When fellow blogger, and friend, Selma Ali, reached out to me to take part of her Project Redesign series, I was absolutely thrilled. I'd already seen a few of her collaborations with other bloggers and I thought the idea behind her project was completely out-of-the-box and absolutely refreshing!
So what’s it all about? Simple, we both selected a piece of clothing which we would redesign in accordance to our style and personalities. It was really curious because we didn’t talk a lot about how we’d redesign our pieces, so the surprise factor was very exciting!
Because summer isn't over (just yet!) and we wanted to keep things fairly simple, we chose to redesign a plain white shirt. There were a ton of things I wanted to do with it—which I may end up doing to other shirts in the future—but for this DIY project I opted to add a pop of color to my tee, whilst maintaining a minimal, abstract design.
So I popped out my Jacquard Textile colors, which serve as great fabric dyes, and got to work! For those of you who may not know, I’ve been practicing Kundalini Yoga this summer and the classes/teachers have really got me exploring my connection to the universe, to all which is living, and to very deep aspects about myself. I guess this is where the heart came from; it was the first thing I colored on my shirt. I'm also fascinated by the concept of all of us being “individual universes" on our own. This may be a topic for another post, but in summary, our experiences, likes, dislikes, talents, personalities, quirks, mannerisms, accents, physical traits, emotions, thought patterns, thought processes, and energetic compositions make us, us, in a very unique and special way. I won’t get too much into it right now but this sorta explains the pink, red, and blue "particle explosion" coming from the heart and from the top and bottom right corners of my shirt.
Selma also utilized her tee as a mean of self-expression, wearing her love for what she does front and center! It was great to see how both of us took a verbalized concept and brought it to fruition in such different and creative ways. I also believe this is a fun exercise to carry out with friends and see how they bring their personalities to life; and of course, it reminds us of the vast possibilities we have with our clothing. Whether old or new pieces, we can always give them a re-do by letting our creativity loose and diving into the world of DIY design!
Would any of you consider trying this redesign experiment out? If you end up doing it, hit me up and show me what you and your friends came up with—would love to see!