Quirky and Fun Soft Sculpture: The Dia de los Muertos Calaca (Skeleton) Is Finished!

His name is Esmoquin (Spanish for tuxedo). He’s able to make noise with his hip-bell, googley eyes, and also has an extinct T-Rex shoulder. Go get your Open Fashion t-shirt from the Museum of Ventura County and start remixing / customizing! Regarding the stitching, I used the free-motion foot and various stitches for the accent […]

Open Fashion T-Shirt Design for The Museum of Ventura County’s Day of the Dead Celebration

For the past few months, I’ve been working closely with the Museum of Ventura County to create a design for their Dia de Los Muertos event. Museum Of Ventura County Dia De Los Muertos T-Shirt By Pete Ippel In this wearable art, I have taken the traditional imagery of the calaca (Mexican skeleton) and given […]