|~ That be them, alrighty ~|
|~ and that be me standing at the Girls Entrance ~|
just down the street from my house going in the other direction. And this is a public school. Hopefully they don't use the entrances as designated anymore. But it is where we vote, conveniently.
|~ Notice the silk dupioni? ~|
Let me tell you the pants story. First off, you'll never believe the pattern I used. Sandra Betzina Vogue 1355! Hardy har har. I wanted real harem pants. So using her pattern, I cut a larger size, especially since I was using the silk and she called for a stretch fabric. I basically shortened and lengthened them. huh? you say. Well, I kept the crotch where it was, but raised the waistline to 19" tall and by the same token, shorten the leg length to 18". I adjusted it using the shorten/lengthen line on the pattern. That way I got the nice dropped crotch that I wanted and the drapey-ness, but still had the narrow ankle. woo-hoo.
|~ le detail ~|
I had just a yard or less left of the antique gold dupioni, so I thought I'd make a crop top and then see what I could do about it after the fact. This is one of those items where you just fold the fabric in half lengthwise and then again widthwise and cut a tunic out of it. I sewed it up and left the hem edges raw. The sleeve edges were the selvedges. Added seam binding with raw edges for the neckline. I had 4 rectangular scraps left and added them on the center front and back of the crop top. Voila.
Oh, and the necklace is made from scrap strips of striped color jersey, then tied in big knots.
|~ avec crochet beading ~|
The top underneath is one I've refashioned several times over, but I thought it worked just fine with the silk 'pants suit.'
|~ and ebay Trippens ~|
Without further adieu, I'm sailing on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style. Then Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they go live. Hope to see you there.