Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Wendy Challenge - Part I

  Wendy, thoughtful as always, took note of my newly discovered passion for refashioning and sent me (among other lovely b-day gifts) some of her old dresses to use for fabric, or whichever way I see fit. It was a wonderful surprise, and I decided to give myself the challenge to turn each of the dresses into something different. So... let The Wendy Challenge begin!
Wendy, grijulie ca intotdeauna, a observat noua mea pasiune pentru modificat haine si mi-a trimis (printre alte cadouri de ziua mea) niste rochii vechi pe care sa le folosesc pentru material, sau in ce fel imi va cadea bine. A fost o surpriza minunata, si m-am decis sa-mi dau eu mie provocarea de a transforma fiecare rochie (+fusta) in ceva diferit. Asa ca...sa inceapa Provocarea Wendy!

I seek permission to place before the jury...
Cer permisiunea de a supune atentiei juratilor...

Exhibit A:
Proba A:

Stripy dress, fits perfectly (turns out we're the same size!). It has pockets and a button-down back, which make it all the more awesome. The length is not very flattering, and there's a mysterious belly hole the purpose of which I cannot fathom. Ventilation? Showing off a potential belly button piercing? Modern design?
Rochie dungata, mi-e buna la fix (cine-ar fi zis ca purtam exact aceeasi marime!). Are buzunare si se incheie cu nasturi la spate, lucruri care o fac si mai faina. Lungimea nu e chiar potrivita, si are o gaura misterioasa deasupra buricului, a carei scop nu-l pot defini. Ventilatie? Posibilitatea de a-ti arata un potential piercing din buric? Design modern?

This has already been dealt with. You'll see the results in a future post.
Pe asta am rezolvat-o deja. O veti vedea intr-un post viitor.

Exhibit B:
Proba B:
White dress, doesn't tell me much. Probably fated to become embroidered tote bags.
Rochie alba, nu-mi spune prea multe. Probabil e sortita sa devina plase de cumparaturi, eventual brodate.

Exhibit C:
Proba C:
Full, flowy hippie wrap skirt. Fits perfectly and looks fine as is. Fine, but not breathtaking. Still thinking whether I should gently approach it with scissors or leave it alone.
Fusta hipioata larga si usoara. Mi-e numa' buna si arata OK asa cum e. OK, dar nu extraordinara. Inca ma mai gandesc daca sa ma apropii de ea tandru cu foarfeci, sau s-o las in pace.

Exhibit D:
Proba D:
A sort of jumper dress. Fits perfectly, but I don't really like the fabric. Should I dye it? Or maybe  turn it into doll clothing?
Un fel de rochie-salopeta. Mi-e buna si asta, dar nu prea imi place materialul. S-o vopsesc? Sau s-o transform in haine pentru papusi?

Exhibit E:
Proba E:
Cute little navy dress, knee-length. This one fits fine too (dammit, I have too many dresses!). Not crazy about the gold thread and the buttons, but that's an easy fix. Very see-through, so it might require a petticoat of some sort. The fabric would be great for making flower-brooches, but I can't bring myself to chop it up. At least not at least after I've worn it a few times.
O foarte draguta rochita bleumarin, pana la genunchi. Si asta mi-e buna (la naiba, am prea multe rochii!). Nu ma omor dupa firul auriu si dupa nasturi, dar asta e usor de rezolvat. Materialul ar fi excelent pentru brose tip floare, dar parca nu-mi vine s-o ciopartesc inca. Cel putin nu inainte de a o fi purtat macar de cateva ori.

Exhibit F:
Proba F:

Very long, very full, very blue skirt.  Looks a bit much for me, I wouldn't wear it. So that gives me heaps and heaps of royal blue velvet to use for...something.
Fusta foarte lunga, foarte larga, foarte albastra. Cam mult pentru mine, n-as purta-o. Asa ca am stive de catifea albastra s-o folosesc pentru....ceva.
 
And, because it wouldn't be a challenge if it didn't force me to do something, I will give myself deadlines for this refashionings. And, because I tend to be lenient with myself, since I'm all I've got, I will only "impose" upon myself one refashion a month. I will keep you posted with the evolution (or lack thereof) of the garments that travelled a long long way across mountains and oceans and rice fields, to begin a new life in Transylvania. And a big thanks to Wendy for providing me with the extra impulse I needed to venture deeper into the misty woods of refashioning.
 Si, pentru ca n-ar fi provocare daca nu m-ar forta la ceva, o sa-mi dau date limita pentru modificari. Si, pentru ca tind sa fiu indulgenta cu mine insami ca doar numa' pe mine ma am, imi "impun" o modificare pe luna. O sa va tin la curent cu evolutia (sau involutia) obiectelor de imbracaminte care au calatorit peste munti si vai si oceane si campuri de orez, pentru a incepe o noua viata in Transilvania. Si multe multumiri lui Wendy pentru ca mi-a dat impulsul suplimentar de care aveam nevoie pentru a pasi mai adanc in padurea cetoasa a modificarilor vestimentare.

 P.S. for my Romanian readers:  Se pare ca Blogger a modificat marimea fonturilor, si cel "mic" e acum foarte mic. Il vedeti asa?

5 comments:

...tiktakro... said...

fontul cel mic e chiar foarte mic :D
Ce faina e prietena ta ca ti-a trimis "cimp de lupta" pentru citeva luni viitoare :D. Fusta maro ( proba C ) eu nu as strica-o pt nimic in lume...imagineaza-te pe tocuri cu un top ultra-super fluid, cu niste margele maaari si un plic asortat....ai fi tomna' buna de un party ;)

NeMe said...

Hmm... nu zici tu prostii. OK, o tin! (o vreme) :D

La Viajerina said...

fontul mic e chiar foarte mic, dar am crezut ca vrei sa ne testezi acuitatea vizuala :))).
Cat despre "probe", eu astept nerabdatoare rezultatele. pe ikatbag o stii? ;;) are o serie de drafting de tipare, si de modificari si de chestii care mie mi se par foarte tari, mai ales in domeniul hainelor...

NeMe said...

Rox, imi suna cunoscut numele, dar cred ca nu i-am dat atentie destula pana acum. O sa rectific lacuna, mersi ca mi-ai amintit de ea :)

QUILTONLINE said...

CRACIUN FERICIT !
LA MULTI MULTI ANI !!!