I have had this green fabric for about two years and have been trying to find just the right pattern for it. The fabric was gifted to me by a Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) member in Montgomery, AL under the condition that I make something unique and special with it. I think the original intention for the fabric was a Renaissance gown of some type and I actually still have enough yardage to incorporate into some type of medieval outfit. This pattern, however, spoke to me first and so here is what became of the first 8 yards, or so. This is me, channeling my inner Mad Hatter.
Two of my friends were at church to greet me today and told me it was Awesome. I was so happy to have the positive response.
The coat fits perfectly and feels so comfortable. The pattern is Simplicity #1732. Now all I want to do is go fabric shopping for some more of this yummy fabric in more colors. I would not have chosen green, but I think it looks pretty good. Now all I need is a green top hat. LOL What do you think?
In other news…This is the last cross stitch that I had left to frame in the stash. The pattern is long lost, sorry. I completed the stitching on this one in 2003. Early in the Millennium we were not in a position to frame or even hang framed artwork (not much wall space in a bus/motor home), so I did several cross stitch pieces and just put them away. I had every intention of framing and hanging them “someday” and that day has finally come. Love it!!
Happy stitching everyone!!