so i’m getting a little bored at home and i’m also considering adding some new work to my portfolio.so my theme is flowers , i really hate floral prints because they remind me of old sofas/curtains.but i used really odd flowers at some point i may make it to kew gardens.
so i went the back to the 80’s evening event with my friend, couldn’t refuse a free night out. there was a lot going on on the night and lots of fun was had.
on entering at about 7 there was a pop up show where you saw different styles dating back to the 80’s, there the whole Vivienne Westwood tartan thing, and some stuff that is currently trendy such as the highly unflattering striped bottoms and there was also edwardian. the guy in the black and white jumpsuit reminded me of someone i know.i couldn’t quite figure out the idea behind all the outfits but they were interesting.fashion full circle.
on to the fashion gallery ………..
this outfit is a v.w and mclaren outfit made of some sub arctic weather wool there are 2 skirts and the jacket was some animal fur you would never be cold in this.i skipped the outfit next to this purley because it was a john galiano.
So then i was off to the 60’s
diors ‘new look’ i remember in college when i looked at this and it is easy to figure out why this was such an expensive look.
then i went to the 90’s/2000s
So me and my friend made our way to the pink flamingoes onto the dancefloor whilst waiting to get into the t shirt printing workshop we were grooving to sugar hill gang .we then got told they only had posters left so we switched lines anddanced some more. went into a workshop where we were given strips of fabric and told to do what we wanted.we could knot twist or sew anything.we could also customise gloves.
i made a flower out of some pleated fabric and twisted some fabric and stitched it for the inside and made a plaited band.
Well last week I brought a Serger and after a hard of running round like a headless chicken today finally got it to work(it really is a miracle) still waiting on my paper instruction manual though.I can now make and finish things nicely (almost everything). Here’s the thing i threw myself in at the deep end and said to myself lets try some lycra (swimwear kind) spandex is a nightmare, i miss uni all that machinery at my disposal.
the last couple of weeks don’t know if I mentioned it but i started working (voluntarily)with handmade alliance a social enterprise company/group.I have made a cushion and two aprons i am so proud.i’m learning so much pattern cutting wise and sewing wise.I love hand sewing which if you looked at the previous blogs with the bags i messed around with. i love hand embroidery but at this point i really hate buttons.word of advice if you are surrounded by people who can’t see well enough to thread a needle on a sewing machine then they will probably hate sewing on buttons. Hence i am the ‘button lady’ at work because I am the only person wiling to rip them all off when i get told they are totally wrong and put them all on again.I’m surrounded by homeware at the moment .
I love the position i’m in right now so i’m not rolling around in any money whatsoever but i’m working in two fields i like , I get to work with children and i get to deal with textiles.unemployed doesn’t mean lazy , unemployed means determined , hard working and creative.