Project Minima:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Back in Black

I am

~ Facing It Straight On ~


~ More Or Less ~

And now to business.  That's the first Thai Coat from the Sewing Workshop Patterns I made.  Using some black/beige spiral brocade fabric.  The pants are my second from the Trio pattern of the same company.  This time made 2 sizes smaller.  Seems their patterns generally run big.  The fabric is a lovely charcoal gray/sage spiral print cotton sateen.  The fingerless gloves are made with very stretchy black nylon knit using McCall's 7397 pattern.

and underneath it all...

~ my new wings ~

It's an ivory burnout stretch velvet made into a shawl-like cardigan from Butterick 6065.  I made the sleeves longer and lengthened the collar band.  The top underneath is a self-drafted tee and made from a scrap of abstract nylon sheer knit.

~ Yes ~

~ and big pant pockets, see? ~

~ I just luv this thing ~
It's so soft and snuggly and really does keep me warm.  I see more in my future.

~ both sides now ~

~ oooo ~

Check out my new-to-me Trippens from e-bay.  

After a hard day at the photo shoot, it was nap time for the crew.

~ Albertine et moi ~

On my way now, if it's not to late, to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style.  Then Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like.  Thanks Giving to all of you guys who stop by and read my blog.  You are what makes me work!  Thanks!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Black in the USA

~ noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~

~ oh no ~

~ no, I don't want to hear anymore ~

~ Paint It Black ~

~ No Colors Any More ~

~ NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~

~ What are those 5 Stages of Grief? ~

~ Denial and wearing Black ~


editor's note:  It's next week already.  Think I'll take myself over to Patti and the Visibles for Not Dead Yet Style, yeah.  And then after this no more black.

Oh, and the dress.  I made it awhile back using Katherine Tilton's V8834 top which I elongated into an ankle length dress.  Instead of all those buttons (and button holes), I used snap tape.  For this ensemble, I just snapped it up all willy-nilly and personally, I think it looks better than ever.  When I first made it, I wore it like this.