PPR Challenge # 1 – House of Cornish

Our challenge was to take a piece that represented our point of view, and make a companion piece that could be in the same collection.

The design that I chose was week 1, Season 9, “Come As You Are”. The dress and jacket are crisp cotton American sportswear. And while I LOVE a gown, I am really proud of this look, and think it has great market appeal. So when I show my collection to buyers, I want it to have some ready to wear elements.

The materials for my look are all from Britex Fabrics. I wanted to stay in the cottons, to have some consistency.

The top is made from a beautiful Cotton Voile. The weight is divine.
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I went with a basic summer blouse. It’s long sleeves, but it is sheer and breezy, so it could be almost considered resort wear.
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The pants are an Italian stretch cotton blend. It is actually some of the best material I have worked with to date. This would be a fabulous material for pants in human size. It is substantial, stretchy, and has a subtle tone-on-tone pattern to it that provides a little bit of interest instead of just a flat finish fabric.
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In the end, the looks both have a crisp finish, both are cotton, both have white and blue… “my girl” is on her way to Nantucket for the weekend. And she will be in my collection.

Note: Britex Fabrics were good enough to give me the fabric for this challenge. They have paid no other form of compensation.
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