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Inspired by ...

UttaRetch

Inspired by ...
« on: April 20, 2017, 18:53:43 PM »
an item of ready to wear clothing.  What about a competition to make your own version of a ready to wear garment, be it high end or just something seen on the high street? 
What goes around comes around.

DementedFairy

Re: Inspired by ...
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 19:08:54 PM »
Did you see the '6 Napoleon' challenge that a few of us did last year?

It was fun.  I think it would be fun to put up a few inspiration pics, and let people choose which one to use as inspiration.  Or leave it wide open I suppose, but it's really fun to see several interpretations of one garment.
C'est moi!

DementedFairy

Re: Inspired by ...
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 19:14:00 PM »
This was the inspiration for the '6 Napoleon'


This was my version, a fun steampunk take.  I wear the skirt A LOT
http://i.imgur.com/XjnZPQD.jpg

And here are the other three versions
C'est moi!

UttaRetch

Re: Inspired by ...
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 19:55:08 PM »
I know you want to drag us all into steampunking, missus, however some of us are just not up to the challenge.   0_0

I was set off in this line of thought after receiving a John Lewis email featuring wedding wear and looking at some of the styles. 
What goes around comes around.

Catllar

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 23:21:31 PM »
I wondered at the time DF, what the F is "6 Napoleon" Odd name.
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !


elephun

Re: Inspired by ...
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 00:23:56 AM »
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons is a short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring Sherlock Holmes. I guessed at the time that Dogstar must have named the dress after the story, but I confess I really don't know.

UttaRetch

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 08:37:11 AM »
This story was updated as The six Thatchers in the latest Sherlock series.  If you are interested, you might be able to find it on BBC America.
What goes around comes around.

Lowena

Re: Inspired by ...
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 10:35:19 AM »
The 6 thatchers! Do you all have to make those awful blue suits ( with piping don't forget ) that Maggie used to wear?  :o  :D
Btw... what exactly is steampunk... and... more importantly WHY ?
Triumph of hope over experience :D

DementedFairy

Re: Inspired by ...
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 11:01:05 AM »

Btw... what exactly is steampunk... and... more importantly WHY ?

Google a few pics, it's a style, a look, a  whole branch of creative craziness.  It gets defined in lots of ways, often as the Victorians, in the future [ie now]

To me it's a combination of 'The Wild, Wild West' and 'The Laague of Extraordinary Gentlemen'.  I don't go for gadgets, but I like to wear Victorian/Edwardian styles, with an anachronistic edge, like using mad fabrics, or just sticking a bustle over my jodhpurs! [Take a look at my blog, and search for 'steampunk']

It's an excuse to make interesting garments, and to dress up, socialise, and have mad fun [like no-aircraft flying diaplays, nerf gun shoot outs, tea or parasol duelling, etc etc] 
C'est moi!

UttaRetch

Re: Inspired by ...
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2017, 11:34:05 AM »
Today is the last day of the Whitby Goth weekend which now spills over into Steampunk judging by some of the costumes.
What goes around comes around.

DementedFairy

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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2017, 14:44:59 PM »
It does indeed- they have the 'normal' goth weekends, and dedicated steampunk ones now.  ON the whole the 2 groups merge well, although apparently some goths have been objecting to the takeover, as steampunks tend to have a fair few
kids in tow, and goth are not always all that child-friendly...

There is a meme that steampunk is 'what happens when Goths discover brown'
C'est moi!

UttaRetch

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2017, 18:07:03 PM »
 0_0  0_0 It has also been said that grey is what goths wear in summer.
What goes around comes around.

BajaSusana

Re: Inspired by ...
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2017, 19:12:28 PM »
This story was updated as The six Thatchers in the latest Sherlock series.  If you are interested, you might be able to find it on BBC America.
The new Sherlock series is on NETFLIX Mexico, so it must be available on NETFLIX USA

UttaRetch

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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2017, 19:17:27 PM »
I was taping the latest series but my poxy hard drive recorder decided that it wouldn't bother with the final episode.  :devil:
What goes around comes around.

BajaSusana

Re: Inspired by ...
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2017, 19:21:53 PM »
an item of ready to wear clothing.  What about a competition to make your own version of a ready to wear garment, be it high end or just something seen on the high street?
My white blouse for the White competition was inspired by this blouse
 I opted for no yoke, but made the sleeves in lace a as well as the collar and back.
I love the idea of an inspired by sewalong competition. I snoop shop all the time and them interpret my own version.