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.
love your creative spaces Gina, always very inspiring!ReplyDelete
detachable overskirt! that's a super idea :)ReplyDelete
it's very lovely:)
That skirt is looking great, Gina. I really like that it's uneven, nice and playful!ReplyDelete
wow, what a super idea. I love your skirt designs.ReplyDelete
I like the cube reference. That's what I'm like most of the time. Every once in a while you have an "ah-hah" & get a colour out.ReplyDelete
Love it G! The detachable overskirt is a brilliant idea!!ReplyDelete
the skirts lookin great, 'specially with the askew top (which might actually be an accident). and the fabrics in your top pic have sweet colours, and is that a doiley? no wonder you are distracted!!ReplyDelete
I have to come right out and say it. I'm scared about the Mod Podge and the 80s shoulder pads in the pattern. And then in combination.ReplyDelete
This assymmetrical thing also has me intrigued. I keep wondering if I need to start walking in circles to offset any long term effects. Layering skirt notion is another might fine winning way!
Today re-fashionining - tomorrow Project Runway!ReplyDelete
Love the detachable over-skirt idea...ingenious.
OMG the skirt looks fabulous you are so clever and the first pic...that's my headspace a lot of the time.....ReplyDelete
Loving the skirt. Very ye olde worlde to me in a modern way. My favourite.ReplyDelete
I think it looks super groovy! I love a bit of off-kilter skirtery :) KReplyDelete
I really love the way you approach sewing. It's so refreshing and the results are fabulous.ReplyDelete
Mostly though, I popped over to say Happy Birthday. I saw your comment over at Ric-Rac. Have a fabulous day.
That's a great idea. Love the way it's turned out too. If only I could sew!ReplyDelete
I have so had those creative days...Hope things come together for you, the sewing looks great it that helps :PReplyDelete
I came to say happy birthday to a fellow July baby! xxxReplyDelete
It seems all very busy in your creative space - great skirt!ReplyDelete
Looks great, your choice of fabrics is perfect!ReplyDelete
OH you have to win the "Clever Bunny" award this week! You are whipping out the reconstructions left right and centre. You go girlReplyDelete
I feel like your creative space is a logic puzzle that I can't solve! Maybe I am just distracted as I can't look away from that Roxette-inspired do on the model on the pattern!ReplyDelete
You've done a great job with the skirt. Such a transformation. And so clever to make the layers detachable. I love the pleats - they remind me of the reverse darts, that I love too.
I love that blue and orange fabric in the first photo. Is that a fabric envelope?ReplyDelete
Your refashioning is amazing. I wish I was that visual.
I love the way you described the mental creative process. Lately I've had so many ideas that it's all I can do to get them written down or sketched before I'm on to another, and I end up feeling so disjointed with all those thoughts swirling around and no place to start tackling them yet!ReplyDelete
I like the way creative process was discussed in you blog. The refashioning is fabulous.ReplyDelete