It all started with this one.
A jacket using the very last of a beautiful speckled kimono silk, creamy white with little sparkling spots woven in. I pieced it with other white silks into the jacket below.
A customer liked it and asked for the same in a different size. She understood, that because I’d used the last of the speckled silk, her jacket would be pieced with a different fabric. Hers would have a fabric with a swirling brushlike design.
I liked the results, interesting things were happening with the interaction of the design elements.
So I made another one, similar, but different and brought it to the ACC San Francisco show.
And a new customer, looking for a mother of the bride jacket, saw it and asked for one in her size.
Below, in process, the latest version.
I love how they are like siblings in a family, same ingredients, same environment but each completely different.