Friday, August 14, 2015

Art Teacher Doodle Dress

I purchased this plain white cotton fabric thinking I wanted to print on it myself. Ya know, make a stamp and repeat a little bunny or something all over it but, then I thought why not let my students have at it? I'll let them create a unique one-of-a-kind fabric, and I'll wear THEIR art!!!
(I still might make some bunny fabric though.)

So off they go with some fabric markers....
...and go...


...and go...


...and go...



This was a great way to end the school year!
I cut out the fabric with one of my free patterns I pulled of the internet.



Snip, snip, cut, cut, sew, sew.
I followed the pattern instructions, and Voila!

One of a kind dress that showcases my students doodles and fun!

This dress sat in my sewing room for the summer, and I finally got around to putting it all together. 
I added some black fabric spray paint after it was all sewn together, just to add some pizzazz!

Now, it was all ready for my second day of school. What a way to start the year with wearing my students' artwork!!!
I love it!!


See you next time!



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

It's in the Genes!

Do you wonder where I get my creative side from? Well here she is!!! My wonderful Aunt refashioned her own skirt, and didn't waste a scrap!


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My Aunt Essie emailed me and told me I inspired her to refashion a skirt that was entirely too long, and it was a no-waste refashion, because she used the extra fabric to make an infinity scarf!
Go Auntie!!!

She said I inspired her, but I think I get it from her...
Aunt Essie Rocks!!!!

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I hope I can inspire some more peeps out there to refashion some unloved clothing into loved pieces again!

See you next time!



P.S. Here's a sneak peek into something I've been working on...
YIKES!!!









Saturday, August 1, 2015

Secretary Dress



I'm not sure what to say about this one. I'll start with the $3.00 it set me back. ( Totally worth the price)
The fabric was silk, and the print was just gorgeous, but the style.....ohhh that style has got to go!

First things first. 
SHOULDER PADS OUT!!!

BUH BYE!

Then CHOP CHOP CHOP, off come the sleeves, and a few inches at the bottom.

I also removed the plastic button that was visible when I had the top button undone. It looked silly with the other button, and I would never button the dress up all the way. That button had to go too!


I also took in each side about an inch.
See!


I hemmed everything up, and I was ready to go to dinner with my family!

Happy to be wearing my new dress


It even came with a matching spiffy belt!!!
See you next time!