Diane Ericson came for an overnight visit last week. She came over the hill from Ashland (90 miles, 1 1/2 hour drive), and we spent 2 days in the studio sewing & playing together.
|Diane wanted to make a dress using Vogue 8975, and her starting point is the orange toned plaid, Mankato Double Weave, so we headed out to the barn to find companion fabrics.|
|Out in the ArtBarn, Diane shows Shelley and Diane a fabulous pieced and embellished piece of fabric she is working on.|
|Back in the studio, playing with the possibilities. Diane works organically, trying out different combinations.|
|The gray check could be a pocket flap.|
|Maybe a bit of cording. At one point she disappeared and I found her out on the deck doing a bit of her trademark hand stitching.|
|The dress in one of its many and ever evolving incarnations.|
At the end of day 2, she packed it up and took it back to her studio to finish.
|Diane arrived wearing this great T-shirt which she made using 3 recycled T's|
|Turns out she had been inspired by a T shirt I bought in a shopping expedition in Ashland at 250 Main, one of my favorite stores. I love to shop as well as to sew and this is perfect for Paris and Italy.|
|Diane was taken with the asymmetrical neckline.|
|So she incorporated it into her T....which, she says got more complex and more fun as she worked.|
It was VERY fun to be in the studio with Diane as she designed, cut and sewed!
|Check out the back of Diane's T as she examines the purchased one (a Rundholtz Black Label, one of my favorite RTW designs.|
|I sewed a jacket for Paris using our new Silverplate Linen, a fabulous fabric, using a jacket design for a pattern to be released in July. I needed a light little spring jacket that will work for cool days and will go with my basic black/gray pants and tops.|
....and I love it!
|Button consult with Katherine...found the perfect buttons.|
|Such FUN to sew and hang out with Diane!|