J E N N E
Getting back to my handmade wardrobe. I have several muslins going right now, testing different dress patterns to find a uniform in which to make a million iterations for every occasion. None of them have been satisfying enough in fit to make "the one" so two weeks ago I started Cal Patch's Patternmaking Class on Creativebug to make a pattern to just fit me already. I am halfway through that process (and it is MAGIC. I have a bodice that actually FITS!) I took a break from patternmaking this weekend to break out a new pattern to try and wow. This is the Endless Summer Tunic, the first pattern from A Verb for Keeping Warm. I made one first too big then took a chance and made the smallest size and it fits perfect. Fabric is insane, something that has been in my stash forever, asymmetrical batik/shibori/bleach don't even know (lots going on) and silver dots printed over it. So now I have a dress to wear while I finish my tunic from Cal's class. So much closer to that handmade wardrobe.
A L I S A
These are some doll/puppets that I'm working on - a Rabbit, a Goat and a Cat. I finished building the heads over the weekend and so now I have to paint them. I have to make a woven body for the Goat too. I'm totally into making these and am not quite sure how I'm going to display them. I kind of want to make shadow boxes for them and crochet and weave other stuff to jam in the boxes with them - not sure yet, we'll see.