People who know me well know I always have a few projects lined up and on the go. I’m quite excited about the latest idea so I thought I’d share it with you dear readers.
I’ve always loved the work and style of Frida Kahlo and a couple of recent moments of serendipity got me thinking. First I found this great site that showcases Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe and lets you dress up paper dolls in her clothes. Then Shelly told me she’d just got this book out from the library. And Helen sent me some clippings with some great Frida-esk clothes. Of course Shelly and I got talking about how cool it would be to dress like Frida then I thought – Hey! What about we have a new project for the new year?
We sew our own takes on Frida’s clothes.
Step 1. Collect images of Frida type clothes for an inspiration board.
Step 2. Find/swap/borrow patterns that reflect the shapes/feel of our favourite pieces.
Step 3. Adapt the patterns with our own twists.
Step 4. Sew them up.
Step 5. Dress up, flounce around and do a photo shoot.
Step 6. Blog the process – post the images on our blogs/flickr.
Who wants to join me? I see it as an ongoing project for next year, maybe we could all inspire each other and share patterns, ideas, a laugh… Oh yes and accessories too – necklaces, flowers, monkeys…