Maybe you're wondering what happened to that difficult blouse I was wrestling with. I finished it, refashioned a matching skirt, hung them up and then I got hot and sticky. And I don't have any shoes to go with the outfit and I sort of lost interest in playing dress-up. So someday soon when the rain forest weather passes, I will make an effort.
Doesn't it look good modeled with a towel at the beach ? This was squeezed out of a pillowcase and changed to have a partial inverted pleat in front like this. The fabric is stiff cotton percale that stands out like a spacious cool tent: a good thing when it is hot and sticky and your air conditioner is struggling. I am insanely fond of this partially because I think the color of the bias tape and the buttons really "do something" for the print. I mean, what are the chances that I would have that perfect shade of teal?
I counted 12 brands
You may wonder how someone might aquire such treasures. Well, I must admit I am powerless to resist the sewing section of the local thrift store. There are worse habits than buying little baggies of sewing notions, right? Sometimes when you want elastic or snaps, you get a bias tape bonus. And whenever I see yard sales advertised in the spidery script of older ladies on pieces of cardboard carefully covered with Saran Wrap, I'm there. Fast--before the other bias tape collectors arrive !
So does anyone else have an unusual "collection" ?
Comming soon: Sorbetto II and more trim.