School has been in session a bit over a month now, and I still haven't cleaned out my studio, but soon...maybe. In the meantime, I have been weaving a bit to give myself a break from sewing. If you are interested, you can see what I have been weaving.
I finished another vest a couple of weeks ago. The floral material for this vest came through a gift. The fabric is a wool cotton blend, and was part of a Laura Ashley dress from the 80's. The original color was beige, so I dyed it a cobalt blue. I thought the color came out beautiful, and really updated the fabric. I then selected a denim colored cotton to complement it.
You can see in the photo above, I embroidered the plain fabric on the sides with a flower to mimic the flower in the print.
Because several people at the studio tour asked about reversibility of my vests, I decided to make this one reversible. The fabric inside is a textured fabric. I thought the vest came out beautifully. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Also, just wanted to say thank you to Heather for including my comments on CraftLit and putting a link on her blog to this one. If you have not listened to Craftlit, you should head on over and check out her podcasts. I love listening to the books she selects, always classics, many I somehow never got around to reading. I especially enjoyed Dickens' Bleak House, not so bleak, and with wonderful characters. I really miss listening to that one.