I have had the profound pleasure of making three custom garments for two very cool clients lately and I really want to share the results with you!
A repeat client sent me a box of the most amazing collection of Star Wars T shirts you can ever imagine. It took a few days before I was brave enough to cut them up.
Chopping up Chewie??? Couldn't bear it. And the Jedi mind trick, "These are not the droids you are looking for"! Gasp.
Black Skirt Number 1:
|Gah! Vader! Asymmetrical draping and hemline is key to the flattering fit.|
|These skirts are going to Comic-Con!!|
And my favorite, the Blue & Grey combo, Skirt #2:
|Again, lots of angles and draping.|
|In true eco fashion - the waistband was swiped from a pair of boxers:-)|
I do custom skirts in this short 17" mini skirt length and a longer midi length on the Etsy site. When you have enough skirts, send them a long and we'll collaborate on the perfect eco skirt for you! It usually takes about 14 panels for a mini and about 20 for a midi. (You can alternate solid/graphic as seen in these, or do them with all panels as slices of the graphics). I use the blank backs of shirts for the underskirt and waistbands, thus reducing fabric waste.
Custom Order Smashing Success #3 - A rockstar Poncho:
This client sent along a stash of awesome concert T's, some of which featured her husband's band. The "I am Your Tin God" is her own artwork for his band - how cool is that? I studded the appliques as usual and the poncho can be worn asymmetrically off shoulder or with neck line centered. I thought her color choices were brilliant and come on - Amelia Earthart + Johnny Cash - fantastic!
|The back when worn symmetrically.|
|Amelia with studded star appliqué.|
|Details are EVERYTHING.|
Send me your shirts!
(Your kids' sport shirts, Concert T's, Sports Team T's, Race T's, Travel T's - they make great wearable art - a site more stunning than a memory quilt, eh?!)