Friday, August 28, 2015
PTI SAF 2015 Friday Night Fashion Show
My mom was actually a sportswear model at Ayres Dept Store in Indianapolis when she was 17 years old. I did not follow in her footsteps (Big HaHa!) but I did have a ball altering my white tank top & posing for hubby to take a picture. This top (which somehow became a size smaller than when I bought it--couldn't be I changed!) was in a drawer, forgotten. Couldn't justify spending money on a white t-shirt, so hopefully this qualifies.
Over 10 years ago I bought 7 bottles of gorgeous Lumiere paints after taking a class where we altered ivory colored tote bags. Some of the people created masterpieces that could have been sold. I do enjoy using mine to carry stamping magazines & always planned to try another one. Love the old butterfly stamp--need to dig it out & use it! I've occasionally used the paints on paper, but this week was the first time on fabric since the class.
I began by making a stencil (recycled glossy coated advertising) with the large PTI Turning a New Leaf die. Cardboard from a cereal box was put inside the tank, the stencil was taped down & I sponged on the paint. Had to do a tiny bit of masking for the second image after playing around on paper to figure out what I wanted. Surprisingly, the paint didn't even go through to the inside.
The felt flowers are done with 2 dies from PTI Gilded Garden. Another first--I sewed seed beads in the flower centers. It was easy once I finally got my needle threaded & realized you don't string them together, but stitch each one. Very simple design, but gave me such a feeling of accomplishment when I finished it! Truly the little things can bring joy when you least expect it. I know there are lots of amazing shirts to see in the Friday Night Fashion Show & I appreciate you taking time to check out mine. Even if you're not participating, don't miss the video the PTI Team did for tonight--it's so, so fun!
Looking forward to tomorrow's activities, but would be more fun to do it with friends. Then again, I can stay in my PJs if I want! Edited to add: I'm entering my shirt in the Anything Goes challenge at SSS Wednesday.