Last week, I spent a few days piecing the odds and ends from the remainders of a trench coat I had just cut out. The fabric was from an old kimono, gorgeous, but with prominent stains so it was no longer wearable.
The trench fell into place easily, the pattern flowed together with ease.
But the obstinate leftovers were not cooperating. I was completely lost trying to lay out them out. Each pretty little piece had a mind of its own and resisted my every intension. ‘Just try and get along!’ I pleaded.
Finally, after many hours of trying every combination I could think of, they relaxed and found their places. The bright shapes and black areas finally balanced and set themselves nicely into place.
Above, the front, politely sitting there looking as if there had not even been a single moment of obstinate drama.
I’ll be bringing it, finished and ready for wearing to the Smithsonian’s Craft2Wear show, October 3, 4 and 5.