Monday, July 9, 2012

Wearable Art Inspiration

I have a little secret..... in juried shows, not very many quilters enter into the Wearable Art category.   You know what that means?   That I have a better chance of getting into a show, if I enter in that category!

I have entered into the Wearable Art category twice in the Canadian juried show.   This one, 'Serenity' got in:



And 'Seams Time for Patience' didn't:

But the bonus was that I got great feedback on both, so learned something.   Now here is my q to you.   I am tired of making jackets to enter, like I have made soo many=)   Anyway, what else could I make that would be more exciting than a jacket/coat?   From what I have seen the majority of entries are some type of outer garment.   Some do dresses, but I am not a big fan of that either.   Is there anything else you think would shock the jurors enough they would accept it?   





16 comments:

Candice @ Made With Love said...

How about a skirt? If the shock factor is a must, it could always be a mini skirt! ;)

Kristen said...

I always find it shocking when people wear tube tops...a quilted one might make it interesting.

jlk said...

Palazzo pants. Or maybe baby bunting?

Renate said...

How about a cape? or serape? Then of course there is always a vest. For something really shocking, how about a bra?

sandra said...

I once saw a quilted wedding gown, anyone in your family getting married. It was beautiful with lots of 3D art on it but don't ask me where I saw it. The bra idea is good what about quilted housecoat. Blessings Sandra

Mama Pea said...

I've seen people do bras before. That would be good. A beautiful slip that peeks out from below a skirt could be fun. I love the idea of a cape or a serape. Kulats? (SP?) Hat? Jewelry (does that count as wearable?) Shoes?

Terri Hessler said...

A quilted bra! With a detachable 'form' (a form is the temporary batting-filled pouch that serves as a substitute boob until the silicone prosthesis can be worn...12 wks after mastectomy)! Do you know how practical that is? Well, no, I guess unless you've had a mastectomy, you wouldn't know. So let me tell you: It would be so cool to have a quilted bra right now!

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

a bikini! ; P

Mhairi said...

How about a child's rain hat and raincoat or a pair of gloves. The gloves could reflect that one hand doesn't know what the other is doing.
I love the two jackets but I kind of agree that they have been done. I like the idea of skirts but not dresses. How about a pair of shoes too, or rain boots to go with the child's rain set, you could add an umbrella too.
Ok I will stop now!!

Rolanda said...

What about shirts? Or a cape? You could sell the jackets that you are done with.

Kat said...

While swimming thought why not make a beach coverup with hat and bag.

What Comes Next? said...

I like the idea of a cape, although again, it is similar to a jacket I suppose. Hmm - I need a new housecoat - I like that idea, too!

Mary Ann said...

Hello....visiting from TNTN:)

How about a Victorian style corset or bustier. I'm a Steampunk fan:)

I love the first jacket...it's lovely.

Sheila said...

Sorry I don't have any suggestions I think you your both jackets are great infact I like jacket #2 best , guess I wouldn't make it as a judge . Oh how about something for a child instead of an adult , a dress with a quilted portion on both the bodice and hem area would be sweet . Good luck.

Snoodles said...

A bustier? LOL Getting a little riske, aren't I? Giggle! I can see lots of embellishment opportunities there. :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What beautiful work you do...great job!