Sunday, November 13, 2005

RECLAIMING FABRIC


Did you ever run across a fabric that you just loved? I should have bought the bolt.. it was a Tonga Batik by Timeless Treasures. I made a jacket out of it. Very garish, and shouted "Hey Look how fat I am"!!
Well, I spent the day cleaning my studio. At least making the attempt. I just have too much stuff. Should just start tossing things. I decided that the fabric was more important to me than the jacket. After that first cut, it didn't take much time to reclaim the batik for another project. I didn't know what to do with the flying geese on the sleeves.. I know, tacky. So I put them on the wall. They look better there than they did on me. I think I will make a miniature Endless Chain with the batik. I have had an idea running through my head for a quilt called "Trinity" and I think this fabric is just the ticket. I was going to dye fabric for the project, but this will fill the need, and be put to much better use than it was as a jacket.

I am past the quilted clothing part of my life. I don't know what I was thinking. Maybe if I was a skinny girl again, a little quilted vest would look nice. But it just a pipe dream to think my drooping middle aged body will ever see thin again, so stuff like that is out for me.....

2 comments:

allison said...

But I love this jacket!!! It is not tacky at all, it is classy.
And I am sure it looks wonderful on you, esp. with your coloring...

Debra Spincic said...

I got into this idea for awhile of buying blouses and sewing skirts to the bottom hem turning them into dresses. I could do all kinds of cool skirts and have an elastic waist or a sash.

When I got out of the idea I decided to keep a few of them because I loved the batik I had used on the skirts. Now I have this stack of dresses to cut the skirts off.

But, as I am writing this, the idea appeals again to me. Maybe for the spring. . . .