Tuesday, January 24, 2012
This is how I start to upcycle a garment. I've cut the skirt off the main top part, put it on the dress form, then I start pinning pieces to it and draping lace, collars, trims or whatever. I look at it from time to time. Here I've piled more fabrics and trims around the base. Yesterday I studied this as I was sewing other garments and today I'm ready to go into the studio and start making decisions of what I really want to use to redesign this top. Some of the natural or white pieces may get dyed. I am thinking of keeping everything in natural beige, ecru, linen colors. I will probably change the buttons but that comes last. First I have to get the body of the garment together then the embellishments. If you recreate garments how do you work?