fashion week progress

working feverishly on the denim collection - this has been fast and furious.  Hubby and I are going on a 5 day getaway so even less time to finish, but I think it's important to make time together.  We've been on one weekend trip together in 10 years, so I'd say we need to get better at that!

Few sneak peeks @ the collection:

This started out as the back of a jean jacket, and I altered the shape, bleached sections, but left the bottom band intact.  The top band is a waistband from a pair of jeans, and I used the beltloops also.  As I ripped apart jeans for the skirt section, I fell in love with all the labels, so decided to sew them all over the bustier.  

This started out as the back of a jean jacket, and I altered the shape, bleached sections, but left the bottom band intact.  The top band is a waistband from a pair of jeans, and I used the beltloops also.  As I ripped apart jeans for the skirt section, I fell in love with all the labels, so decided to sew them all over the bustier.

 

So. much. fun.  Thrifted overalls and a chunk of chambray denim that was close in color for the skirt.  I have always loved wearing overalls shorts in the summer, and I thought it would be fun to explore the idea of work clothes we wear while doing painting projects, etc.   Back in some of my art classes we would use our large gray paper table covers that were covered in paint from various projects, and cut them into strips to create beautiful weavings.  I love the idea of using splattered drop cloths for projects too.  I dripped bleach on both to unite the color a bit more, to make them look like they were the same fabric.  Then went to splatter town with paint.  What a blast.  3 different people said the final dress looks like something Katy Perry would wear.  Fun!   I'll post the final look after Aug. 18!!  

So. much. fun.  Thrifted overalls and a chunk of chambray denim that was close in color for the skirt.  I have always loved wearing overalls shorts in the summer, and I thought it would be fun to explore the idea of work clothes we wear while doing painting projects, etc.   Back in some of my art classes we would use our large gray paper table covers that were covered in paint from various projects, and cut them into strips to create beautiful weavings.  I love the idea of using splattered drop cloths for projects too. 

I dripped bleach on both to unite the color a bit more, to make them look like they were the same fabric.  Then went to splatter town with paint.  What a blast.  3 different people said the final dress looks like something Katy Perry would wear.  Fun!   I'll post the final look after Aug. 18!!

 

This was the signature dress that was photographed by the amazing Heather and Jameson Hooton, and will be on the screen during the intro to  the show.   The Bible text was translated into french, and I wrote it onto the denim with a bleach pen (make that several bleach pens!) This is a love letter to my husband that I borrowed from Song of Solomon, chapter 5 : 10 - 16, translated into French. Strangely enough, the entire passage fit perfectly on the dress without me planning if I would run out of room or not. Every. word.

This was the signature dress that was photographed by the amazing Heather and Jameson Hooton, and will be on the screen during the intro to  the show.   The Bible text was translated into french, and I wrote it onto the denim with a bleach pen (make that several bleach pens!)

This is a love letter to my husband that I borrowed from Song of Solomon, chapter 5 : 10 - 16, translated into French. Strangely enough, the entire passage fit perfectly on the dress without me planning if I would run out of room or not. Every. word.