|painting by Tamara de Lempicka|
You can see how I interpreted the "Young Girl in Green" after the break...
Ok, now meet her mother!
|Suit originally made by me pre-Project Minima and now refashioned to fit, dino & pearl necklace, boa on head, mom's mended pearl knit gloves refashioned by moi, and (tsk, tsk) wearing THE golden boots from ebay!|
(Click on bold items to find out more about its how and wherefore.)
I hadn't anything really green to wear for this challenge. I looked through my stash of old clothes waiting to be revitalized and there was this teal suede kimono jacket and pants. It originally looked like this from a pattern:
|Kimono jacket & pants as worn by model|
I took apart the jacket sleeves and side seams, put in some really cool fabric for side inserts that went up into the sleeves as gussets. Repositioned the button placement to center front and hand sewed an embellishment on each shoulder seam to sleeve.
For the pants that were not ever going to fit me, I seam ripped the inner leg seams and straightened the seam going down the center front and back where the crotch used to be. For now I've left the center slits at knee length in both back and front. I also added inserts at both hips to fit. The zipper was in the back so that was easy enough. For close up pictures see the Clothes for Fall page.
I don't have any hats so I used my feather boa neck piece for one.
And in one fell swoop, I'm joining Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Monday Mingle, and of course, Style Imitating Art which will be up by Tuesday. And let's not forget Lakota's Ta-Dah Tuesday or the Pleated Poppy! And now Refashion Co-op!