I am all settled into my new studio space and have been rearranging and working as I go. We had a whole lot of rain for 4 days and while the new space was nice and dry, the original old part sprang leaks. sigh. This spring the roof tiles will have to be taken off and new tar paper laid down which will be a time consuming ordeal. So in the midst of moving into the new space and trying to organize I had to pull things away from the leaks. I'm not going to show you that mess.
But I was able to accomplish a few things. I began putting together these garments. Things are just pinned and adjustments will be made but this is how I start.
A Cut Loose brand flannel jumper sent to me by my friend Pam. Black lacy frills and rhinestones will jazz this up.
A gently worn to softness flannel shirt with a vintage crinoline to attach. The waist will have a draw string ribbon so the waist can be cinched to fit and flatter.
Dyeing dupioni silk bias ribbon strips for the Tucson Bead Show. I'm teaching ribbon dyeing classes while I'm there and students will be able to dye their own ribbons in various colors and techniques.