Project Project Runway 13, Episode 11: The Highest Bidder

The title of this week’s challenge refers to the fact the the TV contestants bid against each other for the contents of storage lockers and then had to use the contents to create their designs. For PPR, our challenge was: “Create a look from found items around your home. You can use fabric that is in other things like old clothing, but do not use fabric from your fabric stash. Make sure to make fashion and not a costume.” I found an old damask napkin and a shower puff in shades of burgundy for this semi-bohemian two-piece dress and head wrap.

PPR 13 Ep 11 raw materials cropped a  PPR 13 Ep 11 dress c cropped

I’ll be the first to admit it’s not the most inspired design. There’s actually a bit more detail than shows up in the picture — the colors are reversed on the opposite side of the damask, and I used both sides — which the judges would have noticed in their up-close review. And that may have saved me.


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