My Art Wear competition entry 2012

Last year I entered the Dowerin Field Art Wear competition. It challenges designers to create a piece of farm art for the body.

I heard a brief ad on the radio about it a few times on the way to town and thought “I could do that!” After a bit of internet research I had some basic ideas, but it really all came to me as I was creating it.

It was really a case of  thinking of what sort of fabric is used on the farm and my abilities. I know
I can sew, but what materials will be my limit and am I able to learn how to weld and drill metal. It has to be wearable, so the weight was a consideration. It had to be practical enough, but inventive enough. It was very experimental!

So, what can be made from these simple items found around the farm?

competition entry material

I knew I wanted to make a cocktail style dress with ruffles so I used hessian bags and bird netting for the ruffles. I made a head piece from the scallops cut off from and old paint tin lid that I glued together to look like fish scales + some other rusted junk and fly net. The necklace is made of big metal nuts tied together with cable ties. I finished it off with a barbed wire bustle.

So here it is..

Act Belong Commit Ag Art Wear 2012

Photography by Adelle Cousins (my sister)

Model Sheradin Dinsdale

I was very happy with how it turned out, and extremely honoured to win 2nd prize against some VERY talented designers who created some amazing pieces.

This is the necklace…

necklace obsessive creative design

This year I hope to go one better! I can’t wait to show you my entry, it’ll be made of  canvas, rip stop (used in horse rugs), mozzie netting, wire and bullet shells! There will be a big hint of wedding bells’!! So excited!

I’d love to hear what you think!

Love Kirsty x


17 thoughts on “My Art Wear competition entry 2012

  1. babbleoncity

    Wow that’s amazing! What a clever, talented lady you are. Good luck for this year.
    Congrats on your 1st post. I’m kicking off my new blog on 1st July. Bit nerve wracking, huh? :o)x

    1. Kirsty MacKenzie (@obsessivecreate)

      I had so much fun doing this dress, wait til you see this years!!
      I am very new to blogs and the like, I am just good at the creation side and have a lovely lady helping me with this side of things,, loving learning all about it though!

      1. Jo @ BabbleOn City

        Can’t wait to see this year’s creation!
        Have just subscribed to your blog so I don’t miss it.
        I can’t sew to save my life so I really appreciate stunning work like yours.

    2. Deidre Pettit

      Well this creation is amazing..your design for recycled material is really incredible in the way it’s so much Imagination you have Kirsty definitely have the Wow factor in this out fit & then even more in your entry for of LUCK as I really do believe you have a great chance of winning this year 🙂

  2. Mystery Case

    How gorgeous are YOU! I’ve linked you up with the Sharing is Caring post for last Sunday. Let me know if you need help linking up this Sunday. Very much looking forward to meeting you soon.

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  4. Sarah @ Slapdash Mama

    Holy freaking moly. This is so amazing I don’t even know what to say! THE TALENT! SO IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!!


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