My vest is finished!
I decided to use faux
leather for the suspenders and back belt.
I used Dior Flocked Stripe Silver/Black upholstery fabric.
The velvet buttons in the front do not actually button.
There are snaps underneath for closure.
I think the back is the most exciting part!
I love the way the faux leather looks - just a little edgier.
I could wear this vest alone - if I was really daring.
However, I don't think I'm going to do that.
Instead, I think a leotard of some kind underneath will look good.
I've got a long sleeved leotard top, but it might be too warm in late July...
I used to have a short sleeved, off the shoulder leotard.
If I find it, that could be really cool...
So, my outfit is pretty much done.
Next project is a men's top.
I don't have a pattern, but it's just going to be a fitted,
long sleeve t-shirt design made of black stretch
power mesh fabric with pirate themes painted all over
(kind of like tattoos).
I found these Tulip Soft Fabric Paints on Amazon.com:
I've never used them before, so it's going to be
fun to see how this turns out.
I've always loved to dress up when I go out to clubs and concerts.
How about you? Am I the only one?
I think it adds to the fun of the evening.
I enjoy seeing what other people are wearing, too.
I'm particularly intrigued by London's early 80's New Romantic Blitz Club scene.
I grew up listening to the music and watching the videos of
Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Ultravox, Visage, David Bowie,
Human League, Heaven 17, Adam and the Ants, Gary Numan,
Bow Wow Wow, Haysi Fantayzee and Culture Club.
While I was way too young to be going out, I did subscribe to
Smash Hits in the early/mid 80's to keep up on British pop music.
In those days, making an international purchase wasn't easy.
My dad would take me to the bank to purchase a cashier's
check for the subscription in British Pounds.
Didn't I have a great dad?
I still have every issue I received...
It's so fun to look back at those times.
Have a great week!