…or, what to do when one has limited fabric on hand.
A few years ago I picked up rayon Batiks while visiting a quilt show. I particularly fell in love with one yard of salt-dyed red. It has been fondled, contemplated and returned to the stash several times. And then inspiration struck suddenly last week: I significantly altered a pattern to create this simple, loose-fitting summer top with special shoulder detailing.
And then there was last October’s impulse buy of half a meter of tulle-backed rosette fabric… a true indulgence without a clear plan. Inspiration struck on Thursday. Our grand-daughter turned five this weekend and I suddenly had an idea but wasn’t quite sure if I had enough fabric. With another pattern altered I assembled this little number…
…complete with matching purse and hair band. I picked up a commercial white t-shirt with flared short sleeves and added a little trim using the last of the fabric around the neckline. This little ensemble came together in no time at all and put me in a great mood.
It has been a busy and eventful couple of weeks and sewing has been a great distraction. I was attacked by a dog over the long weekend which has been very traumatic. I had to visit the emergency for an ultrasound of the bite and a tetanus shot last week Sunday. Since then I have struggled with the side effects of the tetanus shot and nightmares replaying the dog attack.
Our house continues to be for sale. We have reduced the price again. The direct link to pictures can be found in my previous blog post. Please share with friends and family if you think they may be interested!
Thanks for checking in today! Wishing you all a fabulous week! Happy creating.