Tuesday, 25 June 2019
More Catholic Punk DIY!
Having seen sequined Our Lady of Guadalupe patches from Mexico for sale in 'Courage My Love' in the Kensington Market area, I went back and bought one today, plus a little metal sword at a neighbouring cocktail store. I got home and broke out the sewing supplies, hand sewing the sequined patch to the back of the jacket. Then, I stabbed the felt heart with the metal sword, and anchored it in place with stitches at the hilt. I also had some leftover beading from the rosary I took apart for the shoes, so I attached the long of the crucifix portion of the beads to the zipper, and then wrapped the remainder of the beads around the heart, also anchoring them in place. I also took a little cross I had purchased in a church in Sedona, Arizona, and hung it from the rosary beads on the heart.
This kind of has a Vivienne Westwood punk flavour to it now... she's a designer I have admired since I have known about her. I may continue to add to this project as I find other things, but even if I don't, I quite like how this turned out. I'm just a tad nervous about impaling people with that metal sword, so I probably shouldn't hug anyone in this thing!
UPDATE: I adjusted the sword so it's not dangerous anymore - the point doesn't stick out now. That could've been bad! xD