We do our best, no matter what, to continue on with our lives. Despite physical distancing and staying safe by wearing masks, we all want to keep living our lives as best as we can.
I love this photograph that Susan sent from her outdoor birthday celebration with friends. She’s wearing one of my hitoes, sewn from such a beautiful and colorful kimono silk. Mask and all, making do.
Happy birthday Susan!
How about this snapshot of Linda? We’re in the middle of a fitting for a vest to match the pieced skirt she bought last December.
The corona virus put a crimp in our scheduled meet-up last spring, but after all this time we decided to go for it, outside, on the porch, with masks. And it was not warm! She wore many layers including her own knitted woolen hat, socks and under her pants, hand knit leggings.
A new style trend?
Her new skirt was part of a set that I had made a year or so ago. The pieced skirt was inspired by the pattern in the jacket.
I loved the look of these two fabrics together, but for Linda the jacket just wasn’t right. We decided a matching vest would be much better for her.
But that left the jacket. It was sewn from a gorgeous meisen kimono silk in a ‘turtle back’ pattern that I had appliqued with little blue squares.
What to do? I still had plenty of the ‘turtle back’ silk, so I pieced a skirt to go with the orphaned jacket.
I used a darker meisen and pieced it so it gradually got darker towards the hemline. And I appliqued more little blue squares to blend with the jacket.
A close up detail of the skirt.
We all do this: we look and we see that here is where we are, that this is what we have and that is what we want.
That’s our starting point. Then, we figure out what we need to do to make it happen.