Thursday, September 27, 2012

Stepping Out

...of my True Love's painting in all florals.

and everything's made or refashioned by moi!
Okay, from the top:  made-from-scratch reversible vest and skirt, rehabbed transparent dress and shoes. Just click on bold items to get to post about them and see details.

I know it's a bit much, but I wanted to wear my newly painted oxfords and dressed myself from the feet up - one thing led to another - and voila.  I had to go to class.  Worse things could have happened...

Come see me and others at the Pleated Poppy.
And I'm participating in Ethical Fashion Bloggers Outfit Challenge - Brights.


16 comments:

  1. You are awesome!!! I kept clicking and clicking on your links and each one led to another one and another one... Your talent is incredible. I stumbled across your man's shirt refashioned into pants. Oooo, wickedly wonderful as well. In this outfit it's like you walked through a garden and the flowers just threw themselves at you and stuck on. Love, love, love!!! Your true love's painting is fantastic!

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    1. I hope all the linking wasn't too off-putting! This blogging business is so complex... The flannel shirt/pants are pretty funny and really warm on those cold Chicago nights.

      You can find more of his artwork at kdoddart.com (sorry I don't know how to link in the comment area).

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  2. Your talent combined with your true love's must make you two a dynamo team!
    Melanie describes the photo exactly. It's like you walked through the painting and the flowers stuck to you. Amazing as always Pao.

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    1. We make good art together, and separately!

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  3. You two are so creative! What a wonderful collaboration!

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    1. Well, we didn't start out to be doing a collaborative piece. You could say I, what's the word?, appropriated his work for my own devices.

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  4. That is a really great little vest. Can you share the pattern? Or did you (gasp) draft it up yourself.

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    1. Yes, it's originally from a pattern that's been tweaked a bit - I added the reversibility and an extra side panel for it, and the self-made bias tape for around the armholes. It was Vogue V8000. I've made several of them you can see if you click on "vests."

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  5. I love the shape of your skirt! Like Melanie, I totally fell down the time-tunnels of your garment detail pages - and adored it. "Much" is in the eye of the beholder, and starting from your brightened, be-ribboned shoes, how perfect to step out of your True Love's work just blooming all over. In this case, much-ly delicious!

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    1. That skirt was also from an old Vogue pattern that was tweaked to exaggerate the bow-ness of it, and to add side pockets, of course. Much is certainly the word for this ensemble.

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  6. I'm obsessed with fashion from the "teens" as in 1914-1920-ish. I love barrel skirts and slightly highwaisted coats over long-ish skirts, similar to yours. I've been staring at Erte's fashion sketches from that era and this post reminded me of those in a vague way.

    I think you look loverly.

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    1. Wow, how cool to think Erte with what I'm wearing, Jean!

      Although then I would be drawn a wee bit taller and stick skinny with an arabesque curve that wouldn't quit. Oh and be erotically charged. hee hee.

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  7. It's not a bit much at all, more like a lot fabulous!

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    1. Well thanks Lynne, it wasn't like I was going to the office, was it? They've come to expect something a bit over the top from me now in class anyway.

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