Sunday, 10 July 2011

Yay ....prizewinners.....


Me dosed up and upright to collect my prize......


Eileen won the overall prize with her amazing paper dress ......she had the extra honour of being asked by Wayne Hemmingway (Red or dead) to exhibit her dress in his vintage museum on the South bank

Eira won the prize and bursary for the most wearable outfit...Eira paints exquisite patterns on fabric and if you enlarge the photos you can see her amazing peacock feather boots........

Well Saturday was the culmination of the Enliven Project......Models were dressed, nerves were jangling, painkillers were taken, questions were rehearsed and we were ready for the fashion show catwalk. It went smoothly and without a hitch. The outfits were fantastic and everyone was buzzing with excitement......and as we found out there were three prizes ......and Yay I was lucky enough to win one for the category of the most re-worked piece ...I won a bursary of £150 to continue my work .....I was delighted

Saturday, 18 June 2011

How much is that arty in the window ??


all in the window now on display ....in my hurry to get it all finished and on display I forgot to take detailed photos of my stuff ......Doh !!!......will take some next week....xx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

first it's a scarf then it's a bag.....


This bag started life as two knitted scarves, a curtain lining, a tattered chiffon scarf and a load of ties ......the inside lining of the bag is the curtain fabric I have used on the dress and for the cuffs and collar of the jacket ........I first cut the pattern for the bag out of the curtain lining and chopped up the knitted scarves added pieces of the gold scarf I used for the jacket I covered it with a chiffon scarf and machine stitched it all together .....I then decorated with applique flowers from the curtains and bits from the souvenir scarves....just make some more tie roses to finish it off ....and there you have it ......










Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Bags bags bags





Made some bags for my display .....I drew the logo of the charity then cut out a stencil..........Collaged some bits together on a background of an old jumper et voila !.......x

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Getting there ......









I'm a bit behind with my posts.... .computer caught another virus and I've been frantically finishing my outfit to go on display tomorrow...will try and post in order of making ..........so here goes with first instalment.......

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Taking shape.....I think....??


Jocelyn modelling a precariously pinned together outfit ....just seeing if all the pieces are working together........

Monday, 23 May 2011

First it's this ..then it's that .....


First it's a tie.......

Voila !! .....it's a rose........





Magic ........and a few stitches .....

Monday, 16 May 2011

Deconstruct/Reconstruct


Got this haul from a car boot this morning.......I can see possibilities......

These two scarves came from DeBra charity shop ....great images to add to my jacket..

Can you see the connection now .....Fans !!!.......

Here goes Deconstruction.........


Reconstruction........

Spot The Fans.....How many can you see ??......xx

Friday, 13 May 2011

Curtains, cushions and scarves.........


This is the second time I have posted this ..the first one disappeared ...mmmmm mystery..........anyhow here goes
I have started to decorate my jacket using Flowers from an old pair of floral curtains, a souvenir scarf from Venice, the centre of a cushion and a heart cut out of a leg of pyjamas ........



Sunday, 8 May 2011

Here goes.........





Ok Ive decided to make a jacket in my own style and a dress out of a pair of floral curtains that I really took a fancy to ......... the pics probably tell their own story ......my original idea was to use Frida Kahlo as my inspiration but I think it's evolving ......I got all the stuff together and I'm just seeing what going to happen ..as usual I don't plan anything I just have a vision in my head and I start chopping and layering ......I started chopping up a fluffy scarf to make the front and back of the jacket and the sparkly bits are from another scarf........
Here's the mad machinist .....there's no stopping me now .....
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