3/23/07

From Scratch





These are a few pics of some pieces I made for a music festival a few years back. For two of these, I picked out some crazy big oversized t-shirts from the thrift store and just started nipping and tucking with the help of my model, whom my husband named, Willow. The white dress was made with a lot of patience and many try-ons. Its the one I'm wearing in our About photo on the RVA blog.
I've seen some beautiful tops at Urban Outfitters and on a few blogs that I'm tempted to replicate but Willow's base was lost in our latest move. I got so used to using Willow's measurements that I stopped trying patterns. Its similar to not wanting to learn to read music. It feels too technical. Someday, technical could take me places. For now, I'm going to stick with doing things the hard way.
Has anyone seen this movie lately? Its just starting at my house.

8 comments:

Christen Krumm said...

Yup, it's a good movie :) I won't tell you what happens :) My husband and I watched it in theaters over our honeymoon... twas fun.

Rebekka said...

Oh my goodness! All these tops are gorgeours, but I love that first shirt (Cantrell is my maiden name!) That makes me lol!

lisa said...

fun tops!

ATS said...

Stranger than Fiction is my favorite movie of 2006 -- makes me want to be an english professor ...

Ashley said...

Stranger Than Fiction is one of my favorite movies. Love how different it is. Enjoy it! Thanks for sharing pictures of the tops you made - they're awesome!

Laura said...

my favorite is the white one! pretty! :)

Cammeron said...

Omgoodness!! I LOVE those shirts!!!

Joyous said...

Rachel!! :) :) That is my FAVORITE movie!! My hubby is getting it for me for my birthday, I can't WAIT!!!