It's here! The week one designers reveal for All Stars!
We are loving the art inspired looks that have been uploaded to the linky party and those submitted by the designers are amazing as well.
Now, your job is to scroll through all of the beautiful photography, read about the inspirations, then vote for your favorite!
(And remember when we said things will be just a little bit different during All Stars? Well, here we go. First of all there will be no judges this season for the designers so the winner will be chosen only by popular vote. And those votes....they will be hidden so there will be no way to see who is winning until it is announced on Monday morning!)
You can find where to vote over there on the sidebar so get going! There's so much to see!
Aztec Spring---See Kate Sew
The graphic tee is printed with a speech bubble and the word "hola" which is hello in Spanish. The Aztecs spoke a different language, but since Spanish is the language now where the Aztecs lived, it would be a modern take. The tee has a ribbed neckline and armholes. The hooded vest is my favorite part. I topstitched a chevron pattern to go with the geometric feel of the outfit. The hood is lined with more silkscreened print and there are open welt pockets on the front. The bottom is ribbed and the armholes are faced! I also made faux suede moccasins and a feather headdress to complete the aztec look.
Come by see kate sew for more details and a whole lot more pictures!
The Modern Artist---Shwin & Shwin
When I first saw the challenge for week one being Art Inspired... I was stumped... So I googled Art... The very first piece that came up flooded me with memories... You see ever since I was a wee little one I have been drawn to Modern Art... why? Because I would see it and say "I can do that" Not in a how is this art kind of way but I felt inspired like I could actually do that. I can't draw a bowl of fruit, or a person, but I can draw some squares and spill some paint.
Picnic in the Park---Craftiness is Not Optional
I started with the top-a quirky little peplum top with a narrow peter pan collar, exposed navy zipper in the back, and cap sleeves. (sleeves inspired by Rae's Geranium dress, and peplum inspired by Dana's circle skirt) The cropped leggings were made from double layered soft gold jersey, sewn and fitted and re-sewn to my little Sadie til they fit perfectly! I hand stitched some lace bows right above the hem for a vintage touch. The emerald green scalloped jacket is fully lined with a secret pocket inside! The special floral fabric used in that pocket is also used on the lining of the jacket for a fun little accent. It also has pockets in the side seams for her hands, trinkets, and candy, of course. The front of the jacket has a row of scallops with an off white covered button framed in each to keep it closed. The peter pan collar and sleeves are trimmed in a bit of piping to make them pop! I also added a little button tab on the back of the jacket for visual interest-I decided to sew it on after the jacket was sewn together-so it was quite the job hand sewing it to the outside of the jacket only! The headband (inspired by the bouquet one of the ladies is holding) was a labor of love-about 10 or so hand made felt flowers that I spent hours arranging "just so"!
Come see more pictures at my blog, Craftiness is not Optional!
In Bloom---Happy Together
This week's outfit for my daughter was inspired by Claude Monet. I love flowers and nature in general, so naturally I would be attracted to his artwork. Since wild and flowerful pants are also in, I took this as an opportunity to make some. I found a lovely fabric that was bright and "in bloom" with flowers. It was my very first time creating pants with a front zipper. I drafted the pattern from a pair of pants my daughter had already.
I created a simple top to go with the more over the top print on the pants. Just a simple tank top with some fancy details. It's a perfect little outfit for my little explorer to play around in. You can find out more about this outfit on my blog.
Vintage Cruiser Dress---iCandy Handmade
Art. I grew up with an artist father, who worked in art museums my whole life, and who now paints full time. You would think that this would be an easy challenge, right? Ha! I looked up art for hours and nothing struck me as inspirational. By accident, I found this adorable ink drawing on Etsy that both Autie and I fell in love with. Maybe not one of the great masters, but pretty darn cute, right? I would love to frame this and put it in my daughter's room.
It makes me happy to look at it.
|Source: Sarah Frances Art|
We ended up creating a vintage-style wrap dress for this look. For some reason, bicycles, balloons and cute little turquoise and white dresses go hand in hand. The dresses are made out of kona cotton and miles of white bias tape. If you ever need a lesson in tricky bias tape situations, this dress has it all! Tight curves, inverted corners, and regular corners! I now am quite the bias tape expert :) Autie, the master embroiderer stitched the bicycle design on one pocket. The girls love love love these dresses. They are boat neck, with attached circle skirts so they twirl really well! I also fiddled around with the flutter sleeve so the bias tape could be between the flutter and the bodice, as well as hem the raw edge.
our blog to see lots more photos...
Jen & Autie
Petal Splash Gown---girl. Inspired
Woohoo!! It's here! The first week of All Stars! So, art inspired...it took a few false starts before I settled on my inspirational art piece for this theme. I seriously googled "art inspiration" trying to get ideas at first. But when a friend suggested the artwork of Michelle Armas, I fell in love.
Girl. Inspired. to see more of the Petal Splash Gown!
So fun right?
Now vote for your favorite and we will see you back here on Monday!