I’m playing along, at least for this week, over at Project Run and Play. Four weeks, four themes. This week it’s ‘Inspired by Art.’
I’ve been loving dresses with all-over floral prints lately and my first thought was to try to mimic a water-color flour print a-la Georgia O’Keeffe. I’m not sure why, other than I remember my 4th-grade teacher hanging her prints all over the classroom, and trying to re-create them. I’m pretty limited in my art knowledge.
One google image search later…and…hmmmm? Ahhhh….oooh. Innnteresting…. Is that a…? No. Wait, yes… ???
Moving on. (Although wikipedia says these are not the Freudian images you think they are. Unless you think they are iris.)
Also, I am no artist. This was never going to happen.
So the next piece of artwork that popped into my head is that painting of a pipe that says ‘this is not a pipe.’ It is a painting titled ‘The Treachery of Images” by Rene Magritte. Great title, no?
So I drafted a little top for my youngest, practicing a new lining method and closure at the same time. I used the lining method where you sew the top together by the neckline and armholes (and repeat for the lining), then stick one into the other, sew along the shoulder seams, and turn them inside out. Well, this would have worked fine if the shoulders hadn’t been so skinny. What a mess….I tied some thread to the shoulder strap and around a kabob stick to get the job done. Pictures would have been useful here… I’m not sure what the advantage is to this way or to the way of sewing them together and then flipping right side out through the bottom of the bodice…? What method do you guys use?
Anyway, I also wanted to try out this technique from Crafterhours to make a cute little circle cut-out back. It is a fantastic tutorial–easy to follow, easy to do! A perfect back for a summery dress or top…
This was my first time just making my own little pattern for a project. It’s funny because the first time I tried this, in December, it was such a spectacular failure that I figured I would never (ever!) be able to do it. And to be totally truthful, this is a little difficult to get on, so I need some practice, but it’s definitely do-able.
Look at her checking out her shirt. She’s like ‘Really, mom? you’re putting a pipe on the front of my shirt? Really… Quite irresponsible, I must say.’
Oh, but… ‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe.’
It is not a pipe.
Good, glad that’s settled.