Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dusting Off the Blog: A Peek at "Nellie Also"

Well it's been ages. No excuses, and a brief apology... irons in the fire must make room for one more. Without further ado, a brief visitation to my worktable for a glimpse of what's coming to

I am inexplicably and delightfully visited by a herd of lovely people from all over the globe who commission GOATS from me; of both regular and anthropomorphic persuasions); the newest 'kid' on my block is named Nellie, and she's getting fitted with a wardrobe of 1940's style dresses constructed out of vintage fabrics. This Nellie is a reprise of a commission done for a collector in Washington D.C., who's a sheer delight to collaborate with... more on her shortly.

The first of three is a sweetheart dress with a shawl collar done up in a swingy black fabric dotted with jazzy orange graphics that look a bit like balls of yarn... Above is a sketch and swatch, along with a glimpse of the dress in progress, below. Once the collar's on, i'm making a smart shrug of that bright, yellow-orange heathered wool to the right of the swatch fabric above. This ensemble also gets a sheer black organza slip that will share double-duty with dress number two...
...which will be an elegant mix of black and silver shot silk and linen with a rose motif on a pieced bodice, and a floral sailor-inspired ensemble, which will show up next post.