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Shibori, Needle Felting, and Food Poisoning...OH MY!

This year on March 17&18th I had the privilege of attending the National Art Education Convention for art teachers across the country. There were about 4700 art teachers in one place at one time! It was just amazing that NAEA was held in Chicago this year so I could easily attend. ComiCon was there about a creative happening!! So Amazing!!!

This year, I signed up for 2 workshops on Thursday that caught my attention. The first one was a Japanese Shibhori fabric dyeing class. We talked about how there is so much "waste fashion" in the world, and how much clothing really does go into the landfills. It was eye opening!!!

This workshop really hit home and I was so thankful that I had started another year of not buying new clothing. I CAN"T say that I will NEVER buy off the rack again, but I will definitely think more closely about where my clothing comes from.

Here are some pictures of the wonderful technique we were introduced to:

Practice that folding b…

Chef to Chic

Here's a quick re-fashion: This top was given to me from the stash of the lovely Bonnie
I look a bit like a chef though.

Have no fear, dolman sleeves are near!

I trimmed some of the side fabric in a curvy swoop with my pinking roller.

To make sure the sides are the same, I folded the shirt in half, and rolled the other side.

I sewed up the seams on the inside.  Now, the fit is more flattering,  There's nothing quite like a crisp white shirt that  can be paired with anything!
Thank you Bonnie!!!
See you next time!

I'm a 90's Chick!

I've been working on this one on and off for weeks now. I finally finished it, and I wanted to show you what I accomplished.

This was a $2.00 score! It really doesn't get much better than that!

This fabric was so soft! It was in great condition! Buttons up the back, weird side ties. Droopy arm holes.

Right up my alley!

I then realized I was wearing it backwards! The buttons were supposed to be down the front.  Oh well, I like it better this way anyhow.
Did I mention this has pockets????

I took up the shoulders about 2 inches.  I Stitched those shoulders, then snipped off the extra fabric. That made the arm pit droopiness considerably better!
It needed some length taken off the bottom too, so that got a snip, (about 7 inches of snip!)  Those goofy side ties came off too. Snip! Pick!
With the seven inch bottom scrap, I fashioned a kind-of-sort-of-sleeve from a dress pattern. It didn't quite fit the pattern, but I did what I could.

I sewed the sleeves onto the…