Do you remember Ken Done, the Aussie art icon? Well, I have had this wonderful piece of upcycled Ken Done fabric for some time, and I have recently finished piecing together this fabulous, fun, skirt.
Overlock the waistband on, switch to3 threads, 1 needle and make a creative hem...
Voila one cute skirt! Doesn't this Ken Done fabric come up a treat.
What a unique collector's item and an interesting way to collect art. I would think it rare to come across a piece of this fabric again. It, to me, seems to have stood the test of time (my guess is 80's vintage - which just happens to be back in vogue) and has a fun quirky-ily groovy style. Isn' that part of the fun of upcycling!
Oooh, do I sell it or keep it?
It is said "if you were around to wear the fashion the first time, you probably shouldn't wear it the second time"...however I think there may be an exception, if it has been re-fashioned to a suitable style, one may be able to get away with it. What do you think?
Lillipilli Lane women's skirt donated to the Australian Cancer Council's 'Girl's Night In' event to raise funds for the treatment and cure for women's cancers. "THANK YOU again so very much for the gorgeous skirt you donated!! I nearly didn't want to give it away!!" S. Russell.
So, what is a Lillipilli?
The lilli pilli or lilly pilly is an Australian rainforest tree. Our theme colours are inspired by its bright green & pink leaves. This tree may be used to attracts birds, blossom bats & butterflies to your garden.
Fave Quote of the Moment, courtesy of Cherie Mills
"Life's picture is constantly undergoing change. The spirit beholds a new world every moment." Rumi.