Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mod Mini Skirt Project: Plus Sign Fabric


Sometimes I do many skirts in one day-- in a pseudo-assembly line fashion.
My record is 4 skirts in one day
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I watched "Project Runway" before I learned how to sew. Now, knowing how to sew, I watch it with completely different eyes and can appreciate it even more. My favorite contestant from last season was Mondo. Anyone who watched will find the reason obvious-- he was definitely inspired by mod fashion, and his work was bold and colorful. But he was robbed of the win!


So, when I came across this vintage polyester fabric from "IntheOldSchoolhouse" on Etsy, I thought immediately of Mondo. When the contestants had to do their own textile print, Mondo created a plus sign design. His story involved being diagnosed as being HIV positive and also trying to think positive throughout his struggle.


I don't have a great personal story involving this plus sign fabric, but I do have a quirky story involving a friend. My friend's mom was a former nun and when they were kids, his dad would go around the house, changing the crucifixes into plus signs. He was trying to remind them to stay positive. Needless to say, friend's mom= not so happy!

Front
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Back
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I usually see fabric from a design aspect only and appreciate prints for their artistry. Then again, I haven't had the chance to design my own print as they get to do on Runway. That would be an experience.

Mondo's plus sign fabric
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My plus sign fabric
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Hope you all have a lovely Thursday and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Astrid

10 comments:

  1. That is such a cool fabric! I bet by now you can sew these skirts with your eyes closed :-)

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  2. It's getting that way. Repetition truly does make a task easier!

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  3. All of the skirts you have made are so adorable! :]

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  4. Thank you, Rebecca! I appreciate that : - )

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  5. Just ran across this site today and I really love the work you do. Definately going to follow and keep an eye out for your posts. Let me know if you ever get interested in doing mens fashion :)

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  6. Thanks for the compliment, dandylion! Maybe if my husband would ever let me design for him, I could do men's fashion. I don't see him giving in, though : - )

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  7. That's too bad ;) My girlfriend is a little more open to my clothing suggestions. Might be bothering you more on the details on making those skirts as that's what she's been looking for. Keep up the good work.

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  8. I'd be glad to answer any questions, dandy! Glad you have better luck than I do : - )

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  9. Just discovered your blog and I'm enjoying your adventures in retro sewing. I must say that your styling really pulls everything together perfectly.
    Also, my nine year old and I were Team Mondo. Even now she gets angry thinking about how he was robbed!

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  10. Can you give us a closer look at your knee-highs? A close up of your feet with your shoes off would be perfect.

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