New for ACC SF 2017

Next weekend, August 4-6, I’ll be in San Francisco for the American Craft Show. With a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, at the very cool Fort Mason, I’ll be right up front in booth #103, with all my new jackets, skirts and blouses.
Like this one from a beautiful old kimono, disassembled and rearranged into a new trench coat.
The back.
For good luck, cranes and fans and pine trees and ocean waves.
The fabrics from the pieced jacket below were from old, unwearable meisen kimonos. After I took them apart and washed them, each had enough usable fabric for a jacket or coat. Then all the leftover scraps from those projects were added to my stash [these fabrics, even the smallest pieces, are too beautiful to throw out]. When there were enough, I pieced them together into this jacket.
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2 very cool meisen silks from older kimonos sewn into a full skirt and a short sleeved blouse.
A detail, so you can really see these gorgeous silks.
And all the leftover pieces from this skirt and blouse?
They’ve been carefully put away, waiting to reappear in a future project.
Version 2
These and many others, all at Fort Mason next weekend.
See you there!

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  1. Elisabeth gillem
    Posted July 31, 2017 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    So beautiful? I hope they all find happy homes with stylish women.
    Have a great show.

  2. Elisabeth gillem
    Posted July 31, 2017 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    Oops. I meant so beautiful!! I was out in the sun too long today.

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