Then camps started, and I started driving hither and yon. Fourth of July arrived and we spent the day watching the parade and hanging out (Cute parade with the hit of the parade being Tiny the Lamb, she even has her own Facebook page.) Then drove down to the harbor to watch the fireworks. The harbor was filled with sailboats. It was twice the fun (pun intended) as the lights were reflected in the Sound.
Then we had guests for the weekend. They were our first since moving here in December, and it was great to have them and a real motivator to get those last few boxes unpacked and get the guest room set up. Now we are ready for more visitors!)
Now my goal is to have 12 coats/vests with at least two of each size (XS, S, M, L).
Each coat or vest is made of some recycled piece of clothing be it a pair of pants, wool slacks or a men's coat.
I then make up the rest in new fabric that complements the old, and then each piece is lined with beautiful new fabric. Each coat or vest has something unique be it ribbons (my favorites are from LFN (Laura Foster Nicholson, and if you haven't found her yet, click now and don't wait!), but sometimes something a little plainer works), wool appliqué pieced from leftovers from another coat, or embroidery.
I have been so busy sewing that I have not updated the blog in ages. Just wanted to take a quick moment to update. I having been listening to old podcasts about crafting and one woman talked of her documentation of her process of making yarn from sheared wool on Instagram. So, I am trying to document the process of making some of my coats and vests. Take a look at Instagram and see the men's wool cashmere coat being cut apart and remade.
If you are near Seattle, come to the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour and look for With Needle and Stick!