oona does it!: full circle
this past week, new york had an earthquake. as i write this, a category three hurricane is on the way. and, as these sort of earth shattering events do tend to come in threes: i'm still in black and white.
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO.
irene is on her mad and screeching way into town, and she has thwarted my weekend plans. they included a birthday barbeque party, a dinner out, and a picnic at one of the last concerts of the summer. a certain couple will recognize that last engagement from their list of challenges:
10. Outfit inspired by one of the artists playing in the park this summer
i didn't mean to pull a debi & david twice in a row, but as it's the end of the summer i was running out of time for this one! and i do loves me a summer outdoor concert. oh, and this one was jazz. a charlie parker festival, godsakes. RATS ON IRENE.
as we began to hoist our belongings up off the floor in a precautionary measure for the impending (possible) floods, i spied ruggy's guitar under the bed. it's not a saxophone, but it'll do.
for this number, i was inspired to finish a UFO that had gone very wrong. the top half is burdastyle's cap sleeve dress that many of us used for mena's "kiss the cook" challenge, and the bottom half is the UFO in question: a self drafted pattern, born of my super secret double agent spy top (do i have a yearning to be a government operative?) from mena's "ugly pattern" challenge.
oh, did you notice my skirt length haz magically changed? like jazz, this little ditty can be played many ways, so i thought it the perfect fit for this challenge! in fact, the upside to the rainout was showing you the changes, as i couldn't possibly have riffed this much in an outdoor shoot without getting arrested. i changed eight times here, and there's still much more improv possible. it's a skirt! it's a dress! it's black and white!
what's that you say? the burda pattern is playing solo as the top? well then. for your listening pleasure, the changeups possible, sans burda top. this is just the bottom half, peeps! let the music play:
it's just two long rectangles, open at either end, and two armholes. a bit of simple math gets you the goods. if you like it and want a chameleon of your own, keep an eye out over at my blog! i'll be writing up a tutorial soon.
but now i must cut into some COLOR, really, if i present another solid and/or neutral next week, i do believe you can count on the apocalypse.