Christin Disi

Just another weirdo! In a weird world.

Category: Art 459

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ImageImageImageImageAfter visiting the exhibition, Jennifer, Lisa and I all agreed that the “3 weeks in May,” would set as the main concept of our inspiration for this project. For a silhouette, we looked at traditional dress of Amish women. We discussed the gender roles of this religion and centered in the the idea that women do not have to be/or dress overly sexy to be raped.

We worked together on all sketchs. No lines were made or cut without the approval of all 3 of us.

To complete the project we divided ourselves into 3 teams. Jennifer was captain of Team Pattern, Lisa was Team Dye and I was Team Sewing. We all played for and rooted for each of the 3 teams but led our own accordingly.

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Inside, Yet Outside the Box

I draw my biggest inspiration from my African Heritage. I plan to do things I dont normally do. My Inspiration is simple. Westernizing Traditional clothing. Just to be exact I am Nigerian. To be more exact Isoko from Delta State, Ozoro.

As far as Designers and and particular styles, there are SO many to choose from. Maureen Ikem, Boxing Kitten, Afro Chique don’t forget  Vlisco, and of course tons more. I want to just make something beautiful.

And of course I plan to use my traditional Ankara fabrics. May be use a few of them at one time!

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Can’t Move

You can’t move when you are fixed and bound.

Entwined

Rooted

Only to be anticipated and given no regard.

If snapshots are worth a thousand words

Then this image of you will not for a moment be inaudible

Despite the fact,

You can’t move when you are anchored and restrained

Secured

Stiff, yet

Winded

Restricted.

Unable to take action the way one does when on the spoor.

But yet you never did the hunting

They always came to you

Like a flies to that blue electric light

You are where it ends and where something new begins

Don’t worry they will wait for you to catch up

Because

You can’t move when you are tied and bound

Laced in

Stuck

Breathless and

Breathtaking

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Changes David Bowie

If I could set my life to music David Bowies’ Changes would definitely be on there just for the hook of course. As I stated before;

“I figure if the husband had a work suit then the wife has one too! In my mind I am making the ultimate “Housewife” suit. Women at the time worked at home and if we lived in a perfectly formal world she would not stay in her pajamas or house robe all day, she would put on her Housewife suit. . . I am going to work on that name.”

And I worked on the name. . . Sort of. Facebook voted and with a score of 16 votes “House Suit” won! In the end I created a Pinafore that

should cover the need of every Housewife. Its cute and  functional. It can go on top of just about anything and will protect against tough

messes!

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Just Keep Sewing!

I dont feel like I cant handle what is going on, but I do feel like I’m running out of time. Then again I do feel like I’m ahead. Some ideas have changed but that is normally how it goes. Things change. I cant wait for the finishing products for either of the two garments. I think just being able to finish 2 things is remarkable for me. . . I’ve never had to do something like this before so I am beyond excited to get finished with this, let alone get started on the next projects.

Suits for the Housewife

When I initially heard the project. I had no clue what I wanted to do. Finally I decided to change the roles of the person who wore the suit. My mind took me to the ’50’s. In my mind i saw a man come home and his wife greeted him at the door with a stiff drink and a kiss. Okay I know my imagination is so far stretched. I mean like I wasn’t there, but for some reason I feel like it went something like that. Probably not.

So for the project I figure if the husband had a work suit then the wife has one too! In my mind I am making the ultimate “Housewife” suit. Women at the time worked at home and if we lived in a perfectly formal world she would not stay in her pajamas or house robe all day, she would put on her Housewife suit. . . I am going to work on that name.

So the plan is to make a very simple modest, but in a way very sexy dress. The assignment said to use 3 zippers some how, I will use four in the dress. . .  Well 5. The las one is going to be functional. I also plan to make some sort of Pinafore. I would also like to add one last zipper on the pinafore as well.

 

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