my grandmother taught me to sew when i was 11 and now, 53 years later, i feel pretty competent. sewing something to wear is absolutely pure pleasure for me.
so today, after i cleaned the studio, i set to work.
not having enough of the green linen, and not having enough of the grey-blue, i had to improvise. i decided to combine them, alternating the colors for the four pieces needed for the short swing top i wanted to make.
i added a circle of a great black and white linen to both the front and back, and then a long rectangle on one the side. (the black and white linen was, in a former life, a napkin i bought years ago at pier 1 imports.) i satin stitched around the shapes with orange thread.
and there you have it - one top improvised from what i had on hand! i think i'll wear it tomorrow...
: : karen anne