There’s been a lot going on here in my studio these last few months. I’ve been sewing like a mad woman. A happy mad woman.
I snapped a few pictures before I start to pack. In just a day I’ll be on my way across the country to the American Craft Council’s show coming up this next weekend in Baltimore.
You saw this pieced trench coat before it had been sewn together. Now, it’s finished and ready to for its debut.
Most of my fabrics are rescued from vintage Japanese kimonos. You can definitely see it in this one, cranes, pine trees and ocean waves.
From a sparkly kimono silk, the night sky and mountains in the distance. I added beads to bump up the glitter factor.
A full skirt and matching jacket, the skirt pieced from two kimono silks. For an extra bit of zip, I appliquéd little squares across the jacket and onto the skirt.
You must know by now, I love piecing my little remainders, leftover silks too beautiful to throw out. I pieced them together for this jacket. Because of the bright colors I’m calling it ‘Carnival’.
Into my suitcase with all of these and all my others and then everything and me off to Baltimore for one of the best craft shows in the country.
See you there!