Saturday, February 20, 2010

just a noisy hall where there's a nightly brawl...

Eva bloomers
Originally uploaded by I Will Fly design
and all that jazz! I am pretty sure that fashion-wise I was meant to live in the 1920's. That would mean living through the 30's and 40's, though, and that doesn't sound like any fun at all.
Here is a project I made from things I had in the closet and hadn't any plans for when I was trying to distract myself from another project (that seems to be taking forever and is dropping pretty low on my "love it" list).
I don't think I have ever made anything to sell using my rolled hemmer (it makes those tiny thread-covered hems you find on the edges of things now and then), so I thought I would give that a shot and make some retro 20's-style bloomers.
On the whole I am happy with them. I can see lots of ways to use the concept with different colorways, and want to fuss with the pattern (I didn't really use one for these, I just went ahead and figured it out as I went along) for future models, but I like the flirty flapper feel.

The weather here is trading off between beautiful and sunny weeks when the cherry trees all burst into bloom, and dismal rainy weeks when you don't see the sun for seven days in a row. Of course, I keep making projects on the nice days and then ending up trying to take photos on the blustery days! Just my luck!
And I also have new neighbors. They are very nice people and have a really precious cat and tiny dog, but they keep popping into the back yard while I'm trying to take pictures! I'm naturally pretty shy and get SO embarrassed!