Next on my sewing list was a denim skirt. But suddenly it was the birthday of a good friend. She liked the oversized top I made using this pattern from BurdaStyle.
This time I replaced the facings with my beloved facing stripes. It gives a clean finish and since you can see the inside of the sleeves through the big armholes they should look nice there too.
My friend has a website (Chansonkritik) on which she discusses concerts and records of mostly German musicians. I wanted to make this shirt her work wear by painting the logo on it. But not only the logo…
There seems to be a (not new) trend in fashion: trompe l’œil. Back in the early 1950ies Hermes paintes scarves and collars on dresses.
And Moschino had a lot of trompe l’œil pieces in it’s pre-fall 2012 collection
My trompe l’œil is a pearl necklace I “painted” by stamping every pearl with the rubber of a pencil.
I even crafted a little label. I have a stamp where you can write your own text with little rubber letters. The ink should be washable till 90˚C ( but the fabric paint on the shirt only allows 40˚C anyway) I like its imperfection…that’s the schmidt that happens :)
Maybe I get the denim skirt finished the next week… but today I got an invitation to a wedding that’s on december 2oth … so I “have to” sew myself a dress (and I don’t even know what it will look like at the moment…any suggestions?)