So much news about COVID-19, it’s everywhere. And for good reason, yes, we need to know what’s going on and change our behaviors in order to flatten the curve. Totally. Absolutely.
But, … it can be a bit overwhelming so, for a little respite,
How about a few pictures of pretty clothes?
Here’s a couple from an ‘In Process’ story I posted a few months back. I showed them as I was working on them, here they are finished.
A pieced jacket, white with bits of blues. This one felt like parts of bridges to me, so the name, ‘Bridges.’
I loved the meisen pattern on this kimono silk, so much so that I cut it apart and appliquéd little squares of it on the bottom part of this trench coat. My previous post showed all the squares pinned in place ready to be sewn down.
With or without a belt, above without, below with.
A close up, showing that I cut each square with part or all of the design shapes. I love those odd little shapes, almost like a long lost alphabet.
A shawl coat, made from a kimono that gradated from a darker area at the bottom and faded to a lighter area at the top. I switched it around so the collar used only the lighter area and the body only the darker. I added little green squares to mimic the tiny green leaves scattered in the silk.
And used the same bright spring green, on the under collar.
This pattern is a traditional one, it’s a grass design. One of my favorites.
Below, a hitoe, an unlined top. Between a jacket and a blouse, I wear mine for either, as a top layer or under as a blouse. As you can see, this one is from is a particularly amazing kimono silk. So beautiful.
The pieces above are no longer available, but this hitoe is. I’ll add it to my shop page. Go see it and other jackets, scarves and coats here.
And one last thing, an uplifting and sweet video. This link came from one of the podcasts I’ve been listening to. It’s a beautiful rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow’ performed by the Chino Hills High School Chamber Singers, each one of them separate and in their own space. Their concert had been cancelled because of Covid -19. Check it out here.
I send peace, love and health to you and all your family and friends.