Yes, I have it on actually.
|It's called Bounce Back.|
My newly created Dress-Ability.
And I'm showing this baby off at Patti's Visible Monday, even though it's late Tuesday night. But I just finished it in the nick of time for all my deadlines. whoo-hoo.
I wanted to embroider a title for each dress I make in this way to embody it's meaning to me at the time. When Jan of Fort Smith Stylista made a comment about my bouncing back, I knew that was it. (Thanks Jan!) So...the wearer will be fortified with the ability inscribed on the dress. Dress-Ability. Yeah, I could use that.
More details after the break...
I'm so excited about making these new type of garments, I can't wait to start another. I began with deconstructing an old turquoise top I had. All the rest is made from fabric scraps and trims that were laying around. I started from the top down and auditioned different fabrics and ways to attach or form them as I went. I also hand-sewed the whole thing in big goofy stitches. (Although I am wearing an old Hawaiian slip dress underneath for some added coverage.)
Photos have to be submitted to the gallery for a catalog by tomorrow. The exhibition will be at ARC Gallery in Chicago from Sept. 25 - Oct. 19. Now I have to make another Dress-Ability for the opening (since this one will be in the show)!
I have oodles of close up shots of the Bounce Back Dress on my Clothes for Summer page. Can't wait to be back in business at the bloggerhood.