Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Creating with fabric?

There isn't much I can report on art wise today as the Open Studio preparations took most of the free art-time; and the other work I am working on is commissions which are being sent back and forth and being changed around so the whole process will make a good blog post once we're at the end of it all; but in the interim, there really isn't much to show for it!

With the Open Studio , Garage Sale and visitors all done, I am beginning some work for a rather large event in September and I want it to be really good. I am spending my typical time reading, thinking, plotting, planning and trying to find ways to make wall works and book works combine and make sense. It's a fascinating process for me and one I am enjoying - I only hope the work that comes out the other end is OK. But down to how I have managed to spend a bit of creative time this year.

In what feels like my absolute indulgence, I am spending three hours a week at sewing (and then finding time to finish things off at home, but that hasn't happened for a while). Those three hours are simply just mine - no pressure, no commissions, no exhibitions, just fun time to explore and create and make. Bliss.


As we approach winter - altho the weather is still gorgeous here - I need to turn my mind to warmer clothes as I have been busy mainly with summery dresses and tops...

I love the pocket that goes with this dress (above)...



I love this pocket as well (unironed...) using buttons I received for Christmas (thanks Tory)


This reversible fabric is gorgeous.


And here it is being worn at Caren's opening.


This is the reversible fabric but in the lighter tone and you can hardly tell it is reversible...


I drafted this pattern from another top and love the gentle cowl neck.



Happy Days!

8 comments:

  1. There are some serious sewing skills going on here and the results are simply elegant and classy. Love the pocket and button embellishments.That final top looks block printed by hand.Is this your doing?

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    1. You just don't want to look too close on the inside Lesley! I have taken to pockets big time and like how they add a little bit of something without overdoing it. I didn't block print the fabric but you are right - it is from a local fabric shop hand printed in India I think.

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  2. oooh these clothes are beautiful Fiona!

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    1. I am having fun Mo - and enjoying wearing them!

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  3. I admired this when I saw the photo from Caren's opening the other day on the blog - SO my style! Just gorgeous :)

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    1. Thanks Claire - it's little bit more than I would usually do (for that read a bit short) but I bought the opaquest tights I could find and loved it! It's nice to be able to build something to suit yourself so to speak; the fabrics and the buttons and ...

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  4. Lovely sewing, your 'eye' travels well across mediums - very talented

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    1. As I said to Lesley Brenda - don't look too closely the inside, but the styles are nice and suit me and I am learning heaps. I just want to pull everything I like apart now and work out how to make it!

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