Thursday, February 19, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Completed! Just finished my first Deconstruct/Reconstruct piece. This is a three piece suit that gives a nod to Japanese style and Punk aesthetics.
This is two suits meshed into one. Yes, that is a man-skirt with waistcoat and jacket. Hours of hand stitching was used to get the effect I was after.
Next post I will model it, but for now check it out:
Friday, January 30, 2015
I was recently given a suitcase full of clothes from a friend. She knew that I would be able to put them to good use. There were half a dozen jackets, some pants and a stack of suits. Most of it I really wouldn't wear as they were.
The first thing that springs to mind usually works for me. I imagined them all cut up and rearranged. Suits becoming layered and converted into new items. It is old territory for me and something I really wanted to revisit.
I jumped in yesterday and started attacking the clothes with scissors. Here is the result so far. Some of the pieces are already sewn together but there is still a long way to go.
I'll be posting as I go along, so perhaps show an insight into the way I work. Projects like this require no patterns or even sketches. I just drape the fabric or fold and pin.
And yes, that is a man-skirt.