Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One Shirt Dress—Done

Well I think its done.. I am still toying with the idea of adding more machine embroidery—maybe on the collar, maybe on the sleeve. But I think there is enough. Maybe next time I make a dress, I will plan ahead and add more details and touches. I really think this is enough for now.

Some of you might recognize this fabric—I already have a skirt, a vest and jumper out of it. I call the set my Gone with Wind collection. The fabric original was used to cover up uneven wall in a commercial location where I worked. The store went out of business—(it was never planned to be a long term tenant or business location), the building was being gutted. We were just a “tax payer tenant” --a little bit of income (enough to pay the property tax) to the owner as he waited for the other tenants leases to expire. One of those rare, month to month commercial tenents.

Since the place was being gutted (they actually started to take down walls before we vacated the location!) I just helped a bit and took down the fabric that was wall treatment. Recycling fabric from the walls seems so much like Scarlet O'Hara recycling the curtains—that I dubbed all the various garments as Gone with the Wind garments.

And now, the gone with the wind fabric is gone. There are few scraps –that I have compulsively packed away—they may become patches, or something.. but there isn't enough to do anything REAL with.

The sweaters only had another inch added--(so they are now just past 5 inches) so I didn't bother to take a picture. Maybe there will be a significant change by tomorrow.

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