January 21, 2014

grayscale


Movie week and my choice was Schindler's List.
Chosen more for the cinematography than the movie itself.
I love the grayscale that is used throughout the entire film and then one girl in a red coat.

I decided to stick with the grayscale for the entire look with a pop of red in the jacket.
Using texture to add interest instead of colors.
And doing a girl look to continue to challenge myself to create things outside of my norm.

I started with the jacket, redrafting  the Made by Rae skinny tee to create a pattern. Using black and grey fabric to create a geometric print, making sure to include one red square. I used a skinny red elastic, up cycled from some christmas coffee bags, to create the weave. I had cream chenille left over in my stash from some baby gifts I had made, so used it to add warmth to the jacket. I also loved that it gave visual interest with the vertical stripes. Having left over geometric print I also used it to make the pockets to add a little extra detail.

The tee, also created using the Made by Rae skinny tee, altered a bit to add the back yoke and button placket. The grey and white knit are both from old tees that were in my stash. The lace is from a table cloth and the buttons from a sweater that had a hole.

The skirt was made from the measurements of my model and grey fabric with a concrete print. I drew the triangle grid and then sewed to create the quilting. Lined the entire thing with the same lace from the table cloth- making the skirt fully reversible.

A huge thank you to my model and her mama for allowing me to try out a girl design this week.

Make sure you head over to the Project Run & Play website and vote for your favorite!

18 comments:

  1. I again simply had to vote for you! I love how you interpreted the movie challenge. And this jacket is amazing: So much work. And that red pop of color! Great

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  2. WOW, what a movie inspiration!! I certainly would never have thought of that! My favorite, by far, is that quilted skirt, I just love those lines!

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    1. i know...those triangle- love them.
      want something in my own wardrobe with that quilting.

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  3. Wow, what a visual impact you created... with just one red square. Beautifully sewn. Congratulation on creating such a thoughtfully created outfit.
    Deborah
    sewmuchtogive

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  4. love the interpretation and beautifully sewn. I love that jacket with the red square!

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  5. I love your interpretation for this challenge! Your outfit is a work of art!!

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  6. I love that you created your own fabric and the added texture/color element in it. And continuing with the graphic elements in the skirt. Great oufit!

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  7. I am in love with that skirt Jacq! You are an amazing seamstress!

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  8. Amazing how you captured the 'feel' of the movie in an outfit. Well done!

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  9. Love your imagination with this one! The textures really add so much to the outfit.

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  10. Whoa....had to take a double-take!! You threw me on the model....Good job, Jacq!

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  11. Wow! There are so many wonderful details in this outfit. I see something else I missed every time I view these pictures. You really did a beautiful job!

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  12. this was such a great outfit for PRP!!! so cute!! also, i nominated you for a liebster award over on my blog!!! not sure if you've heard about it, but go check it out: http://cottingtonssocrafty.blogspot.com/2014/02/liebster-award-nomination-holla.html

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