Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Painted Skirt

Barb and I spent a wonderful day in the studio. She took apart a jacket that she's literally worn to shreds and drafted a new pattern. I started on the pants I showed you yesterday. That has to be the fastest turnaround in my studio in a long time. The pattern came in the mail on Tuesday and I cut them out on Wednesday using fabric I bought a month ago. But... before that... I finished the painted skirt.





The background is actually a denim blue. It's misted with gold sparkles and they're catching the light in interesting ways creating more of a burgundy look. The color isn't accurate but it does let you see the painted paisleys.





True to the reviews, the skirt is snug... on me... not on Millicent... so I'm waiting to fine tune the fit until it's a bit looser in the hips. That curve is not as smooth as I'd like and the waist needs to be smaller however, it's more of a fall than a summer skirt so I'll do that work in a few months. By then, I'll have lost my holiday fluff and spent some more time on the treadmill and it should be good. I'm pleased with how the skirt turned out for my second painted project.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - friendship

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
- Isaac Newton

5 comments:

  1. looking good! It will be a wonderful piece for you, for sure...

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    1. Thanks. I really like it too. I was thinking about you yesterday. I so enjoyed our breakfast. I'm so glad we were able to get together.

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    2. me too! And now that I've seen your work in person, I know that the photos don't do it justice....

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  2. Oh, that is gorgeous. Very sexy!

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    1. Thank you. It's a wonderful pattern for our figure type. I could see it made out of a heavier knit with drape.

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