Saturday, February 25, 2012
So I nearly completely changed the plan when I got the fabrics out and played with them! (These things take on a life of their own, you know.) Since I live in the hinterlands as far as fabric stores go, I am mining my own stash for the 1912 projects. The wrap ended up being made of the black net over the white tablecloth lace, instead of the other way around. I lined the garment with black rayon. I had a lovely piece of beaded sheer black and silver embroidered ribbon/braid which had been languishing in the trim box for years. It was perfect to use instead of the lace trim band called for on the pattern. The trim begged for black fringe instead of the white I'd originally planned to use, so that is placed exactly as suggested in the pattern. The only alteration I made to the pattern was to shorten the longer tie end by three inches to accommodate the length of embroidered trim I had. Now, I just need to add a lovely beaded medallion or flower at the top of the ties. Something nice to look for in the antique stores. In the meantime, I will photograph the wrap, perhaps with a brooch there, and post pictures here tomorrow.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
My wonderful friend has set up this blog for me, so here goes! I received the group 9 pattern for the ladies' wrap last week and have gathered together the materials I want to use. I have a lovely off white China silk shawl with fringe from Thai Silks, another piece of matching China silk, some back net and the center of a very old lace tablecloth, the edges of which I use years ago to make a 1912 wedding dress for a dear friend. So my wrap will be made of black net overlayed with the tablecloth lace, and lined with china silk. I'll use some embroidered net lace from my stash and the fringe from the shawl to trim the wrap. I hope to get to the actual making this weekend, between work and a lovely tea dance we have planned for tomorrow afternoon.