In the last ten years or so we've all seen a lot more garment designs from quiltmakers. I did a lot of garment sewing as a young woman and never really lost my love for it. The only thing I lost was the time and effort once I began my working life. I've had the urge to rekindle that long ago passion, too! I thought you might like to see some of the great dresses I saw while at Market!
This reminds me of something my mother might have worn in the 40's. Now it's been updated for our new century!
I think this dress is totally timeless.
Hmmmm....how about a patchwork wedding with that train?
I was floored when I saw this selvedge dress! Gemma Carelton, Jodie Carleton of Ric-Rac's daughter made it! I knew there was a reason I was saving selvedges!
How about bicycle fashion?
And look at this room! Kind of reminds me a bit of Steam Punk and vintage mixed together! This is a new fabric line from Tim Holtz (his first) through Coats and Clark. Wow - Coats and Clark have come a long way since I was a very young sewer! The line is called Eclectic Elements and I want all of it!
I was lucky enough to score 2 fat quarters of Eclectic Elements along with a Shabby Fabrics pattern, some Hillcreek Designs buttons (pattern included) and a spool of Weeks Dye Works 40 wt. quilting thread! Leave a comment telling me if you've sewn any garments lately and I'll enter you for a chance to win all of this! US and International commenters are welcome!