My mind is abuzz with ideas at the moment, but they're fragmented and a little incoherent. I almost feel as though I'm working on a creative Rubik's cube in my mind, and as I go about the mundane tasks of home life I'm puzzling over myriad materials and techniques and colours and pictures and trying to get them to click together. The picture above may give you a taste of what's going on in there... and if you can fit the items together, let me know!
Meanwhile, back in the land of productivity, I have managed to make progress on THIS creative space of a few weeks back:
I mulled over all of the advice offered - thank you, contributors! I even received gorgeous material from Leonie of Raglan Guld, most of which I decided in the end was too nice for this crummy skirt, and is destined for greater things (saved for another creative space!!).
So I decided to do two things to the skirt:
1. I made a panel from vintage floral material and sewed it onto the skirt, which covers up the ugly front seem and warped hemline.
That panel makes a surprising amount of difference to the look, so I'm happy with this for a summer skirt. But I also wanted to add a bit of weight and warmth and funk for winter, so:
2. I made a DETACHABLE overskirt from some of the material Leonie sent, a lovely brown flocked fabric:
I didn't really know what I was doing but I wanted a bit of an off-kilter look. So I sewed together two panels of slightly different lengths, and did some pleating on one side. It connects with hook-and-eye and I guess it can really be worn any which way over the skirt, but I'm yet to experiment. I think it needs a tie-up closure, maybe some embellishment...
Yes, it's supposed to be uneven, looks better in reality...
Anyway, enough of the refashions. What are you still doing reading this post?! Get a move on and head over to Kootoyoo to see who else is a Spacer this week.