Can we talk about how well my old #catshoes match my new #dinosaur dress? Going to a Terry Gilliam themed burlesque tonight. He’s one of my absolute favorite directors, so I can’t wait to see what his work has inspired!
One of these days I’ll be able to hold my extension there. And not lean on trees. And not have claw hands. Until then I will continue to stretch myself. I have already come further than I ever thought I could.
MECCA, the creative reuse nonprofit I run is collaborating with St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County to host an upcycle fashion and art show. Tonight’s the night and I’m co-emceeing the event.
I made myself a dress entirely out of newspaper. There is a tutorial online that inspired me-especially the box pleated top. I stitched the top to a newspaper skirt in which I added big pleats in the back to mimic a bustle. I used my drop spindle to spin newspaper into yarn and used that for straps. I used the colored Sunday comics to create a cummerbund and to make roses for my neckline and headband. It’s all stitched, no tape or glue is used (except the hot glue to attach the roses). It’s fastened by Velcro in the back.
Patterns on patterns = adorable ladyface who can’t stop smiling.
I found these three items at Target last night in the regular section of clothing. Mossimo shawl and dress were buy one get one 50% off. Rad right?! Plus the Mossimo canvas shoes on sale for $17 bucks I seriously spent under 45 bucks on three essentially summer pieces and perfectly go together!