I LIKE the parameters of the design challenge – ie, design a one day outfit that can be quickly changed into a more formal outfit.
Whenever I have traveled, I have needed to go from “DRESSED UP” to comfort / casual. This premise is a plausible scenario that many of us can adapt for our own needs.
Challengers can, and have in the past, died and painted or embellished etc, outfits to wear to a variety of events for the design challenge.
The design challange is an example of people being creative. Imagination is stimulated by constrictions. The parameters seem to me to be both practical and useful.
But I wish Threads would give us more details and close-ups from all the people who have participated. Maybe do it online. Extras like that would make people want to read/buy the magazine.
and …perhaps ,,,, In the magazine, there should be more variety of articles about dye, paint, emellishment, or combining interests in weaving, embroidery, knitting, knotting, historical costumes, or something like the other interesting articles in the early Threads magazines. I have been, and will continue to be, a subscriber since issue 8 or 9. My opinion is that you should offer variety of articles.
My wish about the design challange articles is that you all would show us more close-up pictures of the winners’ work or even others who did not win but have interesting ideas. Post pictures online of other people. What we see now is not very detailed. And likely there are a lot of non-“winners” who have made some very nice creations or interesting work.