I'm so proud to have finished a sewing project for once that I had to show off.
Several months ago I picked up this (cheesy? Wonderful?) home decor fabric from a thrift store. I liked the Asian brushstroke thing, and the little parrot.
For many months I wondered how to use it. Cushions? curtains? Tapestry?
About a week ago I decided I wanted to make a dress for a wedding next month. I bought a pattern and a silk remnant. While I was hemming and hawing about cutting into the silk and wanting something to practice on, it hit me... the best way to decorate with the parrot fabric was to hang it on my closit door.
I folded the skirt-part of the pattern up short to make a top. The hardest part was getting all the images where I wanted them. I managed to squeeze the best motif onto the front and cut the waistband and shoulder straps from the borders. The whole piece, including the lining, fit onto the ... oh... yard and a quarter of fabric.
(Update:) Okay, I think this is the non-blurry one. There's this thing called a flash on my camera. I'm still learning how to use it.
The back view:
On me: (That's my other kitty, Magellan, in my armpit there)
Now I have something to wear to Florida next month. Next project: to make a coordinating pair of capri's from my husband's old work pants!