I mentioned in yesterday's post that I've been feeling that old familiar itch to sew.
If I don't deal with it now, it'll take over all my thoughts completely and prevent me from accomplishing anything else until I create something for myself.
Meredith advised me to just do it...Just go ahead and make something wonderful for myself, and free myself up for all the holiday creations. Probably a brilliant idea Meredith!
Over the past year, my body has become a pretty accurate barometer. Since there was rain moving in, I didn't accomplish a great deal, and likely won't again until it moves back out. But I did do some creative thinking and some planning.
I'd already decided on a pattern... a flow-y peasant-style dress and a vest.
And I did mention how attracted I am to the fabric I've been painting on.....
It's far too stiff to make clothing from, but I had an idea, so I started rummaging.
I found just enough of some lovely purple linen (these photos are WAY off; each photo is a different color, neither of them right...it's a deep, delicious, juicy purple) that would make a great dress.
Now why couldn't I cut some little circles out of my canvas and applique them around the bottom of my dress?
For Halloween I made myself an orange dress and appliqued little handpainted spooky silhouettes around the bottom to dress it up.
What a fun idea! I was likely going to have to paint more of that canvas anyway....
Now that idea lit my fire!
I remembered that I'd tucked away an old black wool blazer that I'd felted. I cut the sleeves off, decided I couldn't use it as is and would have to cut a vest from it.
Not sure if I want to leave the collar on it.
If I'm feeling really ambitious, I could even trim it with the painted canvas. Might be a bit much though; what do you think?