Friday, August 28, 2015

New Projects

I've been playing around with a new jacket design and the two fronts are finished and I am about to start the back. The drawing is the back's design. It will continue to have the vertical lines and miters at the hem. I was standing in the light which made the left side in shadow when I shot this picture. Live and learn. Silk Garden and periwinkle superwash merino. At this point I think there will be a button band added to close the jacket.
I've also gotten the bug to sew some more tunics, since I recently found a bunch of great comfy leggings, the new replacement for sweatpants! No sweatpants allowed in my wardrobe. 
  

 I have all these new batiks (and some vintage ones) which I can use for the tunics I plan.
 Notice the little toes standing on the stool to photograph the stash.

6 comments:

  1. Melody,

    I have been enjoying your emails ever since I discovered your work last year at the quilt conference in Chattanooga. Your designs and colors thrill my soul.

    and on a bit of a more somber note....

    My husband died unexpectedly in May. I have seen several memory quilts of some of my new friends in grief support groups that I have been attending and thought that I would like to do the same with his dress shirts. I am writing to see if you have any interest in such things and if so, how much you might charge to create them. I am thinking of lap quilt size perhaps around four by six feet.

    My email address, in case you are interested is pamelacanler@gmail.com.

    I love your gardening, as well. It has also thrilled me to see you create so many beautiful quilts this summer from your scraps.

    Peace,
    Pam

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  2. I have been loving tunics lately too. Do you have a pattern for the one on the right? It is hard to find one with the right neckline. It is always fun to see what you are up to.

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  3. Love this new pattern. Have you thought about making it a vest (sleeveless jacket)? I would love a vest. :-) Judith P.

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  4. Lovely colors. Looking at all that fabric(almost) makes me wish I could sew clothes. But what I like about making quilts is that they don't have to fit anyone perfectly and there aren't any sleeves to insert into armholes. Happy sewing. Julie

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  5. Deb from Kingston, Ontario, CanadaAugust 31, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    I, too, am a leggings officionado!!!!! I recently had my third knee replacement-I am 56- and wore a leg brace for 4 years, thus the leggings (much more comfortable to wear a brace over the leggings than under pants). Anyhow, love your tunics. But to make mine more wearable, especially when I am sitting, I widened up the hemline, and got into "shark bite" hems (longer on the sides, shorter front and back) and angled hems(often uneven, pointed in front and back). I have had many compliments on them! Go see "Coco and Juan" on Easy for some inspiration.

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  6. Deb from Kingston, Ontario, CanadaAugust 31, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Darn auto correct. That should say ETSY not easy. Oops!

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