Tuesday, April 19, 2016
all pieces custom for rebellelion:
sweet child o' mine cropped tube top / twirls just wanna have fun crop top / love letters halter top / cherry chapstick cropped tube top / grrrl scout denim crop top / don't take away music patched denim vest / kicked out of the love club denim jacket /
i have random pieces i work on in between different projects to give myself a fun break from work when i need it. so it goes, of course, that i'd finish my "procrastination" collection before my actual scheduled collections. what started as random experimentation of two very different textiles turned into a surprisingly cohesive collection. all of the crop tops were made from a set of vintage pillowcases, deconstructed & turned into spring tops as sweet as cherry pie. each top is bordered with pretty embroidery as i was playing around with stitch settings on my machine, as well as embellished with vintage ribbon i inherited from my great grandma.
the denim side was inspired by japanese boro, a technique of re-purposing rags & textile scraps into quilted fabrics. i've been obsessing over denim boro techniques & wanted to try my hand at it, frankenstein sewing pieces of denim together to create the grrrl scout crop top & denim vest. the vest was a daydream come true after i was envisioning an alter ego who is a rock cowgirl, howling songs out on her guitar in front of an american flag. the jacket was a work in progress for weeks, i wanted to create something that looked like a collage, pulled from my teenage years of spending countless hours gluing together magazine clippings. the theme for the jacket was scorned love, a broken heart.
this collection was a lot of fun to make, mostly because it was made while slacking off from my other work. the runaways were playing in my head through most of editing, imagining girl next door turned rock star aka cherry bomb. i loved experimenting with recycled textiles, so expect more boro in the future. as billy idol, who so handsomely graces the back of the "kicked out of the love club" would say, with a rebelle yell MORE MORE MORE!