My mail today was pretty exciting! I opened an advance copy of Altered Couture Magazine that contains my up-cycled top as a feature article! This Stampington magazine is ‘The Ultimate Guide for Artwear Enthusiasts” – which, I suppose I have become since this is my absolutely FAVORITE type of creative sewing.
The 2 piece knit top from the late 60’s was my late Mother’s, and the grey silk T belonged to my Dad. It turned into the perfect garment to wear to my daughter’s wedding – and, in a sentimental way, made me feel like Mom and Dad were there with our family to see her marry the man of her dreams – a true answer to prayer. I was touched when the magazine editor asked for a picture of my parents at their own wedding to include in the article.
I share much more about this creative process and the construction of this garment in my Blog Post HERE.
Sew…now I have yet one more ‘publication’ to put in the box, but today – I’m proud to share. Pick up a copy when they hit the newsstands soon. I think you’ll be inspired by what you see. Extra Bonus: this type of sewing is a cure for fabricholics. Honestly, I rarely purchase new fabric yardage any longer. Hubby managed to wash and dry two skirts yesterday: one a wool sateen skirt and the other of a rayon suiting. Truth be told, I’d likely wear them as skirts only once or twice in the upcoming season. Instead, he escaped the ‘doghouse’ and I have two more ‘Up-Cycle Challenges’.