Welcome to another round of our Mystery Challenge! "People and Moments Throughout History"
A little bit about the challenge: If you haven't seen or heard about it before, a bunch of crafty bloggers get together and swap 'ideas'. Mostly it is 'round robin' style. We bloggers create something inspired by that idea and then blog about the creations during a blog tour! Check out the last round: February Mystery Challenge Round Up over at Friends Stitched Together.
I have had so much fun on the last 2 challenges in which I participated! I am glad we decided to increase the frequency of their occurrence. This is what I have done in the past.
February Challenge: Black and White
August Challenge: Cover-Up
I was given the challenge of Frank Lloyd Wright. And boy what a challenge that was! I kept bouncing around with a pillow, modge podge coasters, clothes, paper piecing... I could not decide! But then I thought about self-care sewing, my capsule wardrobe, and the fact that it is May! My birthday and Mother's Day occur this month and it is the perfect opportunity to sew up those pieces I am missing.
1. I need a skirt to trade out for a dress that I will not wear. I wanted a khaki pencil skirt. But the Knit Pencil Skirt by Jocole was perfect and I already had fabric in my
2. I thought about creating a whole new wardrobe and fit in along the lines of Frank Lloyd Wright's time era. but I needed to fit in that pencil skirt idea! Enter the Jocole Peplum! More fabric from my stash, and it was a super light weight jersey knit. Perfect for our hot summers.
Several places said the peplum came around, and the pencil skirt started to be more of what it is today, around the 40's. It fits... Right? It's in the end of Wright's time... I'll go with that. :)
I created a freezer paper stencil repeat inspired by the design on the gate and windows of Wright's Robie House. I added the stencil around the bottom by the hem of the skirt, just enough to add interest, but not to over whelming or over powering. subtle. plus I can carry this over to the next season! Yay, silhouette!
Seriously, so much fun. And... such a challenge. I love it! It's great to push the mind to see what it can create!
Come back so you can check out all the awesome bloggers who have joined us on this challenge! everyday for the next 2 weeks we are sharing our incredible projects around these ideas and themes.
5/30│ Super Stay at Home Mommy - Madame Tussaud │ Keep Calm and Carrion - Jackie Kennedy │ Gloria June - Florence Nightingale
5/31│ Sofilantjes - Andy Warhol │ Busy Little Bee - Marie Antoinette │ Amanda Rose - March 9, 1959 Barbie
6/2│ Taking it Up a Notch - Queen Victoria │ Amazing Adventures with Bubba and Bug - 1964 New York World Fair │ Kelly's Sewing Creations - Steampunk Mary Queen of Scots
6/4│ Sew Starly - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II │ Hibbadoray - Amelia Earhart │ Sew Far North - Countess Markievicz (1868-1927)
6/5│ Made By Sara - John Dillinger/Roaring 20's │ Friends Stitched Together - Prohibition/Roaring 20's
6/7│Sew Domesticated - 1960's/Civil Rights Movement │ Rebel and Malice - French Revolution/Joan of Arch │ The Fabric Hoarder - Gypsies
And one more picture for the road. At the end of the day I was so happy to be wearing this outfit. so comfy!
So what do you think? Did I meet the challenge well?