Thursday, March 11, 2010

Light Calico Blouse

Cutting on the bias requires extra yardage. Too little fabric remained after cutting the bodice and cap sleeves for the bottom portion of the sleeves. Nylon mesh was on hand, ideal for a form fitting sleeve--soft and stretchy. I made the sleeves ultra long, widening at the wrist.  
A boutique has requested these and I am in production mode. Each blouse thus far is made with a different fabric. Unconventional for commerce, acceptable for art?
The wool plaid cummerbund was made about a year ago. (Matching stripes on a six-piece corset belt/cummerbund was nutty.) Wearing it is surprisingly solidifying.  It's the designer's workout belt!

(Blouse, cotton with nylon sleeves, 2010)

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