I've received some touching emails, asking where the heck I've been. I have nothing compelling to report. I've been... well... busy. I have made a few things (just a few), but I have only pics of the vest for this post.
I first made this Burda vest a little over a year ago. It's been a great piece in my wardrobe so I decided to make another one. I bought one yard of this wool in Santa Fe two years ago from Santa Fe Fabrics which has, sadly, since closed. The wool has yarn felted into it. You can use either side as the outside, but I preferred the side that is more muted.
This version of the vest also features:
- Stretch taffeta side panels and lining.
- A double-ended, custom-length zipper from Zipperstop.
- Pockets that I call "Covert Cavity" pockets because they cleverly hide a pocket inside the pocket.
Have you seen it yet? Have you seen the Pantone color for 2016? Except it's not just ONE color, this year it's TWO.
And, well... just take a look:
Yes, it's PASTELS. Pastel pink and pastel blue.
It really doesn't matter to me, in the big scheme of things, as I am not subject to the vagaries of these fashion colors—I have a deep fabric stash and black is always in, no matter what other colors might be au courant.
One of my sewing pals is thrilled, as these are her favorite colors to wear. She might want to gear up for some shopping. The next year or two will be the perfect time to buy these colors in accessories—bags, shoes, scarves, earrings.... If you like these colors, get ready!
Otherwise, join me in patiently waiting it out.
I joined in another Instagram photo hop for the month of November, this one sponsored by the blog Bimble and Pimble. Seriously, why do I keep doing these? I like how the daily prompt makes me think, but every day for a month is a lot!
Here's the summary, in case you find it interesting.
I can't believe the weekend is gone already. I hope you have a great week!