Friday, August 24, 2012

New PELO BUENO (GOOD HAIR) T-Shirts at Nelesc Designs

Inspired by my natural kinky hair, I bring you my take on the natural hair t-shirt. We all need an icon that will proclaim that all hair is PELO BUENO (GOOD HAIR)!

This was a crew neck t shirt that I reconstructed. The neck is scooped out and the sleeves are shorter. Can be worn off the shoulder. All seams are professionally hemmed. Check them out at my shop.

As a kid, I believed the lie that I had pelo malo (bad hair) and tortured my hair with relaxers and bonnet dryers. I still straighten it in the winter as I love to experiment with different looks, but I am here to proclaim that my curly, kinky hair is indeed PELO BUENO!
Also available in GREY, BROWN, AND RED in S, M, L, XL. Only available in BLUE AND BROWN in XXL. NO MORE XL IN BROWN.

Here it is in red

Tell me what you think!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Romper-Redo #2

Here's another romper/jumpsuit re-do. I did the same thing I discussed in this post; took the top from a dress and attached it to pants.

This was a dress I sold in my shop with Frida Kahlo screenprinted on it.
I had another one just like it so I cut it up.

The pants I made from scratch but never used them alone so they were the perfect candidate for this project. I also cut the cape sleeves a bit to show off my arms more. I love it! Its so comfy and can be dressed up or down. Two pieces that I hardly wore, I wear all the time, now that they are sewn together.  I love when that happens.

I wore it to a reunion not too long ago

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

More Romper Love: A Semi-tutorial

Two years ago, I wrote about my love affair with rompers/jumpsuits and made about three; this one, this one and this one. I finally got the fit I wanted by the last one. 

This year, the love affair continued and I found a cool way not to have to sew them from scratch. I thought to myself, "why don't I just sew two pieces together, a top and a pair of pants? This was a great way to take another look at my wardrobe and see what I could recycle into a jumpsuit. This is what I came up with:

The left was a dress I cut into tunic length thinking I would actually wear it more with skinny jeans. I didn't. On the right, are harem-like pants that I like and wear a lot but didn't mind using for this experiment sine I have another pair just like it.  

I put the tunic on and measured where, on my waist, I wanted to attach the pants. I marked it and then cut. 


The pants band was a bit too high so I cut it as well.

Finished product!

I loved the way it came out! I liken the jumpsuit to a super hero uniform, if you will.  It's easy, you put it on in one swift pull over each leg and then shoulders, and you're ready to run to the post office, do grocery shopping, and pick up the kids in a single bound. You can even squeeze a sensory play session in there if you're really feeling adventurous!