When I was in Calgary my daughter - supported by my son-in-law - very kindly told me that I absolutely can not wear this top in public. Apparently, it is way too big for me and not at all flattering. Who knew. My son-in-law said and not the pants either... which were one of my favourite pairs... but I listened, retired the pants, and made some polka dot pajama pants to go with the top. LOL - pretty soon I'm going to have an entire pajama wardrobe.
As promised, here's a picture of the magic dress - Vogue 1410 - that I wore to the gallery opening Friday night. Black is almost impossible to photograph so I added the earlier version from last year. You can see how sleeves and a different fabric create an entirely different look. That's part of the three or more process that I outlined in the previous - bonus Monday - posting. I love how we can evolve a pattern to the point that most people wouldn't even know that this garment and that garment came from the same source. Too fun.
When I get back into the studio, I'll finish the surface designed jeans. The main pieces are done, the pockets are in, and I'm almost ready to sew up the final seams. They're coming along great although, as you'll see in the above video, there's an "extra challenge". Ironically, I talk in the video about our marks and how unique they are in a way that a machine can't do. This is definitely a unique mark and...
... although I did find a remnant of the denim big enough to re-do the piece, it was after I'd already inserted the fly front and come up with several possibilities that I'd much rather explore over an easy answer. I'll learn a lot more that way.
Thanks for the all the feedback on the videos. I'm glad they were so well received and I'd definitely like to do more of them to share my projects and process. Deciding on the three is more way of working has given me some guidelines to work within without creating a prison and I'm feeling quite energized about where this is going to go. YES YES
The cotton sweater that I'm refashioning goes fabulously with the jeans. I definitely want to get that done asap and wear them together. And maybe sew a top to go with too.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - feeling energized