Hey everyone, I am a bit stumped re the spanish Harlem challenge - does any one have any suggestions for visual references?
I am thinking ruffles and roses, and Freida Kahlo - she's cool - gypsy blouses - love them - That's all I got!
Accessories don't care if you're five months pregnant and have no waist. I have a denim jacket I'm making for the Fall Challenge. If I have enough leftover, I'll do a "Spanish Harlem" purse. Maybe with red silk lining and those cute little lighter flowers everyone makes on etsy.
A star is born!
Samantha is right, it is such a good idea I want to steal it! I am a tealeaf x
PS A tealeaf is rhyming slang for thief!
tee hee - you are so funny ;0)
Kenny must think we are all crackers!
This ties into what I was thinking...if I can get it to come together. My train of thought: I want to do a '50s dress for this - I have a fabric I was thinking of making into a '50s dress - ooh, I have a chocolate-brown fabric with ROSES on it that I wanted to make into a '50s dress - If that's not a Rose of Spanish Harlem Dress, what is?
Of course, I have a style in mind but no pattern, so we'll see if I actually get around to pattern-drafting AND sewing. Plus it's more of a summer dress and summer's about over. But hey, I can dream!
Oh I like this idea so much!!
And here's some Rita Moreno.
Here's one for you Samantha
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