Monday, January 28, 2008



I had someone write and ask what we would be doing for our altered clothing classes at: International Quilt Festival/Chicago
April 11-13, 2008
Rosemont, Illinois and International Quilt Festival/Long Beach
July 25-27 , 2008
Long Beach, California
so I told her that I would post some photo's. The pic above was taken last summer and the polka dot dress was purchased at a thrift store in Portland. I added a new border at the bottom, new straps and machine appliqued the words, and flowers.It is simply a matter of pulling images from fabric and reassembling it.

We are asking folks to bring a jacket or pair of pants to work on. The jacket would be easier without a lining. We will undo the seams of the pants...hopefully ahead of time.


On the right is a detail of Al's pants. This shows some use of a bleach pen for the words. She then outlined the words with embroidery thread. The collage of flowers and leaves were made up from our fabric stash. They are all machine appliqued while the seam was out of the pant leg.

The section below was also done with a bleach pen and after it was thoroughly rinsed and dried, it was embroidered with floss.








Here are a couple of more samples...









These goodies were featured in the Fall issue of Make it Mine Magazine...."Make It Mine is a craft magazine that shows you how to spice up your stuff--clothes, accessories and home--with fun, quick and easy projects." Check it out! In our class, we will be using fabric collage, paints, rubber stamps, and stitching to make something truly yours!!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG...I love you guys. I love the clothes! Are KEENS not the best shoes!!

running....

mark said...

That is really awsome!!! Excellent work. Should think of making such more and sell wholesale on ebay.
-mark
uk clothing wholesalers

creative dreams said...

Hi wow how cool are your clothes, The dress is cool and those jeans are to die for,I so want some. Belinda

Sharon said...

Saw you girlz in Houston at the Quilt show and wanted to get up close to look at your wearable art but didn't want to appear like a stalker so I didn't. Thanks for the close ups. Will you be coming back to Houston next year and bringing this class idea with you?
~Sharon

claudia said...

LOL! I love the shoes too!!! You two are so refreshing!