Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm Still Around, or Still Sewing for a Higher Power

I've just been busy with the gold vestments. And I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 2 of the 3 priests' stoles are done, and the third just needs a little more poking and prodding to refine the corners before finishing it up.

I also got some feedback from the deacon on her stole. Seems the original version makes her look "hippy", as in "my hips look big" not "I look like I'm from the 60's." So I borrowed a French stole we use for Lent and will make a new pattern from it before proceeding with her stole. Leave it to the French, even their vestments are chic and slimming!!

I'm enjoying working with this project's fabrics. It's hard not to like natural fibers that yield under the sewing machine and iron. More on all that later, but I'm using dupioni silk underlined with flannel and lined with hand-dyed cotton. I'll have to make something for myself soon using the same combination.


meredithp said...

At some point, it would be interesting to hear about how the French stole differs from the ones you originally used.

Martha said...

I'd love to see pictures of the pieces! And it is hard for a deacon to avoid that hippy look. I too would love to know how the French managed it.

patti said...

These sound absolutely lovely, Nancy--and I look forward to seeing what you do for yourself wiht the duppioni/flannel combo!