17.8.06

FO - Craft: Skirt

whipupI knew I wanted to enter in August's Whiplash challenge when I saw the topic - Wardrobe Surgery; I just didn't know what I was going to make. Then I saw Etsy's Craft: challenge, and inspiration hit! I believe craft is a very misunderstood word in America today, so I used the definition of the word to decorate a plain white skirt. I saw a few pieces of clothing a few years ago, done by Anne Demeulemeester, and this really reminds me of that. I think her words were screen-printed on, but I really like the bleeding-effect the fabric pen had. Originally I was going to use a more scrolling, French-ish font… but I've recently been watching a lot of Firefly & Serenity lately, and thought I'd take a more authentic, slightly Western, but not prairie style. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out, and it was really easy-peasy! I found snow-white cluny lace at the craft store, and knew that was all I wanted to add. (I struggle with where to stop sometimes, although not to Santino proportions!) I believe this would go in the Embellish/Decorate category.

Here is the "before" picture...
Plain white skirt...

And here's the "after!"
Craft: Skirt

Craft: Skirt
Time - 20mins to position & trace words w/ fabric pen, 5min to pin & 15min to sew lace
Total time - 40 minutes
Cost - Skirt 29.99$, fabric pen 1.99$, lace 2.28$
Total cost - 35$

I really couldn't be happier with how this one turned out! I hope you guys like it! I'd love to hear comments!

8 comments:

  1. I love this! What a great way to embellish a skirt...love love love the lettering. Great job.

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  2. wow, it is very cool. and the text font - super nice! I don't know how you got it so even and "printed" but I'm in awe!

    go girl!

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  3. Beautiful! I love the font you chose.

    I have been netflixing Firefly lately as well - I understand your inspiration.

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  4. Oh, it is lovely! What a cool idea!

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  5. That is stunningly beautiful. Simple, clean, just... *eeeeeee*! The quote is lovely and fits perfectly for the etsy-craft: competition. Again: beautiful!

    (What font is that?)

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  6. It's Henry Morgan Hand - I really loved it for this!

    Aiar, you did a KILLER job on your jacket reconstruct! It's awesome! I'm so honored you stopped by and your words are so sweet! Well, everyone's are so nice! Thanks everybody!

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  7. love, love, love this!

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  8. Ooh, thanks Kari! I'll add it to my _morbidly obese_ font collection.

    I've put in a comment that your skirt deserves it's own category. For me, it is more a work of art than a simple piece of clothing.

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