The Great Linen Experiment

WELL SISTERS! IT DOESN’T MATTER. ON CANVAS OR ON BRA, ART IS ART! THANK YOU, LINDY FOR YOUR POST🙏

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Today seems to be all about circling back to my early days of bra-making (okay, that was only three years ago). I’m wearing the very first bra I ever made, the hot summer weather has made me nostalgic for distant memories of wearing refreshingly cool linen, before it became adulterated with polyester and other mysterious substances that for some reason render it wrinkle-free, and nostalgia has also led me back down memory lane to the Marlborough bra pattern— the first one I ever used, and still one of my very favorites; my second-ever bra was also a Marlborough, made with silk scraps from other sewing projects, and I literally wore it until it was in shreds.

And therein, dear readers, lies the origin of The Great Linen Experiment. Read on.

Detail of my printed linen fabricDetail of my printed linen fabric. I love the unexpectedly bright colors, most especially the almost-acid yellow and the…

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Art Gowns Dazzle the Runway at the Coop

HI SISTERS! SKETCHING AND DRESSING. THERE IS ONLY ONE STEP ✏📋✂

Art Gowns

✨✨ The runway was aglitter with the glamour of the Art Gowns modelled by some of the Coop’s most gorgeous Chicklets. ✨✨

“Good evening! My name is VIRGINIA, and I had the honour of being first onto the runway begowned in Empress D’Amore

“Off the top, I’d like to thank the original Empress D’Amore for being here with me tonight. Together the Empress and I will be discussing the highlights of the Hallowe’en Fashion Show at the Coop.”

“Thank you, Empress!”

Hello Virginia, and the pleasure is all mine! Let me just say, in my most humble opinion, that yours was the most regal Art Gown in the show!

“I won’t argue that! Now, on with the show!”

Presenting: MIA in Mystic Lake

“So Empress, what can you tell the folks at home about Mystic Lake?

Well, Virginia, she was inspired by ducks, specifically a ceramic duck created by  

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Costume project: sketches

Hi lovelies! I ❤ Beauty and the Beast and I adore tthese sketches about the clothes.

Klaugen

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Here are the sketches I made to show my friend, who is the director of the play, what I have planned to design and sew for their big musical act in this cabaret.

Their big musical act is little town from Beauty and the Beast!

First thought was, easy! I like this type of costumes… I have always wanted to make historical and fantasy costumes, but I have never sewn corsets or very big skirts before, and will I even make good costumes? What about other smaller acts that needs costumes? How will I even get time to make all of this?

After reading the script I did realize what kind of costumes we/I could make and what kind of costume we could buy or borrow from someone else.

My friend and I did agree that I would focus on making costume for the beauty and the beast act, because it was…

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Social Media And Seeing The World Through Filters

HI BEAUTIES! WE’VE GOT SOME GOOD THOUGHTS WITH SOME WONDERFUL PICTURES !

Katie Kuo

friends_3When you think back to when you were a child, what do you remember? I think of the moments where I could crouch down and stare at a snail with so much curiosity, and it would be exciting and intriguing. The trail of ants as they strongly lift food back home or the hours spent outdoors reading on the grass, lying under the trees, sinking my toes into the sand and going for bushwalks. There are days where I feel that Social Media, particularly Instagram, can be toxic rather than beneficial. I like sharing moments that made me feel happy, but I do think Instagram can be superficial at times, and I think it’s because photos tend to be more carefully taken, rather than the spontaneous childhood photos. I’ve felt the desire to delete my Instagram many times this year.

Privacy. Too much of anything is not healthy. It’s finding…

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Memories about a famous great artist

Hi folks!

In my opinion this is a fresh, spontaneous and excellent sketch.

Thanks for your visits !

By Bouché, R. – Portrait of Sofia, the actress

 

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VIN + OMI Illustration

👟👞👡👠👢Hi beauties! This is not exactly a classical depiction about catwalks, but is lovely fancy.🙆

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I reflected the image, then mirrored it and added in an extra image to seem as though there are two lines of models in the picture. There’s collage of my own imagery over the top too and a few plastic bottles to promote what Vin and Omi is all about. (Vin and Omi make their clothes from recycled plastic.) The black and white people come out from the page, to stand in front of the bus. There’s a lot of mark making around the outside as that’s how I work unfortunately, but I do like the extra colour it brings to the final picture and the scratchy graphite marks.
The reflection and repetition is to overwhelm the viewer much like our plastic is overwhelming and destroying the nature in which we live. It’s done with watercolour and black fine liner pen.

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VIN + OMI Illustration

👟👞👡👠👢Hi beauties! This is not exactly a classical depiction about catwalks, but is lovely fancy.🙆

ashby_i’s blog

I reflected the image, then mirrored it and added in an extra image to seem as though there are two lines of models in the picture. There’s collage of my own imagery over the top too and a few plastic bottles to promote what Vin and Omi is all about. (Vin and Omi make their clothes from recycled plastic.) The black and white people come out from the page, to stand in front of the bus. There’s a lot of mark making around the outside as that’s how I work unfortunately, but I do like the extra colour it brings to the final picture and the scratchy graphite marks.
The reflection and repetition is to overwhelm the viewer much like our plastic is overwhelming and destroying the nature in which we live. It’s done with watercolour and black fine liner pen.

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