Saturday, February 19, 2011

I smell a collection coming on!

An American Girl Doll collection. It's all going to be put in a basket and auctioned off at the Lupus foundations Dueling Pianos fundraiser on March 5th!

Fabric, notions and sketches!

I must give credit where credit is due: My niece gave me two pages of idea sketches that I took to heart and made the basis of the collection, and my nephew said there should be monkeys:)

Dueling Pianos facebook page! Read up! It's going to be awesome!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

VMCAD Shout Out!

My dress was on the news:) As well as other awesome VMCAD people and their works of awesome:)

Local Students Designing Red Carpet Fashion - WJW

(^that's a link to the video)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

More dresses!

The soda can dress has been submitted to the eco-show! I went to Cleveland on Wednesday and Thursday to drop it off and decided that I may as well add another piece to the line-up... Soooo... I stayed at the school for 9 or 10 hours, with the exception of a Mexican lunch at El Jalapeno with some friends:)

And here is the result:

This dress came about with some help from the VMCAD archives. I used some old, used couch upholstery trim for the weaving on the side and the strap, the lace on the swoop is vintage trim from the archives, and the rest of the fabric and notions came from the sewing lab bins! 8ish hours of work total and cost nothing! 

I decided that since model fittings are not scheduled until sometime this week I could put together another look. So I did! With the help of not working today haha:


 This was supposed to be much more elaborate and decorated than it is. I was planning on covering all of the green in one form of plastic bag "origami" if you will. But as it turns out I really liked the green fabric- which I rescued from the lab when I was still in school.. it was never going to be used if I didn't take it! I didn't feel like the whole dress needed covered so I just used some plastic bag braids to dress up the top and a plastic flower at the waist, because it's pretty.

So needless to say, I've been sewing (and driving) a lot this week and it has been wonderful!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's (basically) FINISHED!

Ready for the reveal? OK! here it goes:

Me hamming it up (and yes, I have been watching an ANTM marathon all afternoon)

The back!

So it's done for now, I'm going to add something wonderful to either the shoulder or a hair piece or hat or something because I have a lot of pop can parts left over! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

And all during a snowstorm:

I have a habit of sewing during snowstorms. I hand beaded about 2000 beads onto a bag my sophomore year of high school while the power was out one January. This time around (with power though!) I got the base, bodice, and about a quarter of my recycled dress finished!

1 bedsheet, 1 bridesmaids dress, 3 JCPenney shopping bags, and about 27 pop cans later I have this!

Now I have to cut up a bunch more pop cans... Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I'm working on my stuff for the eco-friendly fashion show in Cleveland!

(ps... still working on a name for this blog thing)