1.12.09

High School Again



I am working at the high school again today.  A couple of weeks ago I took the advanced screen printing class to a local thrift store.  Each of them had $5 to spend there collecting source materials to be cut and sewn into new items, or printed directly on in a more non traditional way.  All of the students seemed pretty excited.  Some of the boys actually really got into it buying vests, flannels and blazers that they are going to rip the sleeves off of, print on, sew patches on, just really great ideas.  The girls are layering prints under vintage slips, cutting segments from knit vests and patching in patterned fabric panels underneath and adding buttons, I mean these people are just so passionate and creative! Today they have a master seamstress coming into the class to teach us all how to sew and taylor things to fit us!  one of my perks is that I get to participate in all the classes too!  I know how to sew strait lines, and pin things to fit my body, but high quality tailoring is something I have always wanted to learn!  I have a whole sack of vintage dresses I want to learn to professionally hem, and a few other things I hope to adjust!  I am so excited.

I may also want to learn how to properly sew a zipper onto something for easier access.  I am wearing this little floral playsuit today and it has about a million buttons on the front that take a fortnight to unbutton.  Now, usually not a problem, unless you have to go to the bathroom.  In this case a zipper going down the back would be WAY more efficient!  It wouldn't be so bad if the torso was a little longer so I could simply move it to the side, but with tights and everything I have a feeling this is going to be a real pain!

Oh, and the hair was still a little funny. Maybe tomorrow.  Fingers crossed.  Might be a hat and headband season!

16 comments:

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I heart this outfit combo.
Your class sounds like so much fun! - JoAnn

Diana said...

That sounds like such an awesome job. And I absolutely adore your outfit.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I love the fact that you used the word "fortnight" LOL!...So retro!

chic said...

Hi, I just stumbled across your blog and I absolutely love it! You have a great eye for proportions and I really like how you style your different thrift finds. I look forward to checking back on a regular basis! :)

S. of www.academichic.com

Ash said...

You always have the cutest vintage outfits! I love the addition of the hat!

Ash
goldleafashley.blogspot.com

Kyla said...

I am completely in LOVE with that jacket! It's amazing!

Ess said...

I love the jacket. And the hat. I have seen it in your previous posts. You have totally inspired me to look for a hat like that. I really love the look!

Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog. Sorry I didnt reply back earlier, but I just realized that there were comments (I am clearly VERY new to blogging :D) I was so excited when I saw them. You made my day. Thanks.

San said...

I love the hat. I got something similar, but I haven't put some outfits for it together.

And yeah, to be abled to tailor something to my body would be really nice.

Love your blog.
cheers, San

http://tomboy-to-woman.blogspot.com/

Clare said...

Such a fun outfit. I love the highlights of brown and leather!

sarah ann said...

hat. urban outfitters? adore.

piglet said...

Adorable outfit!
And you class sounds so fun, I'd love to do that!

Friend in Fashion said...

You look sooo gorgeous! LOVE the hat and the way you've layed your outfit :)

www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
x

Brittany said...

Your outfits are always SO adorable and colorful! Hats=<3

PLEASE come to Virginia Beach to have one of your seminars :)

Danielle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!!


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Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

Oh, I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm a cowgirl at heart and it is nice to see someone else with a pair of boots that knows how to rock them with an outfit!! :) love it!

carly. said...

my goodness. you are SO pretty. i love that last photo of you with that hat on...that is a beautiful hat, by the way!

also!! i got the dress i ordered from you and i adore it!! i have yet to try it on but i will definitely be shopping with you again :) thankyou! it was a nice surprise...i had forgotten i had ordred it and i woke up today (on my last day of vacation time off) to a lovely new loft and some mail :)

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