|Faerie birthday party and learning to saw!
||[Aug. 27th, 2010|10:42 pm]
Well, you may all know that I like fantasy costumes... in fact I keep a blog about fantasy costumes called YOUR FANTASY COSTUME
:) I created a while back to bookmark all the fancy things I like (or would long or crave to buy for my performances hahah). Anyway, as I'm an illustrator I like to draw and design garments... the problem was that despite making some crafts like crowns and some easy customizations I really never had any skill for sewing... yes... not even a button or fixing a sock!! But last month my friend and designer Alassie (from El Costurero Real
) encouraged me and a couple of friends to make a garment for ourselves to attend to her faerie birthday party and for a couple of weeks, all girls gathered on a weekly workshop :) to learn to make our own garment for the party... So it was FUN and we were busy bees and it was so lovely to see that we were creating our own dresses... I felt very accomplished and I know it´s my first and maybe not so perfect (almost hand-made too) but I had never done anything before so I was really proud.
Here´s a pic of my green dress... the skirt will now grow (cos a friend got me a sewing machine as a gift and I'm learning to make things easier) and I definately will make add bits to it, but this is how it looked like :)
I played a few songs with my hammered dulcimer (humble accoustic performance for really lovely friends) including some exerpts of tracks from the following album on the making "The Underliving". My friend Jorge Lamata joined with the guitar in a few... It was really cozy and personal.
and here´s a picture of the other girls and dressed they made for themselves... (by the way, some followed tutorials of making wings posted in your fantasy costume and they made a great work!)
Above: some of the people attending with their fantasy costumes to the birthday party... isn´t it a cool idea? why not to spice your wedding or your anniversary or a friends meeting with some color, fantasy and fun! We all had a great time... so give it a try... it´s a good excuse to use your fantasy garments!