In my last post I showed off my 1950s inspired circular cardigan, which manages to look far more glam than a cardigan ought to.
When I was finishing the cardigan I discovered that it isn’t just limited to looking glam. It’s also great for…
…pretending to be a Jedi knight!
While I’m only showing you the cardigan now, I actually finished it back in December, just when A New Hope was in the theatres. I tried on the mostly-finished cardigan for a friend, and she ‘ooohed’ over the flipped down collar and the swishy hem, and then I flipped up the collar to show it could also be a hood, and she practically fell over laughing, saying I looked like I should be in Star Wars.
Obviously, with a comment like that, I had to do a Star Wars photoshoot. I put out a call for a lightsaber, and the amazing Nina came through with not only a lightsaber, but also a half-scale Stormtrooper and a Darth Vader for me to have an epic battle with.
I seriously have the most awesome friends possible.
I’m wearing my cardigan with brown leggings (made specifically for the photoshoot, but also very comfy for cuddling on the couch with Felicity & Mr D), and a piece of kimono silk wrapped around me to make a quick skirt, because I decided at the 11th hour that even as a Jedi I wasn’t comfortable pretending that leggings are actually pants.
It looks pretty cool though doesn’t it? Not bad for a piece of fabric wrapped and knotted – no safety pins even!
It held up well for a bit of jumping up and down logs and slo-mo lightsaber arcs.
What you can’t see in these photos is my hair. In the best tradition of Star Wars bun-theory (one bun for Episodes 1-3, two buns for the originals, three buns for A New Hope) I’m wearing four buns. I’m the future!
Since we had a 1/2 scale stormtrooper, and since I studied art history, and was wearing a cardigan with a nice drapey hood, and the light was streaming so beautifully through the trees, it was inevitable that I’d end up doing La Pieta:
It’s very hard to mourn over a stormtrooper when your photographer insists on falling over laughing every time she takes a photo, especially when you’re trying very hard not to do the same!
Now I want a cardigan like that even more!
It *does* make great Jedi gear! Looks like it was a fun photoshoot.
Hilarious! And may I thank you for striking a blow against the misbegotten belief that leggings pass for trousers? That kimono skirt-wrap looks really good!
Well it’s certainly proven to be a versatile garment!
This is great!
Brilliant. And four buns – the future for sure!
That skirt totally works, and looks rather like Rey’s wrap outfit she has in SW7.
sewcharacteristicallyyou.comThat looks like fun. It certainly puts a twist on things. 🙂 The kimono silk besides serving a practical purpose, also adds a nice little accent of a third color. I think it looks nice!
Oh my god, La Pieta with Stormtrooper. I AM DYING.
Star Wars Bun Theory!
Y’learn something new every day…
That. Is. Amazing.
Had to post that second to last photo on my husband’s pinterest board. He’s going to love it.
Oh I just love this photo series! Too funny, but you look fabulous and authentically Star Wars-ish. And that last picture of you laughing is so lovely 🙂
YES! THIS! <3 Everyone needs something in their wardrobe that can be repurposed for fighting the Empire.