Friday, August 28, 2015

PTI SAF 2015 Friday Night Fashion Show

Show-us-your-shirt

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.
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36 comments:

  1. Your shirt is GORGEOUS! I would be proud to wear it!

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  2. I think your top is so cute! Love those flowers! I didn't make one yet. I might still get one done, I have the shirt just not the motivation... btw I am just right up the freeway about 2.5 hours waving! I will check in here tomorrow and see how you are doing with the challenges! I will also be home in my pj's crafting away. :) Now I'm off to see the PTI video.

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  3. Clever girlie! Lovely work Greta.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. Pretty, pretty!!! I love how it's just a little bit to accent the neckline. That is lovely and people will probably be asking you to make them one now!!

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  5. Very impressive Greta. Your top looks lovely. Barbxx

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  6. Greta you look lovely. Your tee-shirt is really very pretty. Have a great Stamp a Faire weekend

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  7. Darling Greta, I'll be in pi's right along with you! Love your sweet shirt. And love how you decorated sparingly but elegantly. Looks store-bought!

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  8. Awesome t-shirt, Greta! I would love to wear that!!

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  9. The shirt is GREAT and I love your seeded bead flowers :)

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  10. Your shirt turned out soo super cute! Love it!

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  11. wow... your shirt is absolutely fabulous, greta!! the seed bead flower centers are the perfect detail!!

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  12. Fun projects and that is cool about your Mom!

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  13. OH, Greta, what an absolutely darling shirt!
    WOW, you rocked this challenge!
    Fun story about your mom.
    Also, love seeing your beautiful bag.

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  14. Those little felt flowers are so sweet! I love how you used the leaf die for a stencil. Really great idea!

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  15. You're beautiful, Greta! What a fabulous shirt too!

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  16. Oh, I like this!! You did a great job Greta and I love the little seed beads. Very pretty!

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  17. Beautiful t-shirt Greta. Great job.

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  18. Pjs sounds great to me! What a beautiful job you did decorating your shirt, Greta! Fun about your mom modeling .

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  19. Fabulous! And I love your tote bag too. Happy Stamping today!

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  20. Greta, your shirt is just adorable!

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  21. Oh my gosh! Your shirt is so cute. It's a great design and adding the flowers and beads made it so fresh. My mom worked at Ayres for a while, then went to work at Block's. All my school clothes came from both stores and sometimes Wasson's. Gee, that brings back memories of riding the bus downtown and walking through the stores and around the circle. All of those stores are gone now and what a shame.

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  22. Oh, LOVE it! What pretty and cheerful little flowers!

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  23. Oh my Greta! You have done wonders!!
    Now that I see what you've created I regret even more not being part of Stampafaire ;(
    BRAVO!!

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  24. I am busy all day today, hopefully I can still hop over to catch some fun over at PTI, well done here Greta!

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  25. Wonderful design on your shirt. I would so buy this in a store!! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  26. Fabulous looking Greta -- you and the shirt. I would buy and wear it too. Great design.

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  27. Very creative and beautiful, Greta! Love the pretty seed beads added to the center of the flowers! You make for a lovely model as I'm sure your Mother did, too!:-) Take care and have a great week!

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  28. What a great shirt you created! People would gladly pay extra for all that customizing! Love the seed beads. Those little buggers aren't easy to deal with.

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  29. This came out perfectly and so pretty! What a fun project!

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  30. What a beautiful shirt, Greta! WOW!

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  31. Oh what beautiful top. I'm pretty sure I've some of those paints somewhere.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  32. Your altered shirt looks so pretty. I love that you made your own stencil out of recycled materials. The beads add nice sparkle.
    --from Denise, OBW #6

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  33. What a fantastic job you did with your shirt. It's so very pretty. I love the beaded flower centers.

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