Monday, November 30, 2009

Recycled and Revamped: The Scarf

Craftzine and Singer hold contests fairly often and the winner wins a sewing machine or in this case a serger. Not that I need another machine but I'm going to be teaching some fashion and sewing classes again soon and the kids have nothing! I collected a few old machines from friends but I have to tell you, "old" just does not work. So this is my second attempt at entering , "for the kids".
This was a Me, My Scarf and I contest.
The scarf was done with an old pair of levi's.
An old sweater that became a felt wad in the dryer (accidentally) and an old model.
Part of the rules were to photograph it on YOURSELF!
Everything was going well until I read this part. After the first photo shoot, I quickly realized "cute" was no longer an adjective I could embrace. I then remembered my mother telling me to, "photograph yourself laying down....all the wrinkle fall back into your hairline".
Well, that didn't work either.
It's a bit difficult photographing hanging upside down on your bed with a bow. The bow seems to get in the way and unless you do it all quickly, your eyes bug out and your face turns red.
Therefore, cropping was used on the third try!


Fete et Fleur said...

It's beautiful! You're a sewing guru.


Veleta (Sammy) said...

Amazing my lady, absolutely amazing! Keep us posted on how you do! I been down with my kidneys shutting down, but they are working again and so I am up, enjoying life each day! You really made me laugh picturing you of trying to lay on your back and take a picture! Now that is a picture!!!!

Say It In Color said...

This is fabulous!!!....and fabulous that you have the class with the girls....I have to hang on to you and your smarts for me to glean from for my girls class next year....we will try clothes for them instead of doll clothes, which we did this year.....I have collected three old machines....I love them, but they are too hard for the the 84.00 Brother at Walmart has been pretty good! What do you look for in a machine for your girls? you have a favorite? I still use my 306K is still my dream machine....I learned on it in 1958! You are soooo inspiring!!!

Tinsell and Whimsy said...

I "likey" this scarf.........very original! Keep that thinking cap on.

Chris said...

Are you kidding? This is stunning!

Ralonda said...

I too hav been working on recycling jeans- gotta give you props I haven't ever seen this idea used before. It is right up my alley, with all the new victorian and steampunk fashion I have been drawn (okay sucked) into lately. Your execution is impeccable and they never said you had to have all of you in the photo!

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit. Love your work and your humor! What a fun blog. As for the scarf - what a great idea. Love it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Happy Holidays!

Kay in Kansas

Ulla said...

This is wonderful! I hope you win!!! I love the use of blue jeans - so young...
And you look Wonderful!