Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Deer and Doe Anemone Skirt threadpainting

YES! A new skirt from Deer and Doe patterns that I did thread-painting on!
I Love this skirt from Deer and Doe
I added quite a few inches to the bottom width of the front 3 panels and less to the back panels in order to create a more flared skirt. I finished with a scalloped hem.
The high waist makes it so graceful with a smooth transition from waist to hips! Often I feel the waistbands cut into the waist and cause bulging in the stomach which I hate! This is the PERFECT skirt for a high waist and no waistband!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I did some free hand thread-painting of a hummingbird and hibiscus flower. I am very pleased with the way that worked out!
I am not so pleased with this rayon Hawthorn Blouse from Colette Patterns‎ 
I love the Hawthorn pattern but I do not understand why it came out  baggy in the midriff area which is not at all what happened the first two times I have made this pattern. Could it really be that making it in a rayon caused such a big difference? 
I made a long sleeve version of the New Look #6935 blouse. 
 I think this designer organic quilting cotton is beautiful but as all quilting cottons go it was too scratchy for me. I lined it with a beautiful soft silk cotton blend and I love the feel. But I also had difficulties with this blouse. It seems that in adding sleeves they are not sitting right at the shoulder so they pull the neck apart more causing bra strap peekage which drives me nuts! I am amazed I am continually inspired to sew even with these setbacks!
All those years
how easily
you can belong
to everything
simply by listening.
So let this winter
of listening
be enough
for the new life
I must call my own.
David Whyte