I woke up to the sound of steady rain this morning, and the sun wouldn't show itself the entire day. It would have been the perfect day to stay inside for a marathon sewing session, but I had places to go and people to see.
Notice the cute tape measure tied around Diana's neck!
First, I visited Diana who was volunteering on behalf of ASG at Swap-O-Rama-Rama. It was part of a larger sustainability festival happening this weekend. There was a huge pile of donated clothing available for refashioning, and all the sewing machines were whirring away with kids and adults creating "new" garments.
Next, I went to a fashion show put on by students of Bunka Women's University. Bunka is a fashion school in Tokyo, Japan, and for the past several years they have been holding fashion shows in the US and France. Eleven collections were presented, each with different music and theme. I was really impressed, the details were phenomenal. I have to thank Diana for turning me on to this event, she wasn't able to attend because of her commitment to the Swap-O-Rama. But, Bunka is going to do this again in Seattle, so, next year Diana!
(My photography improved over time as I fiddled with my camera during the course of the show. You can click on any picture for a larger image.)
Everything in this collection was knit and in pastel colors.
Expressing your individuality when you've got to wear a school uniform.
Formalwear, and a bride!