Friday, July 10, 2009

A Top for Nadia

Nadia Buick, a fellow fashion PhD kid, is curating my upcoming solo show wearer/maker/wearer at the QUT Art Museum (19th August-13th September). She recently picked up a Dries Van Noten skirt from a local Vinnies for $12 (best $12 she ever spent!) and suggested I rework it for the show.

I didn't mess with it too much; I was careful not to destroy the drape, nor the beautiful construction (it was flared with a large number of asymetrically shaped panels). In the end I simply turned it upside down and released one of the panel seams part-way to make the v-shaped neckline, then joined the 'hem' across the arms and shoulders to make the batwing sleeves. I put in a few darts at the back neckline to fit it close to the upper back, though this needs re-working, as parts of the fabric have stretched here and it looks a little clumsy...

1 comment:

Rhianna Boyle said...

Hi Paula, nice blog. I'm quite taken with your cast of critters, skeletons and strumpets. Only you would decide to make a plush fabulous nutter.