Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sew Recycled.

Just wanted to share with you my 18 year old daughter's final major project piece for her Art Foundation diploma. I am amazed that she could produce this after one year, in a very broad subject, which covered many techniques and art forms. She has gained a pass with a merit, so is thrilled to bits.
She recycled lots of my vintage fabric scraps to create a fully boned corset, with lace and button trims.
It was designed to be worn in a pop video, so she printed the silken fabric of the skirt with sheet music
I've displayed it in our living room on my wasp wist mannequin.
(In between taxiing the girls around!) I finally managed to do some sewing in my new workspace yesterday, too! Hooray!
Niki x

34 comments:

  1. That dress is beautifully creative, how fun to have a daughter that takes after your talents! xo, suzy

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  2. I applaud your daughter very loudly!!! What a beautiful well made and crafted dress. She has had a perfect tutor to follow!
    I wish I had a workroom like yours (can't really count the dinning room table as a workroom really!)
    Well done to your daughter again.
    Emx

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  3. Jackie M12:01 pm

    Well done to your dughter Niki, what a fabulous dress, you must be so proud and she has obviously inherited your talent, lucky girl! Love your new sewing too. Enjoy your day, we have sunshine here amazingly, hope you do too. Jackie Mx

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  4. Wow that is amazing! What a talented daughter you have!

    Victoria xx

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  5. You must be very proud Niki, what a wonderful dress. she's obviously following in your footsteps! Glad you found some time to do some sewing too
    Kimx

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  6. Anonymous1:58 pm

    Great dress, Niki! Your daughter is very talented!

    How nice is to get a sneak peek into your workroom- I'm looking forward to seeing what you're working on...

    Monica xo.

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  7. WOW! That girl's got talent! Forget the pop video - someone should wear it out to tea! It's just beautiful. Lucky you to have it in your sitting room to enjoy! I think you're going to have plenty of inspirational company in your workroom. Hubby just needs to build a long work-table for 3 sewing machines all in a row! Great that you finally got back to your sewing! xx

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  8. just gorgeous!!
    congrats!!
    this is a wonderful piece.

    oxoxo,
    jessi

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  9. Anonymous8:02 pm

    Like mother, like daughter. How proud you must be. Love the buttons down the front, xx Jeanjeannie.

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  10. "She has her mother's talent" said P. I quite agree! Is there room for another worktable and sewing machine in your workroom?
    Sx

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  11. WOW! Such talent.

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  12. Niki, your daughter obviously inherited your talents and sense of style...her creation is absolutely gorgeous, how clever to print the sheet music on the fabric...the construction is really wonderful...you must be busting with pride for your talented girl:)

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  13. That girl surely has a bright future! What talent she has!!!
    Niki your workroom photos are just gorgeous. No wonder your daughter is so talented...her mom sure is.

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  14. Congratulations to your daughter. She must have inherited some of her mother's creative talents! It's gorgeous.

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  15. Beautiful work you have here! I do a lot of blog surfing for inspiration for my photography. And my wife and mom are huge crafters, so I'll bookmark this for them. Thanks for posting!

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  16. I'm impressed by your blog, your works.. wonderful like a dream:)

    greetings from Poland!
    Aga

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  17. thats a fab creation that your daughter has made she is so talented Good luck to her

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  18. Congratulations to your daughter, that is a wonderful and very impressive piece of art.

    Rosie

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  19. Your daughter's project is fantastic! Is that an Art Foundation course? My daughter is doing that from September & is looking forward to it. Her final A level textiles project was made using recycled fabrics too!

    Jayne

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  20. That is so beautiful and creative! Congrats to your daughter on a great piece!

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  21. So beautiful, what a wonderful project.
    Love
    Alison x

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  22. That is fabulous! I am so impressed! She is really talented!

    :0) Sharon

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  23. You must be so proud! How creative and talented daughter you have. Congrats on the fab frock!

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  24. Your daughter will go far with her talents!
    Your workspace has turned out to be so wonderful, Im so envious!
    I hope to have mine finished in a few months, it is so time consuming, as you would know, sorting and painting...but you have given me inspiration!
    Sue

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  25. wow!!! what a wonderful dress Niki, she must be so proud of herself for learning so much this to do this. I LOVE that music printed fabric...please tell her we LOVE it!!

    xo Heather

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  26. Wow, the apple does not fall far from the tree...!! It is sooooo adorable!! I would love to know how she printed the music sheet of the silk fabric... Any chance you could share it? Take care!
    Isabel

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  27. Congrats to your daughter! The dress is very pretty. She must be very creative.

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  28. Wow your daughter has created a real masterpiece, just beautiful!
    Alicia ~ time worn style

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  29. Wow what a talented girl you have (must run in the family!) that is so beautiful. Well done
    Twiggy x

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  30. Stunning! You must be so very proud of her skills, I'd buy that!

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  31. Thank you for sharing your blog with all of us..You both are so very talented, how proud you must be that she learned to love the things that you cherish as well...I wish you lived closer to Mesa, Arizona so I could pop by and you could rub off on me...love, love, love your taste! Kayola

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  32. Hi Niki, I am sorry I have not been around at all lately. But I am so glad I chose to stop by here today, what a fab corset! Look forward to seeing more of this talented daughter of yours.

    best wishes Ginny

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  33. Niki, you've been tagged! Go to my blog and see what you need to do:
    http://connie-livingbeautifully.blogspot.com

    Smoochies,
    Connie

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  34. Oooh such a lovely project..I really like the music printed onto the silk..what a clever girlie you have there!

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Niki xx