Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lace, Pintucks, Bishop Sleeves--The Upcycle

(Lace Blouse: Cotton, 2011)
A blouse of cotton lace, a curtain transformed. The hem, rather than being straight is curved, sloping down in the front and back. Four linear pintucks on the front panel are juxtaposed with the meandering motif of the lace. The lace served as a curtain for the past year but does well here!

Bishop sleeves are wider at the wrist than in the bicep. Considered leaving the sleeves with their full volume at the wrist. Long open sleeves tend to brush surfaces as one reaches, however. Decided against  a plate-cleaning sleeve and gathered it at the wrist. (It's wider than it appears in the photo.)

(Detail)
Ooooooo. Pretty.

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