Monday, May 25, 2015

May 2015 Mystery Challenge: People and Moments Throughout History: Frank Lloyd Wright

Welcome to another round of our Mystery Challenge! "People and Moments Throughout History" 

I was given:
The Berry Bunch: May 2015 Mystery Challenge: People and Moments Throughout History: Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright

The Berry Bunch: May 2015 Mystery Challenge: People and Moments Throughout History: Frank Lloyd Wright

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


My Challenge:

The Berry Bunch: May 2015 Mystery Challenge: People and Moments Throughout History: Frank Lloyd Wright

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 hoard stash supplies! Score! There was an extra bonus of the pattern being half off about a month ago! Love those little extra surprises!

The Berry Bunch: May 2015 Mystery Challenge: People and Moments Throughout History: Frank Lloyd Wright


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. :)

Detail!

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!

The Berry Bunch: May 2015 Mystery Challenge: People and Moments Throughout History: Frank Lloyd Wright

On the top, I was going to do an emblem, or something along the bottom... but it just wasn't talking to me, so I just left it.  I had a hard time between purple and white and decided to go with purple. I really haven't felt well these last couple weeks with this on and off again sickness. I haven't had much energy for anything... But, Little man says it looks good on me. :) That always lifts a moma's spirits!

The Berry Bunch: May 2015 Mystery Challenge: People and Moments Throughout History: Frank Lloyd Wright

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.

5/26 │ Create 3.5 - George Sand
5/29│ Friends Stitched Together - Impressionist Movement │ Wining Wife - Judgement of Paris
5/31│ Sofilantjes - Andy WarholBusy Little Bee - Marie AntoinetteAmanda Rose - March 9, 1959 Barbie
6/3│ Mae & K - Tesla │ Pretty Little Blog - Moon LandingKnot Sew Normal - Lutie Eugenia Sterns
6/5│ Made By Sara - John Dillinger/Roaring 20's │ Friends Stitched Together - Prohibition/Roaring 20's

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?