The contest gallery for the Pattern Review Sudoku Contest is filling up. The wardrobes the ladies are creating are wonderful. This is one of the highest-standard challenges I have seen taking shape yet, and still: it does not feel like a competition at all…on the discussion board everyone is helping each other out with advice, suggestions and motivation. I am so glad I did this one!
It was super gratifying to see my grid come to life over the last 2 months: from a sticky-tape storyboard with fabric scraps and line drawings, to a cupboard full of winter clothes. Quite a few plan-changes happened along the way:
This morning I bit the bullet and played (a) stylist (b) model and (c) photographer…and this evening I played (d) graphic designer, creating the composite pictures on Microsoft Excel instead of some smart photocollage program.
This is what a DIY Onewoman fashion shoot looks like:
Spot the camera set on auto-shoot, the computer on which I ticked off Sudoku combinations as I photographed them and the Moroccan rug which I specifically included on the “staging” to have a “X Marks The Spot” position to which I could quickly rush after pressing the 10-second self-timer.
Great fun was had by all. The fashion shoot team I only photographed the 10 main Sudoku combinations – across, down and diagonal – but in reality I can get a lot more if I play “Advanced” Sudoku.
*insert nerdy, clever-looking emoticon here*
I just did NOT have the energy to photograph ALL the combinations! These are the shots I used in my composite picture for the PR Competition entry… plus 2 random ones where I got messed up (-;
To conclude: I am indecently proud of this collection, but the item I probably enjoyed most to sew was this reversible bag out of remnants from the other garments:
I think I now have the reversible bug out of my system!