exceedingly grateful, but when I do, it's a doozy. Anyway, I'm almost back to what passes as normal, and have some things to show and tell!
When I was in Santa Cruz in January, I bought some beautiful fabrics from Harts. Among them was a very interesting black knit with irregular "bobbles" on it. I was auditioning patterns for another jacket I want to make, and used this fabric with Vogue 8893, a Clare Schaffer jacket. The bobble fabric was a bear to sew, but I love it and I love the jacket...it's like a soft, very stylish cardigan.
I used plain black ponte knit for the bands. The collar sits away from the neck a little bit, and is very flattering.
Although I won't use this pattern for the jacket I have in mind, I'm delighted to
have discovered it, and I'm sure I'll make it again.
I also made another KS 3601 tunic out of a very lovely cotton fabric I got at
F&S Fabrics in West Los Angeles when I was down there several weeks ago. It's a black/ivory window pane check;the
hang tag read 100% cotton, but it does not wrinkle, washed beautifully, and reminds me of that very high quality wool challis that used to be available. It was a dream to sew and I have a couple of yards left.
I am wearing one of my favorite pairs of earrings, ever...
Once upon a time, many years ago, I collected, among other things, doll eyeballs (trust me, you don't want to know WHY) and my friend, the artist Charlotte Valestra, made me a snappy pair of earrings. I named them "don't it
make your brown eyes blue" and I love to wear them and see the look on people's faces when they see them. Yes, I'm weird....
Since it's still Monday, and I'm still visible, I am linking to Patti's Visible Monday
and joining more than 115 other visible women, SOME of whom must be weird, too...