Friday, April 9, 2010

Paper-bags

OK I've been inspired by Lex's paperbag skirts - they look really comfy but a bit quirky too - she hasn't published the tutuorial so i thought it was time for "lets try and make it up"! I've had some blue cotton material that's been around since my failed trousers experiment and it seemed perfect for it.....and voila...the skirt - with some white edging which i'm not sure about (i did a white contrasting belt too but it seemed a bit "hobbs" (UK clothes shop). I really like it and wore it all weekend.
The weekend by the way was an adventure. It was mostly spent in East London checking out:

  •  whitechapel gallery (great sandwiches and interesting photo exhibition on india, pakistan and bangladesh); 
  • Spitafields market where Ben bought me a dress and i bought him a yellow ukelele; 
  • Brick lane (where crowds queued for the american apparell sale); 
  • Drinking champagne in threadneedles hotel
  • Design museum for an amazing African exhibit (enlightening but still not a continent high on my wishlist),
  • Visit to the Barbican to see the birds in the curve by Celeste Boursier-Mougenot - an incredible space with zebra finches landing on guitars and cymbals creating music - and one landed on my shoulder : ) (Barbican birds)
  • Memory lane in the form of going to our old house, having breakfast in the old cafe down the river
Finally we headed west - homeward bound via the Tate Britain to see the Chris Ofili exhibition. I really liked it the colours and textures were so vibrant and just didn't translate in a postcard/book for me to take away. I even liked the elephant dung!

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  1. What a great looking skirt!
    Can you show us how you made yours?

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