Friday, February 12, 2010
New Zealand Workshop: Reconstruction
Laurel Judd’s workshop was on reconstructing clothing. We began the project by shopping at the Op Shop (see photos from last week). Then we hit a bead store and a haberdashery shop to find all sorts of little things to use in our creations.
My project began with a pullover knit top and a sewn shell. Here they are. You can see that I cut off the sleeves of the pullover, shortened it, and cut up the center front.
I then cut open the shoulder seams of the sewn top, turned it upside down. Here you can see me experimenting.
I then and stitched it as a 'skirt' to the bottom of the knit top. I also added a hook and eye tape to the center front, and stitched a snap tape to the shoulder seams of the burgundy top.
Here you have the result.
Now.. let's take a look at what others did..
Janet's jacket..adding ruffles to knit
Laurel's dress.. adding an inset and ruffle sections to a knit that was cut apart.
Doreen's top, still in progress, made of knit pieces
Carol's jacket, made by cutting up a sweater and appliqueing pieces of another sweater on top..
Bev's new dress, made by reworking one of her favorite skirts..
Alma's artsy top..
Ginny's two-piece ensemble working a skirt, top and scarf..
and mine.. during the final modeling. I have the option to add the sleeves which will be held in place by garters.
All in all, it was a blast!