Monday, May 6, 2013

Just Groovin'

...in my sewing room, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.  
Sewing up patterns #1, 2 & 3.  

Check it out!


 from A Dress A Day (unknown source)
And Get Down!

But wait, I'm not done yet!  I accidentally hit publish!  There's still more to come...

Okay, so here's the inspiration for Style Imitates Art:

Feeding the Ducks by Mary Cassatt
 And here's me jumping into the artwork, even if I have to walk on water to do so.

Treading Water with Ducks
Okay, now I'm done.  And with that I'm linking up with Patti's Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, the crowd at Monday Mingle.  Don't forget to check out Style Imitating Art on Tuesday.  See you all here or there!

Oh, and I'm wearing a bunch of all mostly refashioned stuff.  Sandals painted by moi, old pants turned into skirt, old thrifted maxi dress made into underskirt, found shirt refashioned to fit, and very old big dress worn as duster(?).



29 comments:

  1. The dancing pattern made me laugh out loud. I love it!
    Love your interpretation of the painting. You got the colours just right. And it was a great excuse to look back at your earlier posts where the clothes got their first outing.
    I like the way you have reinvented those clothes for a completely different look. I am trying to do that for Me Made May but life has rather got in the way of thinking about clothes at the moment.

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    1. It still makes me smile.
      Taking pictures everyday is a lot of work. Wearing the clothes you've made is the easy part.

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  2. Such cool re-fashionings, pao! love the soft colors too. thanks for sharing the good stuff with Vis Mon!

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    1. Only the best goes to the party at Patti's! Thanks for having us.

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  3. Love how the yellow skirt peeks out from the turquoise one.

    I really need to read up on painting shoes. I bought a pair of vintage Fluevogs and they are a lovely design, but they are suede and darkish brown. I want them to be bright and vibrant and funky as they deserve!

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    1. Go for it, Megan. Maybe try it out on some junky shoes first, if you want to practice. It's no big deal really. And you can always paint over if you don't like what you've done.

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    2. Definitely. I'm just hoping to avoid cracking/peeling. I'm wondering if suede will be a bane or a boon in this situation. I think it'll grab the paint well, but may become stiff. Ah well, it will certainly be a fun project to play with.

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    3. Many of the ones I painted were suede and it worked fine. They didn't become stiff, peel or crack. I used acrylic paint I had on hand and actually just put it on with my finger because I wanted to rub it in and not have brush strokes. That way it didn't go on too thickly either. I also mixed colors on the shoes while the paint was still wet and that worked well too.

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    4. Ooh, thanks for the hints! I have a vintage pair of Birkenstocks that need upgrading and was wondering if it was worth it. No harm done if it doesn't work because I haven't worn them in quite some time anyway.

      PS Love the animated pattern too!

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  4. I love your dancing patern girl, and I am not surprised to know that you can walk on water, ahhhhh
    Always such and inspiration, dear Pao.
    XXXXXXXXXX

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    1. So good to hear from you again, Sacramento. Wonderful photos from Berlin meanwhile.

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  5. She *is* groovy - I had such a laugh!

    Your outfit is dead on, as always. Did I understand you correctly - this is not something you'd wear out? I think the orange underskirt flashing from the pant skirt is genious. Not knowing you of course, but still I'd say it looks very 'you'.

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    1. Yea, it's one of those looks good for the painting only outfits. But your ensemble was especially lovely AND fitting for the painting.

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  6. That GIF made me laugh out loud - fab pattern and marvellously groovy dance!
    Your interpretations of the art never cease to amaze me, this one's no exception! xxx

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    1. I immediately thought of you when I saw it - the dancing pattern, that is. Just your style.

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  7. The dancing pattern is just too cool!! LOVED it!!
    I love your take on the Mary Cassett painting--wonderful colors and such creative ways of reimagining clothing into something fabulous!!

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    1. As one who knows, now that she both thrifts and sews! yay Tamera.

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  8. Really, really needed a big smile today, and I sure got it by popping over here! Just can't tell you how much I adore the dancing pattern girl ... so great.
    Your SIA outfit and idea are wonderful. I gave up ... not enough sense of humor over there for me.

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    1. Ahhh, that's just why you're needed at SIA. Can't do it all on my own, ya know.

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  9. Wow, so "new" sizing has a size16 at a 38 bust and 29 waist! In my dreams!!! I love the outfit, though. How you got her to boogie all night long is a mystery to me, but then again, I am getting older (and wider). Some things just elude me.

    I'll bet Mary Cassatt would be confused, too. Like, how the hell did YOU get in to the picture, walking on water, no less?! Any chance we can see you boogie? Now that would be a miracle. I think Mary C. would like that too.





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    1. Dancing on water? Now that would be just too much.

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    2. Aww, cmon, why not? :-) BTW, I just went back and noticed my girl in the back with the head nod. Laughed again!!

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  10. Such lovely images, so evocative of happy summer days. I love the dancing lady in yellow, very clever of you!

    I'm visiting you as a fellow Visible Monday blogger, do pop by and check out my outfit if you get the time! www.kikiandthegypsy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I sure will, I'm so behind in bopping around!

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  11. Oh my gosh! I want to see all my vintage patterns dance! Too cool.
    What a great idea to have a bright underskirt peaking out from a skirt with a slit. Your colors are spot on with the Mary Cassatt watercolor.

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    1. Yes, you could have them all do the appropriate dance for that time period.

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  12. Got cut short. I meant to say "Mary Cassatt's watercolor-like hues."

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  13. Why do I always like your version better than the original?

    Has Simplicity hired you yet? :)

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