As I previously mentioned I am currently all about DIY. That's what I am spending pretty much most of my free time doing. I think this will be the last one, for this week anyway, so I am sorry for giving you two in the one day.
Again it's a leggings projects. Now I know how to create them I can see so many possibilities using more elaborate fabrics.
Rodarte's A/W08 collection was sublime, although did anyone else think that, as stunningly beautiful as she is, Natalie Portman managed to make it look less edgy and more demure? Maybe it was just me. Anyway, the knitted tights were pretty amazing and I have been obsessing over them since I clapped eyes on them. The red, black and white palette was superbly done too and of course completely reminded me of my old punk days. Anyway, back in Mandors on Sunday I was intending on buying this lovely lace fabric but at £23 a metre it just wasn't going to happen, especially as I was going to make a dress and I need 2 metres. So with my £20, again donated to me by my Prince, I hunted around for some other cool material. Then I saw it. It was a crochet material which was dyed black and red, with the colours running into each other in places creating a dark purple. It also had flecks of gold painted onto it and was just really weird and beautiful. Naturally I thought it's make great leggings, since it reminded me of Rodarte.
It was the most difficult fabric I have EVER worked with. It was hellish to sew. I had to make them quite loose since there is minimal stretch but none the less they are quite full on. I quickly tried them on with lots of black!
Black top; DIY organza skirts (one worn as top); Shorts; Marios Schwab shoes
Zara dress; Gloved Up gloves
DIY dress; Topshop belt; Necklace, a gift
I will attempt to use the rest of the material in some way but it's pretty tricky! I may make some kind of distressed top to match but I'll need to build up the patience to do it!