Hello and welcome back to my series Copycat Fashion!
This latest piece is a personal one. I have had this buffalo check plaid wrap skirt for years. I bought it at a Gap outlet for about $10-12 and it has served me well. Of course, life comes in to changes my body, and next thing I know it the skirt doesn’t fit me anymore. Fortunately, I found a Simplicity pattern pack with a wrap miniskirt design that resembled my beloved Gap skirt, so I decided to make a new version that works with my new figure.
I saw this ring from 1937 inside one of my old Harper’s Bazaar issues (March 2009). It was part of a blurb on an Art Deco and Avant-Garde jewelry exhibit at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs. I thought it looked GORGEOUS and wondered if I could make something similar for myself. I had some leftover acrylic plastic from a previous project and I decided to create a pendant/brooch that looks like this cool ring.
I enjoy fashion; reading the magazines, checking out the various style blogs on the Internet, shopping. 🙂 I find a lot of nice things I would love to get but I either can’t obtain it or afford it. However, I am an artist with some sewing experience, and I thought it would be fun to come up with some of these items for myself to enjoy (and improve my skills too).
For my 1st project, I saw this cool t-shirt in a spread for Elle October 2011 by D&G. I don’t do enough experimenting with typography, so I broke out my screen-printing stuff and decorated a spare t-shirt.
It’s not exactly like the top, but the point is to learn new techniques and break out of the style box. I’m going to have to do this again on another shirt.