Friday, April 5, 2013

80's dresses and other inspirations.

The 80's weren't that long ago, right?  Except they were.  Remember big hair and shoulder pads?...yikes.  I have been collecting dresses from flea markets and updating them by throwing away the shoulder pads (far far away), making them shorter, and cutting out the backs in some cases.  Then, I remembered I had the centers from the lace vintage skirts, which I turned into HEARTS, and appliqued to the backs of the 80's dresses.  Turned out pretty cute, and I sold them both in no time.

Recently, Laguna Beach High School did and amazing production of "Hello Dolly."  David and I were called upon to make a FAKE TURKEY for a funny scene in a restaurant.  David got out the chicken wire, and I got out the newspaper, glue, and acrylic paint, and this is what we came up with.

We also made this banner for the parade scene, "Before the Parade Passes By."

Finally, I had this circa 1970's stretchy knit fabric with a fun, colorful print, that I made into this pull on skirt.  I LOVE it.  It's so retro.  You don't see fabric like this anymore.