My last post was about the jewelry roll I created and put in my Etsy shop and how it was taking off. Well, it's still going strong. I acquired more fabric and seem to have cornered the market on it. By the time it is all gone I will probably wish it had never been woven.
I've been doing some in another fabric I got on sale from Fabric. com. I don't think it will have the appeal of the gray dotty stuff but it is pretty classy.
I may have negated the classiness of this outer fabric with the
inside fabric choices. COVER YOUR EYES AND SCROLL DOWN.
Do you see how I am coordinating the inner side with the embroidery colors on the outside? Maybe I will do a nice dull one with a gray since there is also that in the embroidery. Somehow, I feel these will not have the action of the original gray ones.
|Wish this mannequin that the fabric is draped over was my size but alas, it is only a display piece.|
Now to an entirely different project - sewing for myself. The fabric stash for that is piling up and making me feel guilty. This is the wool knit and silk I bought back in October in Italy (see post).
As a retired school librarian spending most of my time sewing or playing around online, I don't have much occasion to wear cool stuff as much as I used to. I still love the idea of being well-dressed but no reason if you hardly step out of the door and when you do, its in a puffy red down coat.
this spring we have scheduled a trip to London. This fabric is dying to go with me but doesn't know how it would look best. Several things need to be considered when choosing the design
1. I am short - very short.
2. I have very narrow shoulders but 38" hips
3. I want to keep it simple- to avoid screwing it up
4. There is not enough of the print for sleeves - too expensive
5. Most likely to be worn with navy pants
6. I want it to be interesting
Marcy Tilton Vogue #8982 just might fill the bill. I have enough fabric. The pattern is suitable for knits and I like the seams and darts to add interest to a solid fabric. I looked for a raglan sleeve because I dislike sewing set in sleeves and they are easier for me to fit but, they all were too sweater-like and drapey. I have a pattern with a draped neckline that will do fine for the blouse.