Friday, November 30, 2012

I've Been (Couture) Altered

It's the end of November, the end of my Fall season at Project Minima, and I've just finished refashioning a top this evening.  It was another Asianesque, made-from-scratch, blouse.  I spent some serious time on redesigning it to fit.

artwork by Moki Mioke

Seems to me I've had some major breakthroughs in my approach.  I credit it to reading Altered Couture (thanks Jean!) cover-to-cover, several times and to studying designer patterns a lot.  It's really opened my mind to alternative ways of thinking about how I want to construct clothes. 

I also finished sewing this great skirt from a Vogue pattern designed by the same person who did those pants I recently made, Marcy Tilton.  I just love it, it so architectural.  I'll have to get a pic of me wearing them, well both things, soon.  Meanwhile I do have pics on the Clothes for Fall page, if you'd like to check them out.  ahh, I'm tired...

8 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued!! Rest up so we can see please.

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    1. So nice to hear that, Joni. I'm back and ready for more.

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  2. You are so unique and inspiring, ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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    1. Same to you, my dear Sacramento. I'll be up and going with more any day now.

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  3. Oh that skirt is so amazing! I love the two different colored zippers. The shape is incredible. Take it easy and get some rest~ Look forward to seeing you wear your amazing creations.

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    1. I think so too. My first forays into corduroy sewing. Love the stuff. And wearing it too.

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  4. The shape of that skirt is outrageously wonderful, and the coloured zippers make it even more excellent. How exciting to be having such inspiration and breakthroughs! I think our lovely Jean is amazing too. I love it when thinking can open right up and blossom.

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    1. I have gangsta pockets! Jean Is Amazing. And Inspiring. I have yet to think in knits. It's time will come.

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