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Monday, April 25, 2011

Wearable 80's art, Ken Done vintage

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?

Keryn xx