I don't care about runway fashion (unless it is Refashion Runway :-) ). And I especially couldn't care less about Gucci.
Except.....their new style is absolutely awesome and inspiring. Granny Chic, the style is called, and I love it. I noticed the patches, iron-on pathces, jewellery with buttons and pieces of embroidery. Tattoo-like almost.
I decided to let that be my inspiration for this piece.
The original blouse is the one in the back. I removed the turtleneck some time ago.
The blouse was just what I needed for this project.
I also needed a handful of patches. The A and the tiger was salvaged from an old sweatshirt.
A sequin patch from a children's sweatshirt.
And assorted metallic glitter and bling from my craft stash.
I sewed white sequin ribbon on the tiger patch.
Sea theme with buttons and fish beads.
And some ball ribbon onto the A.
I then stitched them all onto the blouse. A cardboard poster tube proved a perfect embroidery "hoop".
This "tatto" blouse reminds me of old sailors. Ahoi!