catching up on sewing shares here... this was one that I made with a much coveted heather ross bicycle fabric that I have been holding on to for something special. do you do that thing? whether it be an amazing yarn, some really fabulous colored pencils or sketchbook, some super special fabric... where you hold onto it and wait... and wait... for just the right thing. I have found that I need to just let go of all of that and use the fabulous materials that come into the workroom here without waiting for just the right moment. it is a bold step. especially since some of these materials are a little (ahem) $$... and sometimes I doubt my skills whether knitting, sewing or drawing/painting. so the combination of those two pressure points makes me just freeze up a little bit. how freeing it is to just go for it and know that if my skills are not up to par, I can always scrap it and make a little pillowcase, right? And yarn can always be unraveled, right? I think it helps my creative process to find the impermanence in all of these things that I can tend to hang on to. keeps the creative energy fresh and flowing... so. on to the tunic.
and backed it with another older heather ross print. (she picked out the buttons :)
I love how light and airy it came out, this fabric really is amazing.
I also love to be able to make something really pretty for her that she can still climb around in...
and swing around in.
of course, a pocket. I can't seem to sew anything without a pocket.
a little cotton lace detail (also that I had been coveting!)
I am really pleased with this one. I guess I wont turn it into a pillow after all...