Friday, January 25, 2008

Denim Refashioning and Project Runway

Side View Chevron Skirt
Originally uploaded by Diane Slade Inc
Now I know I'm not the first, and I also understand I won't be the last, but I'm a little disappointed that I didn't get more of my ideas done before they did the denim stuff on Project Runway! One thing I notice is that they seemed to be matching the denim and part of the fun for me is to use the different colors. I've only seen the show a couple of times, because we don't have Bravo, but I've been thinking of renting or buying some of the previous seasons.

A Yahoo! Group I read has been taking about the shows, thats how I know about the recent developments. I'm sure that now there will be more people inspired by the shows great designs and I'll not be alone in my crazy pastime of cutting apart jeans! I just made a big pile to work on too! I'll have to get a pic on Flickr.

I just bought a pattern to try out yesterday. Its not everything that I've been thinking of, but I've been burning to make a jacket out of the recycled denim and procrastinating because of the pattern work involved in making my own design. So, I purchased Butterick B0458 by Connie Crawford. I will only have to make the sleeve a two piece to make it fit on the jeans. Its a nice little Fitted Jacket and I can try out her patternmaking style. I do have her book Patternmaking for Fashion Design to make my own patterns. Connie is very well respected by everyone that I have ever heard mention her name.

1 comment:

Miriam said...

I still love this skirt (and it still doesn't fit). Alas!