kate5kiwis: fashionability


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Sunday, August 09, 2009


woozie is studying soft materials technology this year (yeah, the term 'sewing' is so *old skool*). her teacher said that the students could either: design a costume for the show, or exhibit a piece for global connexions. of course, woozie made the impulsive last-minute decision to do *both*.

the first was a complete success - the initial durability of those shiny purple pants was a tad questionable - so she made a few special modifications herself (movie line, ohk it's han solo in star wars, skiting about the millenium falcon to princess leia). the pirate king sang and danced that costume throughout three dress rehearsals and six performances.

in the five weeks post-show, wooz has been nipping back and forth to skool in every spare and not so spare moment (the rules say that the teacher must supervise that every stitch is made by the entrant) designing and sewing her heart out.

she entered her outfit in the FIRE category, using up some spare black fabric and making a fitted fire-jacket and some high-waisted shorts. dig those buttons.

the outfit was completed with a plastic red fire hat (which went home with another wanna-be fireperson) and some black pseudo-docs.

the outcome? no podiums this year, but wooz's outfit made it to the final ten entries for the FIRE section, and also got to the finals for EXCELLENCE IN SEWING. yep.

durability? tick. wearability? tick.
all around fashionability? tick tick.


Blogger Carnies said...

Love it love it!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Extremely talented. Obviously a soft materials technology Master. Bet you're dead proud.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

You two amaze me with that sewing stuff. I can't sew a hem!

And, yes, totally wearable -- her outfit looks GREAT on her!

1:40 AM  
Blogger Ginaagain said...

That girl has style and mad soft material skills!

2:27 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

It's great to find something you love. Also a testament to the opportunities school can give. :) One side of the coin.

3:10 AM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

Fan - flippin tastic. I still can't get over how beautiful woozie is - she is talented too - hide her please and keep her hidden in a castle for my Ty to come and rescue! x

12:38 PM  

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