This semester I’m in a course called Advanced Studio, where students get to spend all of their time exploring and creating work they’re personally interested in. I haven’t yet posted most of the pieces that I’ve been working on, but here’s the outfit I wore earlier this week for my first critique (so scary!).
Actually, I wore the shirt as one of my pieces to be critiqued. Can you tell what the design is? :]
Here’s a more detailed shot…
It’s the Blue Screen of Death. I’m still unsure as to what my exact audience is with this shirt.. I think it’s a very specific range of people that would recognize the blue screen: young/computer-savy enough to have started using windows by the time the blue screen came around, and old enough to have started using windows before the blue screen disappeared.
Lately I’ve been focusing my work around technological failure and anxiety. We put so much of our lives in computers and rely on them so much, but they’re actually pretty fragile things that break down more often than we’d like them to. But enough of my conceptual musings~
- Beanie: dollar store
- Blue Screen of Death shirt: DIY
- Sequin leggings: on clearance at forever21
- Blue velour boots: Arizona brand, from Jcpenny
Outfit photos were taken by ~Hugh~
I created the design on the shirt using printable iron-on transfers. My printer is now out of blue ink thanks to this project, haha.
Maybe I’ll do a tutorial on transfers some time? But in case some of you want to try it out now, I used transfers made for white/light-colored shirts. If you’re putting the design on a dark shirt you’ll want to get transfers made for dark colors (those are an opaque material rather than transparent).
As always, feel free to message me with any questions or comments! Preferably not on anonymous though so that I can send you a private message back. ♥
~past outfit posts~
After I got my side tattoo I had an impulsive need to wear cutout shirts, cutout dresses - cutout everything.
But as always, it costs too much to buy new clothes. So I thrifted a dress for $2.50 and made a new dress out of that. :D I ended up using a thrifted $0.90 t-shirt as the lining for the top, so in total it cost $3.40~
I used tumblr and google images to find inspiration and made a pinterest board for cutout clothing. :]
Glad I made this dress and got it out of my system before classes started up again~
Today’s outfit was a casual 2NE1 inspired look. :D
A little bit of background story first. A few years ago, after my first boyfriend and I broke up, all I listened to for awhile were US Top 40 songs (UgHh). There wasn’t any super good reason for it; the only reason I can think of is because all of those songs are super loud and catchy and don’t make you think about anything deep. :p
This time around I’ve been listening to K-Pop (Korean Pop) nonstop. Specifically, mostly the newer Wonder Girls albums and 2NE1. A complete upgrade from the top 40s I think, haha.
But anyway, that’s probably the reason I felt compelled to dress like this~
Breakdown of the outfit:
- Digital Superstar Shirt: Handmade and sold in my Etsy :]
- Cheetah-print Jacket: Forever21
- Bracelet: Forever21
- Yellow Lace Socks: I think H&M, but am not completely sure because I stole them from my mom.. ;p
- Studded Litas: MakeMeChic.com
Oh, and in case anyone saw me earlier in the day, I did switch from skinny jeans to shorts because it got warmer. ;p Silly midwestern weather…
I finally got to go back to the Bristol Renaissance Faire. :] For some unknown reason I didn’t get around to visiting last summer (after going 5 years in a row), and was in danger of missing another whole season again!
So I was relieved when my friend Sarah wanted to go to the fair a couple of weekends ago. It’s always fun to go with friends, especially when everyone dresses up~ Dressing up is my favorite part of going; I try to make a new costume every time I visit, which sometimes means making more than one costume per summer. ;p
A lot of the pieces came from older costumes I’ve made, and I glued flowers and rhinestones to everything to make it all match. The corset was from my water sprite costume and the skirt I made for a different fairy costume that I never posted. My mom was nice enough to let me paint one of her old purses to match my handpainted litas. c;
I was so happy that Sarah wore the gypsy costume I made a couple years ago! She wears it so well and has the free-spirited personality to match~
Here’s a shot of her telling our friend’s fortune (the fair has such great places to take photos, haha):
And finally, here’s a photo of our ren faire group!
It was such a fun day, I can’t wait to go back next year. :]]
My shirt from SZMOON came today!!!! I traded her for this painted moon shirt I made.
I love it! Thank you Selina!
p.s. I promise to get pictures of my newly decorated room posted soon and announce the give away winner (sorry it’s so late, school and rehearsals starting back have left me super busy)
Aw glad it arrived safely! And it goes great with your shade of blue hair. :]]
I’ll post some pictures of your lovely moon shirt once I get unpacked, thank you so much!
There are still a couple of I’m from the Internet shirts left in my etsy shop if anyone is interested! I may or may not be making more after they are gone since they are hand-dyed and it’s a bit time consuming. :o
On a 100% stroke of luck I happened upon this hamburger printed shirt at Walmart. Normally I would never search through the clothing section there (besides for sale jean shorts, of course), but after dinner one night my mom wanted to go there for a pair of work shoes.
My dad pointed out some printed shirts in the men’s section, and we found this gem of a shirt hiding behind some boring surfer images. And it was only $7! The downside was that there were only XL and larger sizes left.
But I got it anyway, along with the wolf moon design, with the intention of using them as fabric to make new shirts. :]
Ever since I got my new tattoo I’ve wanted as much as my wardrobe as possible to have cutouts. ;p This seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out this criss-cross design.
What I ended up doing to the shirt:
- I took it in on the sides and made new, smaller sleeves for it
- Shortened the shirt
- Cut and sewed 16 individual strands to make the criss-cross pattern
The only problem I came across was using my machine to sew the shirt.. I’ve sewn fabric very similar to this, but for some reason none of my needles worked (I tried both knit needles and small size regular needles) with it and the tension was a little off. Anyone have any advice on sewing medium weight, 100% polyester?