I haven’t updated in a while, but I found this, ironically, via Facebook today. It goes through how social media can help us feel connected yet make us vulnerable to feeling alone.
Another flit of sewing inspiration has hit me. I’m a little stressed at work, so sewing always helps me cope. Made this in about 2 days flat.
Some details. The bodice part is made from a pair of my favorite army green Forever21 jeans that got the embarrassingly yet hallmark worn-holes in the thigh disease. I couldn’t bear throw it out, so I fashioned a sweet heart neckline. I didn’t like how the zipper made the fabric all bunchy, so now I have to squeeze into this thing every time I wear it 😄
The skirt part has a slip as the inner most layer, just a rectangle of stretchy about 1.5 times the size of my hips. I sewed on 4 layers of ruffles (size about 4.5 inches) using pieces of yellow fabric I had left over to make long strips. They were spaced out 2.5 inches apart. I used a tutorial as a basisl: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/04/murpheys-layered-skirt.html
For finishing touches I lined the top of the bodice with more scrap yellow fabric. Then added a hand-sewn yoyo to cover the front of the bodice I couldn’t line because I ran out of long pieces of fabric. There’s a button in the back where the two straps meet.
Overall, pretty happy with the outcome 🙂
Green nails and the green-yellow motif inspired by Green Lantern (the power of will & fear)!
For a comic book movie, I didn’t think it was all too bad. It had it’s token cheesy moments, some pretty cool actions sequences, though the script was God-awful some times. I liked it most because of the digitally rendered parts & epic-ally narrated introduction 🙂