Friday, July 23, 2010

skirts and scarves

circus girls
And here we are... the final day of the our Impromptu Circus Party. Kathrin, of annekata, and I enjoy ourselves so much every time we get together in real life, so it was a joy to celebrate our fun and inspiration with all of you. A special thanks to our wonderful friend (and model) Casey Benson, who will be in the spotlight next week. The circus was a playful way to introduce our shared love for one of the most accessible and versatile materials for repurposing:  the humble t-shirt.  Cotton t-shirts abundantly hang on racks in every thrift store or are piled in the back of many closets... They come in every color of the rainbow, and I'm certain  you can get your hands on some.
scarf and skirt
Juggling balls, and flaming hoops were just the beginning of the t-shirt projects.  I designed my new absolute favorite piece: it's the go to skirt for women and girls! Simple to sew, lovely and easy to wear... It can be created in any number of variations depending on how complex you want to make it and the style that fits your mood. I'll be sharing more details and fresh photos next week, when the instructions becomes available as a pdf in my shop.
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Kathrin designed an amazing spiral scarf that you've seen sprinkled in photos throughout the week, as well. It can be worn in your hair, around your waist and, of course elegantly, draped around your neck. They add a little magic to every outfit, and I've been wearing one all summer long... it's the accessory I reach for every time I want  a little somethin'!  Guess what? She's holding a giveaway right now, and a lucky winner will receive not one, but three of these gorgeous scarves!  Go see... The fun doesn't seem to stop!! Have a fabulous weekend, friends! Pin It

12 comments:

  1. I am loving the skirt and the scarves. I was waiting for that pattern to show itself after seeing it in class. the little girl skirst are adorable, just and endless option for opportunities! Thanks for being your creative self. xox Corrine

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  2. So sad the circus is over. Love the scarves! Yay for repurposing teeshirts too, I can find that easily here at thrift stores but not wool sweaters...too hot here! Just posted my own (wooden) circus on my blog today, I was loving this theme.

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  3. Yeah! You came through with the tee shirt goodies!! Thanks! I can't wait for both the skirt pattern and the scarf patterns! I am thrilled when I get to turn an unwanted cast off into something sooo cool! My husband is in the Army and seems to get tee shirts for everything. I am choosing some goods ones to transform!

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  4. that shirt is so cute but those scarves are amazing!

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  5. Wonderful! Love the scarves, and the skirt glimpses..WHat a great way to celebrate summer!

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  6. que lindo!!!!!!!!!!!besos and happy weekend!

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  7. que lindo!!!!!!!!!!!besos and happy weekend!

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  8. Looking forward to the skirt pattern...and those scarves are sweet!

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  9. Congratulations to and thanks for this wonderful week of circus! It was a fantastic mix, I loved it. And I also really loved the idea of the two of you posting on the same theme drom different angles, during a week (have never seen this in blogworld! great, great idea). THANKS to both of you

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  10. I loved to see and read about your home circus. Your so inventive and full of joy. I whish i could have been there in real life to soke up some of the witty and sweet atmosphere...

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  11. I was wondering about that skirt when it first appeared earlier in the week, so can't wait to find out how to make it.

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  12. As always, a wonderful series of posts Maya. Thanks very much, and thanks for the introduction to Kathrin and annekata!! Best...

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