holy hell i appear to be sewing with a plan. what has caused this completely out of character move? possibly i didn't eat enough red meat last night. in fact, it was quite the vegetarian day, i don't know what hit me. cray-cray vegetables and their mind altering powers.
this morning, i awoke with an urge to finish a beautiful and possibly extremely tacky neon green lace dress hanging over our iron staircase railing (read: garment rack), but had run out of the olive green silk i'm using for interlining. (or underlining. which is it? is it both?) i ran out of it because i bought it without any plans for it. so back to the district i go tomorrow. this is slightly frustrating.
don't get me wrong, i like sewing without a plan. i'm not sure i could completely sew with one, since it's really the fabric that inspires me 90% of the time. but the tomato soup on my brain and the lace on my staircase inspired this fruity thought: maybe i could look at my stash and pair some stuff together... then collect the rest of the things i'd need if i'm lacking... so i could start and finish a project.
ground breaking, i know. never been done before in the history of sewists, i'm sure.
so i dove into my stash and started mixing.
you might remember some chatter about feathers and the entire ruggian clan putting the kibosh on adding them to my anna sui dress. well, these feathers from mood are destined for a bombshell dress. and surprisingly, i have most everything i need for it.
LOOK AT THE BOW!!! how have i not recognized the awesomeness of this pattern yet? i found this silk print at paron's new location (i am so happy to see those lovely peeps in their new joint. way better lighting, and nothing says fabric like window dressings of paper mache rocket ships and working toy trains). of course i bought it without a hint of an idea why. i kind of think i'm going to look like david bowie circa velvet underground. or maybe hunky dory. hell, looking like david bowie circa anytime works for me.
the first photo is destined to be a vest, oscar de la renta wool & turquoise silk remnants from the mood LA store i snagged this summer during two separate meetups with clio and tigress. those remnant boxes have magical bottomless holes in them leading straight to some couture house in france. hopefully i'll pair this vest avec shirt, which will REALLY make my david bowie dreams come true.
will you look at that... i now realize i'm going to need a pair of pants to go with that... maybe i'll need to make another plan...