"Grey or gray (American English alternative; see spelling differences) is an intermediate color between black and white. It is a neutral color or achromatic color, meaning literally that it is a color "without color," because it can be composed of black and white. It is the color of a cloud-covered sky, of ash and of lead. The first recorded use of grey as a color name in the English language was in AD 700. Grey is the dominant spelling in European and Commonwealth E
I teach all of my tutorials to the children. Many of them surprise me, they catch on quicker than a lot of the adults. Children, I find, come towards learning with a clean slate and no preconceived ideas of how things should be done. They are also more adventurous and not afraid to try new techniques. Whenever I create a new art quilt I know that I must keep a box of the scrap remnants for the children. They like to use my colors - She has a grey themed bedroom and liked the
I am really enjoying this monochromatic challenge. I am seeing exactly what I have in my modular closet. I began my layered outfit with a green tie dyed shirt topped with a solid green infinity scarf remade from a much worn t shirt. Then layered that with a tie dyed jacket. Since meeting Carol Kinney from https://www.facebook.com/HighHopesDyes virtually, I have gradually, with her beautiful tie dyed clothing and fabrics, recreated layering pieces and now I have MANY more out
Today is purple tie dyed layer day. 2 different shirts from Carol Kinney at https://www.facebook.com/HighHopesDyes remade into a bolero, a patchwork vest and a patchwork infinity scarf. This small bolero adds a touch of purple and serves as an additional layer in slightly cooler weather. This piece is very easy to sew, the seams can be serged or zigzagged. If your sewing machine doesn't have a zig zag option you can sew 2 running stitches next to each other. For winter I made
Today is a pink and plum day. A scarf upcycled from mens button down shirts worn with a plum t shirt and plum jeans. A scarf is a chic and endlessly versatile accessory for adding color and flair to ones outfit. Scarves come in many shapes, sizes and fabrics. They can be constructed from preloved clothing and sheets to create your own designer scarves. #upcycle #scarfrefashion #shirtdresssewing #lagenlooksewing #sewingpattern #morigirlscarf #patternsandhowto #buyremade #Priga
Its becoming a bit cooler here which calls for layered dressing so today I chose greens. A short sleeve green t shirt with a shirt/jacket tie dyed by Carol Kinney and upcycled and resized by me, worn with my signature recreated button necklace and earrings.
Temperatures are dropping so today's monochromatic look is charcoal. Its a color that is difficult to wear in warm weather. Long sleeve cotton t shirt paired with a charcoal grey button down cardigan. My straight legged patterened jeans to which of course I added my signature pockets. This time with zippers instead of welted. The more pockets the better. To complete the outfit, I added a black pashmina that I purchased at a charity store for 5 shekels last year.
Today's look is a refashioned sweatshirt. I loved the colors but not the cut so the baggy sweatshirt became a versatile little jacket . 3 sizes too large and this style is not flattering for me. It was deconstructed and then reconstructed into a small 3/4 length sleeve jacket with a collar which can be worn as a layering piece all year round. In summer in the evenings over a tank top and even in winter over a long t shirt with an inifinity scarf.
This is today's color of the day. An upcycled overdyed jeans jacket from the hands of the master Carol Kinney. While scrolling through Carol's feed last year I saw this jacket. She had dyed it orange which is a color that i wear but not in this shade. I saw something else. A rich sunset. I described what I wanted and asked her to cast her spell on it. She did and now its mine
Greens today. Scrub pants which I purchased a few years ago at a charity store. I still have to add welt pockets to them, I need to find the time The shirt is a tie dyed shirt from Carol Kinney of course which was purchased large and resized to fit me. The scarf is the bottom band from another shirt of Carol's. Purposely buying too large shirt so that I can resize in my style and have pieces left over for a scarf, beads and artwork. Resized with 3/4 length sleeves.
its getting colder at nights - time for layering in warm autumn colors. Purchased one more tie dyed shirt - again that was too large - on purpose. Cut a band off the bottom, narrowed the shirt and used the band to lengthen the sleeves. Worn under a rust bolero for a warm layered outfit.
Today's monochromatic outfit. This purple tie dyed jacket was purchased a while back from Carol Kinney at https://www.facebook.com/HighHopesDyes who always works magic with her colors. I deconstructed the jacket, removed the belt and sleeves, resized to fit me, removed the sleeve cuffs, narrowed and shortened the sleeves and reconstructed the now fitted crop jacket so that I have another versatile layering piece in my wardrobe. Win win, a color I love and a piece that I wear
I missed posting yesterday's monochromatic outfit , so here it is today. 2 teal t shirts in different shades worn layered together with a teal infinity scarf. The scarf was an experiment using a too large t shirt and a remnant of a bobble strip that I had in my stash. I like the end result.
Today's color is olive green. I have a modular wardrobe so I can mix and match pieces together. I have 2 olive green boleros in different shades of green. Today I used a bolero a green t shirt and a t shirt necklace that was made from the scraps of the 2 boleros that I had sewn. This is a versatile layering piece which can be worn in all the seasons of the year to add a bit of warmth, coverage and color. I hate throwing fabric away, even the tiniest of pieces. I have develo
Today's monochromatic outfit. That tie dyed tapestry that my sister bought for me from Carol Kinney has a new life - tunic and pants outfit Carol Kinney from https://www.facebook.com/HighHopesDyes held a charity raffle last year and the prize was this beautiful tapestry. My sister bid and won it and then gifted it to me. It was beautiful but as I didn't have anywhere to hang it I saw "Fabric" and decided to make myself a tunic and pants outfit. I had always wanted a statemen
I shared a post with a purple crop top in one of my monochromatic outfits and I was asked how I made the shirt. It is really very simple. I had 2 school t shirts, one larger with shorter sleeves and one smaller with long sleeves in very similar colors. I cut off a band from the bottom about 12 cm in height. I then cut the shirt from the mid shoulder seam straight down to the bottom like this making it wider than the equivalent mid section of one of my t shirts. I then cut the
Today is a blue day I had purchased that blue shirt from Carol Kinney and I always choose a larger size as I live on the other side of the world from her and this way can resize it so it fits me perfectly and have enough left over to make a scarf accessory as well as remnants for flowers and beads. I shortened the shirt - got a scarf out of that and resized it so it fit me perfectly.