|~ painting by Gritty Jane ~|
Yes, end of May 2014 was the last quarter of the 3rd year for Project Minima. My, my, etc. So let's see what's been going on, shall we?
During this past Spring Quarter (March through May) I did a major reworking of my studio space, discovered the Chicago Sewcialists and met up with them at the Textile Discount Outlet, made 4 dresses, 2 pair of stockings/ tights, 1 slip and a raincoat. Okay then, not bad, not bad at all. You can see 'em on my Clothes for Spring page (or go to the posts during that time period).
Oh, I also bought shoes on e-bay, as well as some patterns and occasionally some cloth.
What seems the biggest adventure at this moment is my tablecloth house dresses. I've made two during this quarter from donated pieces and just love them. More are on their way...
Year 3 has been the Year of Mom. My 1st quarter starts with her decline in health, multiple trips to Detroit, a hiatus from blogging and sewing, and stress buying of ebay shoes. Sewing resumed with the opportunity to make a dress for an art exhibition, my "Bounce Back Ability" dress. One make that quarter.
Moved Mom to Chicago and by my 2nd quarter, she was in hospice. I was not taking pictures, but did sew. Made many failures, but did a few keepers: my elephant dress and my Egyptian coat. One of my students did a calendar with watercolor paintings of my ensembles for each month of the year!
During my 3rd quarter, the Traveling Yellow Skirt came to call in the nick of time for the holidays. And Mom died in January. During this 3 month period I did all hand sewing without realizing it. 9 necklaces from fabric scraps, 3 pairs of fingerless gloves, 2 hats, and a major failure of a couture coat/ jacket.
That brings Year 3 totals to 24 items including the wadders. That's an all time low for me. Year 2 totaled 71, and the First Year was 114. All together than makes 209 dresses, skirts, tops, pants, stockings, slips, pjs, bloomers, hats, gloves, necklaces, re-shoes, coats/ jackets. hmmm