Finally! Here are the last two days of January’s Fun-A-Day project
January 30: home made hoodie! Fabric from the discount fabric warehouse in SoMA
Jan 31: Hotpants for a friend who teaches yoga
In observance of Fun-A-Day, here are my most recent projects:
January 23: another attempt at the same hat, this time in black
January 24: A (hopefully) final fix to the ages-old keyhole disaster
January 25: Stage one of hoodie-from-scratch
January 26: Stage two of hoodie-from-scratch (the body was from polyester fabric, and the hood from an old cotton t-shirt)
January 27: Paisley polyester thrift store gem– tailored at the torso and the sleeves
January 28: The rise of the cords has been slightly lowered, and the thighs have been slimmed
January 29: Sweater hole– fixed!
January 20: 50 cent t-shirt is given a new life
January 21: Beloved t-shirt becomes Panther underpants
January 22: incredibly cheap jersey fabric from Fabrix in the Richmond
I’ve been busy, busy, busy! It figures that a theme would emerge sooner or later… following the awkwardness of the 14th, I present to you: Underwear Week!
January 14th– Awkwardly senior-esque windbreaker– to slightly less awkward senior-esque windbreaker
January 15th: destroyed old band shirt to awesome new unders
January 16: nautical
January 17th: Stripes
Day 5: oh no! my favorite jeans were getting a hole in the knee! A little darning solved the problem.
Day 6: I desperately needed an inside pocket in this jacket
Day 7: Shoe repair
Day 8: loose thrift store long sleeve made short-sleeved and more snug
Days ONE through FOUR of my 2011 Fun A Day project, which is to make
one clothing alteration/fabrication per day.
Day One: neck tie found in the street becomes a little more festive with (also found) blue satin
Day Two: $2 stained salvation army sweater dyed, and fitted
Day 3: Free t-shirt + bargain elastic = cheap underpants
Day 4: Thrift store cords into tapered and more-desirable thrift store cords
January first means that this is day one of Fun-A-Day.
I have been doing a lot of sewing and alterations since classes let out in the middle of last month– for this year’s annual project, I’ll be doing one sewing/alteration a day. This will range from patching holes, sewing things from raw materials, to re-purposing old garments and fabrics. I will document it all with photos, many or all of which I will post on this blog. the final product for the show will be on paper.