All posts by Lee

Petals in Denim | The Articles

I call this creation Petals in Denim.

This dress has been on my list to create for awhile now. Apart from the lace, the dress is made out of a pile of old jeans that’s been sitting in my sewing space for quite some time. I knew that I wanted to transform them into a dress of some sort.

The initial idea was to turn each pair of jeans into a one-of-a-kind dress. The more I thought about it, the less I was motivated to create a small collection of denim dresses. It just wasn’t the most appealing idea at the time. Well, it still isn’t an appealing idea to me, really…

The idea behind the design didn’t come to mind until a few weeks ago. Most of the jeans were varying shades of blue, so I thought it would be a cool idea to give the dress an ombre effect. Despite having several pairs of jeans to work with for this creation, I didn’t want to get too carried away and end up having an unfinished dress on my dress form, so the petals were an ideal shape and design to give it length and coverage at the same time.

The v-lacing around the neck was a last minute addition to the dress. I thought the neckline was a little too strong and wanted to soften its intensity.

Overall, I’m quite proud of how this turned out. I currently don’t have a particular concept planned for this (as with most of my designs when I create them), but I’m sure I’ll dream up something.


Lee

Another Rotation Around the Planet

The time is slowly approaching. It’s almost time to mark another rotation around this planet – the day of my creation.

Like New Year’s Resolutions, I sometimes like to set Birthday Goals. This year, I’d plan to start working on a photo project that I’ve held off on due to a variety of reasons. The longer that I put it off, the less likely that it’s actually going to come into fruition. So hopefully, I’ll be able to tout about how much (or little) I’ve accomplished by this time next year.

As for the day itself, no real plans have been made. I figure I’d just play it by ear and see what adventures the day brings. I will make it appoint, though to try and not spend a good portion of the day sitting at my sewing machine and working on something that can wait until the day after. It’s just going to be a day of cake, cake, and more cake.

Ideally, I’d like to tackle a couple of photo shoots before the day, so we’ll see how creatively inspired I can get over the next few days.

For those interested in getting me something, here are my wish lists:
If you want to get me latex:
   Latex Wish List

If you want to get me something from my anything list:
   Everything Else Wish List

If you want to contribute to my Patreon:
   Become a Patron

If you’d rather buy a print:
   Shop My Prints

<3
Lee

P.S. – The dress in this photo is one of my creations. It used to be a curtain panel. Also, this is a self-portrait using natural light.

Support my art: