Gallery: LAST DAY to Vote for Your Favorite “DIY With IOU” Finalist!


"In this design I let the material speak to me, as it is the key element in the IOU Project's line. Madras is reversible, so taking it to the next level I wanted a garment with multiple uses that would inherently be sustainable without saying a word.

"The result is a reusable bag, a sundress, a beach blanket, and a long vest all on one, with each design transforming itself completely. To save from making multiple patterns in multiple sizes for manufacturing, I wanted two patterns: S/M and L/XL. The bag, blanket, and vest were void of size so my concern was the sundress, as I had to make the garment fit almost any body type. I chose a cowl neck because of both its drape-like and expansive qualities, and an A-line skirt that ties in the back to fit and flatter almost any waist size."

+ Linhardt Design

Who's your favorite "DIY With IOU" finalist?

7 Responses to “LAST DAY to Vote for Your Favorite “DIY With IOU” Finalist!”

  1. Brent Heine says:

    nice job Minna K!

  2. Sally2012 says:

    Love the simplicity as in the lines of this dress, even though there is a lot of detail .

  3. Madi says:

    Very cute!!

  4. AniO says:

    Swati you are incredible!!! good luck to you always! xoxo

  5. sharon says:

    such beautiful designs from all contestants. I have my favourites based on the colors/weave structure and favourites based on the design itself. but you have all done an outstanding job – congratulations!

  6. albertbp2 says:

    Nice dress and foto

  7. DesignrGirl says:

    They are all so well done, but I think Lara Miller did the all around best job. She chose a silhouette and function that would look best with the fabric and pattern, which helped tremendously with the overall appeal of the garment. Nice job.

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