Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bath Loofah Dress -- Ecouture!

So the THREADS fashion show was AH-MAZING!

We had three themes: Recycled clothes (made out of non-textile goods), Re-vamped (making old clothes into something new), and Natural Fibers (clothes that are made out of cotton, wool, leather, silk, etc).

The runway looked great. One of the girls and her boyfriend built the entire runway... and let me tell you, it was LONG. It was stained a dark color, but left unglossy, so it had a real natural look to it to match the idea of the fashion show.

Our hair was all a cohesive idea as well. We all had curls or messy up-dos. It was SO much fun to get ready!

So anyway as interesting as most of the work was, I don't want to junk up the blog. If you want to see more pictures from the show, I'll post the flickr account that goes up when the professional pictures get posted.

So for now, here's the dress that I made out of bath loofahs:

<--the mess on the left side is two bows that weren't tied very neatly because of quick changing. hah

We did the show on a Friday night, as well as a Saturday night. That's why the hair-dos are different. :)

Wow, it really took FOREVER!!!! I didn't realize before starting how hard feeding bath loofahs under the foot of the sewing machine would be! Oh, but it felt SO rewarding when I was finally finished, and I actually had something that resembled clothing walking across the stage. I really wasn't sure how much of a success my project would be since it was the first thing I actually tried to sew.

Leave comments, and tell me what you think! I'd really appreciate some feedback! It may motivate me to actually keep up with this blog!

Starting out

Hello everyone!

So I'm new to sewing, but I've decided I'm going to show my work in a blog. Maybe one day if I get good enough I'll start selling it... but for now, I think I'm content with just getting people's feedback and seeing what they think. :)

I just got a sewing machine for Christmas. However, I'm extremely busy. I've only been able to really do a few projects since I got my sewing machine. The Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies organization at school (I attend UNCG, btw) just put on a fashion show and I designed a dress for the show. That's my main big project.

So hopefully with this blog, I can get a little feedback on my work, and maybe give you guys some ideas/inspiration for your own work!

Thanks for reading!