly. Some pieces should be simple basics and some should be some more complicated and "stand out" pieces.
Also, wear ability is an issue with a line of clothing as opposed to runway fashion.
I recommend choosing more than one model for the fashion show-it gets crazy and goes fast and having multiple models will make everyone's life easier.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks for all your work and inpiration. The fans of Project Selvedge (even the ones not directly related to contestants:) LOVE the event and the amazing things you guys come up with. I hear compliments on your work daily-so thanks for making it a success.