This week's Fabricista challenge was sent to us on Monday. Here it is:
Challenge: Using the 6 yard Bundle we have sent you, make a 2 piece garment. What is in the bundle is a mystery and everyone will receive something different. Try to incorporate the three fabrics in some way. You can use fabric from your stash to finish your look, but keep in mind that the bundle fabric must make up a majority of your outfit. You will be judged on creativity, craftsmanship, the way you use your fabrics together, and fit.
I received a camel colored crepe, a turquoise, brown and white cotton/silk sateen and a heavyweight burgundy flocked pinstripe denim bundle in the mail and after hearing about the challenge, immediately my head was in a jumble. I have three different colors, three different textures and three different drapes in my fabrics. After a few days of carrying the fabric swatches around in my purse looking for inspiration, the 70's finally called.
I ended up channelling Mrs. Didrickson, my kindergarten teacher, who wore high heeled brown boots, chemise dresses and wide silk scarves in her hair. I thought she was beautiful! I made a modern round neck blouse out of the crepe with sateen insets reminiscent of a vintage tunic and bound it all in cotton binding from fabric in my stash. The skirt is made from the wrong side of the denim with 70's inspired patch pockets. I triple stitched the pockets, waistband and hem in camel colored thread and added hand carved "mondo" sized wood vintage buttons to the pockets, my favorite part!
Yeah, I know my hair is bad. I'm gonna handle it this week. Have a great week!