Self-stitched September, the penultimate day!!
Some thoughts on the day; lovely weather, things are warming up beautifully around here! Walking this morning was so lovely, the highlight of my day. Apart from that a fairly uneventful schedule; office work, cooking, blah blah blah. Oh I forgot, I have been sewing! And I have a couple of new things to show off now!! But I'll hold off until after self-stitched September is over. I'll write more about my thoughts on the challenge this time around, tomorrow... when it is actually over (tiny yay!! with a self high-five that I've almost finished)
My dress; I know it's kind of an unusual one... I made it a few years ago inspired by the fabric. I've always loved the contrast between the heavy shimmer-y grey/purple fabric and the flimsy white fabric that is a pseudo petticoat. Together they reminded me somehow of a nun's robe. Soon after finishing it I read a report about a runway show (I think it might have been Rick Owens, or Helmut Lang, someone like that??) and the journalist described the parade as like being confronted by an army of futuristic nuns stomping down the catwalk... well who could resist an image like that? Certainly not me. So that is how I've always thought of this dress. It isn't a copy of any dress, or doesn't even look like anything that was in the collection, but I picture sister Perpetua giving aid to the needy on board a space-ship being garbed in something like this. You see I do sometimes play little games with my apparel, even if they are very silly games, hehe. I wore my brown cardigan for some of the day too.
Yesterday a birthday gift from my parents arrived. LOOOOOK!
Here are some of my favourite projects, that will probably be attempted first. Ohmygosh, I just have soooo many plans...
Dress; my own design based on Burda 8511, grey/purple shimmer-y stuff and white cotton, white velvet ribbon
Cardigan; my own design, of Jo Sharp Silk Road DK Tweed in Brindle
Shoes; Country Road