Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Sea Monster in My Pocket

Clothing has required more attention since I returned to teaching after a long hiatus. At the same time, I remain committed to recycling and upcycling. Sooooo...
One white shirt 
with a hole in a strategic place












and a pretty fabric






inspired an appliqué design that looked like a sea monster at first.


As they say, the proof is in the pudding--it's meant to be worn.














The owner of the shirt in front of a pomegranate tree.



Maybe it's a multi-headed sea monster or a plant from another planet? In any case, I'm certain there will be more appliqués added on because white is so treacherous.

I'm not sure this is the "Professional Look" students are expecting....ahhhhh, but now that I am old I can wear purple with a red hat.....

Linked to Nina Marie's "Off the Wall Friday".

26 comments:

Lisa Fulton said...

That looks fabulous.

deanna7trees said...

nice hat, too.

Connie Rose said...

How awesome is that!

Karen L. Bates said...

Or blue and teal with a yellow hat!! I like it so much better than red and purple. Great save!

Doris Perlhuhn said...

It is purple - even if it isn`t. :-) Great!
Doris

Nifty Quilts said...

How elegant! Great solution.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Fabulous!

Kristen Donegan said...

So wonderful!!! I would love to have that magic come out of my pocket :)

Maartje Quilt said...

Beautiful as always!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Well done Nadia, its a real monster in blue!

Julie Fukuda said...

I have some nice butterfly print and those butterflies have been known to leave their original fabric to cover up holes and stains on clothing

Quilt Rat said...

Phenomenal! If I poke a few holes in my shirt can I send it to you..... I would love this in my wardrobe

Roxanne said...

Wonderful to see it finished. Looks great.

Muddling Through said...

I do love to save something, and I especially like saving it with something already in the house, so you know I love this a lot! It is really beautiful. Great job, Nadia!

Mary said...

I love it! You do beautiful work.

Anneliese said...

Oh, it is great - and I love orange and purple together - Love also the model"girl" in her hat!

Suzanna said...

Very nice, Nadia!

Regina B Dunn said...

Doesn't look like a monster at all. It looks very Hawaiian or Polynesian. Very beautiful.

Martha said...

whatever it is, it is quite beautiful and appears to have grown right there!

Norma Schlager said...

This is stunning. I would wear it in a minute and I'm sure your students will think it's fabulous, too.
What are you teaching?

MulticoloredPieces said...

Thanks one and all for the appreciative comments. I'm teaching British Civilization and Literature to first year students (Freshmen) and the American version next semester...a busy year.

Linda in Calif. said...

I love it - beautiful fabric and design - well executed. I would love to do the same to one of my shirts. It reminds me of a tree.

Tonya Ricucci said...

looks fab!~

Nat Palaskas said...

Your work is so inspiring. Lovely hat too - Hugs Nat

Fabraholic said...

Beautiful!

khadijateri said...

Love the shirt! Good to hear you are teaching as planned. I'll be back in the classroom in Libya in a week or so (I'm not very excited about going back)..... holiday is nearly over for me and I have enjoyed it so. We went to the Cayman Islands and in the National Museum there they have an exquisite quilt made by some of the ladies there - appliqued fish and sealife that it embelished with beadwork - the effect is stunnning and it reminded me of you.