Saturday, August 1, 2015

WHO AM I WEARING, You Ask?

~ I'm wearing an original Mel/ Mz. Baggs creation ~

I hope she doesn't mind that I altered it a bit to fit, then added some bits and pieces here and there, you know, because I could.  I thought of it as a collaboration even though it maybe wasn't technically.  But that's what I'm saying anyway.


~ the ensemble complete ~
There was no way that tiny black silk top was gonna fit me as is, but luckily it had three 1" tucks on each side.  So I opened them up from the bust down, which added more than enough width for me to wear it.  I was like, this will look so cool with those transparent trousers I just made. 

~ I was a hit in class today ~
But you know, a short crop top over transparent pants, uh, nah.  Adding another layer of transparency was just the ticket and I had exactly enough left over from the pants.  So I zig-zagged that baby around the hem of the top.  Poifect.  Then I needed a little something on top of the top for better proportions.  On went another bit of scrap around the sleeve hem.



I'm wearing some old suede clogs that I had spilled salsa on. I covered the mess with roses cut from Mom's old sweatshirt.


~ say goodbye Mz Baggs ~
Mz Baggs covered with a piece of black netting in an attempt to look more mysterious...


24 comments:

  1. Yah-uh you were a hit! This is insanely clever. I seriously think Melanie's makes come with some sort of magic....to be used only for good, of course!

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    1. Magic Mel, that's the truth. A little goes a long way too.

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  2. This. Is. Magic!!!!!
    I love the transparent fabric...did you sew all the flowers??!
    And all your additions including the scribble machine embroidery and the black net over Ms Baggs. It all tells a beautiful story.
    It also looks cool for Summer! And I love printed baggy pants at the moment :-) And I love the way you've brought back the green in the shoes. I need me some transparent fabric now! Xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. The flowers were already sewn willy-nilly onto the black netting when I bought the fabric! And the scribble neon machine embroidery was all Melanie. All I did was take out the tucks on the top and add the flowered netting to the top. Oh, and put a veil over Mz. Baggs for some added drama.

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  3. Hands clapping - for the upcycling and for the photos! I love what you've done here. Yes! Hurrah for hidden tucks. I had forgotten about those. Everything now is just right, including your shoes. The netting is an inspired idea, perfect for the creation. I am a huge fan of transparent pants. I have purple ones somewhere around which I must dig out.

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    1. Yes indeed, the tucks were perfectly placed and ready for any alterations needed, easy as pie. What an eye you have Melanie. Anne's top/ dress was perfect for her too. Now let's see some more transparent pants. A trend perhaps?

      Notice my photos are still big, even though they're blurry...

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  4. Fantabulous! You look bangin' and rockin' and any other -in' that is good. How about smokin'? I will not be wearing any transparent pants anytime soon so I say you just go ahead and wear some on my behalf, okay? Sorted! xoxo

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    1. ahhh, never say never Shawna. Maybe just for lounging around the house to start. They're very cool and comfortable, and no wrinkles! Really mine are camouflage transparent pants anyway, kinda hide-and-seek like.

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  5. Fabulous refashion! Your ensemble is a total pao/Mel mashup of the best sort. And I love what you did with the shoes too.

    BTW your photos are sized just fine on my netbook's screen.

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    1. Oh good, they seem humongous to me.

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  6. So I left a comment but apparently it ended up in the trash bin at Dairy Queen and since I'm old I can't remember exactly what I said but it was something about how much I LOVE this outfit. And I might have to copy it in some form. Or something like that. Anyway. I loved seeing you in your element gavotting around Vancouver. Thank you so much for welcoming me back to Blogsylvania.

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    1. Oh I hate when that happens and only when I'm ever so clever too. I'm sure you'll come up with a more sophisticated rendition, Connie. Can't wait to see it.

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  7. I like your joyful expression in the second picture. Happiness with a flirty edge.

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  8. I was so jealous of everyone that got Melanie originals. I love the way you've added your own spin. That is what a creative mind does best right?


    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Hope you're feeling better Suzanne. Hey, I got Melanie, Sue and Suzanne originals. What's better than that?! As far as Mel's black silk top, it was more mother of invention than creativity - - it didn't fit as is, ya know.

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  9. What a fab collaboration! Your creativity with fabric just shines in the alterations you made to the Mel-designed top.

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    1. Collaborating is so much fun, rather than starting with a blank slate, so to speak. And even if the other person doesn't know it's a collaboration...

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  10. What a fantastic outfit! You look so sassy and fun! I'm diggin the idea of transparent pants!!!!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. That's me. I'm fudging just a bit on the transparent part. But not totally!

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  11. Wow you are all so good with the sewing machine. I got an orange and white striped T-shirt from Melanie with Mz. Baggs on it and I am wearing it as I type this. Totally different from you, but hey, we adjust to our style don't we?
    I can understand you were a hit in class.
    Greetje

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    1. Hey Greetje! Oh, do we get to see a pix of you wearing a Mz. Baggs original? Maybe throw it together with those dark and white leggings with the matching Fluevogs...mmmmm.

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  12. FLOWER POWER!! I recognized Old Girl instantly too. I'm gonna vicariously grab some of the energy radiating from you and the other meet-up folks and head to my sewing room. You look awesome.

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    1. Jean, Jeanie. I did so wish I could've met you fer reel at the meet-up, but maybe next time (sigh). Yes, do soak up some extra good vibrations heading your way now, PAO.

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