So sorry for the lack of posts lately. :(. As you know life can take crazy course. Although things have been hectic, I have been crafting a little. Mostly pattern inspired crafting, but I wanted to share them with you!
It seems that the dresses I have worked on have had a very Twiggy/60's/Mod feel. I even recently cut all my hair off in a short pixie style - Mia Farrow would be so proud!
Away we go!
the first dress I worked on was from a pattern I found in: Famous Frocks - a book I picked up a while ago and never had a chance to utilize! It's a really awesome book with easy to follow directions. I recommend it highly!
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I really loved the final results! I made the dress out of a lime green broadcloth: that's another great thing about the book- each project gives a list of different patterns that would be suitable for the style of the dress. I feel so much like Twiggy in this gown:
The second dress I worked on was a black and white checkerboard dress made from t-shirts. I got the how-to from Rookie Mag
. If you haven't checked out this website you NEED to. It's absolutely wonderful!
The how-to which you can find here
gave super easy to understand directions and the dress literally took me only an hour! Plus, who doesn't like a dress made of wicked cheap and outrageously comfortable cotton t-shirts. Antother thing I love, is that you could use virtually any combinations on colors. I went for the more traditional - this time! I would love to try making a neon one next!
Once you have the mod dress down, you should also check out Rookie's tutorial for Mod eye make up. It is the final detail that really pulls the 60's look all together! Get the look here
My classes at Emerson have recently started up, and as some of you know, I am a theatre education major, meaning a majority of my classes are hands on, and creatively stimulating. Currently I am taking a class on puppetry! It is a crafter's wet dream! Twice a week I sit in a classroom full of sewing machines, felt, pom-poms, yarn, glue - anything you can imagine - and craft little creatures! I show a lot of my flair for creating fashion on this blog, but this class gives me the opportunity to show you some of the other things I have a passion for creating! So for the next few months I will be posting -interspersed with other posts as well (I hope! Fingers crossed that I commit!)- the puppets I create and a little how-to on how I created them or what inspired me to create them!
In honor of this endeavor I wanted to take a moment to pay homage to my favorite puppeteer, Jim Henson. I have be creatively stimulated (not in a creepy way) ever since I saw my first episode of Sesame Street. You'll see, in my next post, just how creatively stimuating and inspiring he has been! I also want to start thinking about how I can incorporate Jim Henson into Fashion! Keep an eye out for any DIY's that may come from that!
"When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people
who made a difference in this world.
My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there."
- Jim Henson
Sitting on my shoe rack in my room is a plethora of black high heels. Heels I hardly wear. Cheap black heels that I have bought for a magnitude of occasions. I don't really own any other color high heels, and I was getting pretty bored with the basic black, so I have been customizing a few. My recent creation is inspired by a how-to I found on Cut Out + Keep
a little while back!
created these comic book flats
using images from a comic book and some modge podge.
I was inspired to create my own comic book shoes using a pair of my boring old black high heels. But when it came down to deciding what comics to use their was no question what images I would use. I pulled up google search (because there was no way I was destroying my own comics!) and printed out some images from the Amory Wars by Claudio Sanchez!
I love them! They are super cute and one of a kind, but even better they are a tribute to my favorite band: Coheed and Cambria! I'm rocking my favorite musicians on my feet in true fangirl style!
Thanks Harley<3Quinn for the How-To!