Sunday, December 27, 2015
My Facebook post a night before the trip back in September:
"Want to make a shawl in two hours.
It has to be all hand-sewing to retain softness.
Wish me luck!
明日からの旅行に急遽持っていくことにしたストールを作るところです。柔らかさを殺さないように全て手縫い。２時間で仕上がるのか??? その後パッキングは終わらせられるのか??? なんともチャレンジングな夕方になりそうです。"
Of course, it took so much longer than two hours to finish.
Fabric: Mixed content woven purchased from Emma One Sock
Dress: McCall's 5466 + Vogue 8555
Friday, December 25, 2015
I have to admit that I once used this beautiful fabric as a tablecloth for a dinner. Luckily nobody spilled wine or anything on it, but even if that happened, I could probably pretend that the stains were part of the painted design. For that, this was the perfect fabric for a tablecloth.
However, I wanted it to be a skirt.
Fabric: Hand-painted canvas-ish cotton purchased from Emma One Sock
Lining: Polyester or acetate lining fabric purchased from Fabric Mart
Pattern: Skirt from my TNT dress (modified Vogue 8555 - out of print) plus belt from Vogue 1247
Cardigan: Elie Tahari
To support the hemline, I first thought of applying fusible interfacing. However, when I opened up my interfacing bag, I discovered few other choices: silk organza, netting, and a bias strip of hair canvas. I grabbed the hair canvas simply because it was ready to use.
I was happy to see that the hem interfacing made a difference in the overall silhouette of the skirt.