Oh how I have enjoyed reading your comments! If you're reading this, and you haven't read the comments to red. silk., you really must. I loved the images all of you painted for me, of Christmas skirts and tops, of stockings and pillows. Only problem is, now I'm going to have to buy about 20 more yards because I found myself nodding in agreement over every entry. I do want that red skirt with a black beaded snowflake. I would love the Italian smocked throw pillows. And thank you, thank you Jeannie, for the hilarious poem. I agree. Thank you so much to all of you for playing. It was good to peek into your sewing souls for a second.
And so, without more babbling, the winner, chosen by random.org, is Karen S., who said, "Ahhhh...! It is so gorgeous! I think I would take the red silk and quilt it on the longarm and then make a jacket for my DGD. I would finish the edges with a binding and decorate the jacket front with densely hand-stitched floral embroidery...Hope to win!" Send me your address using the contact form on the right sidebar there and you'll be quilting it up in no time!
What summed it up for all of us, I think, was Chris' comment: "I would love it." Let's get to loving it, shall we?
Now, I'm thinking we ought to make a Christmas dress. That's my story, and I'm sticking with it. I'm thinking maybe two parts, a red silk dress, with a lace...overdress/jacket/shrug...something. I love the way this gold lace looks over the top of the silk.
Also, we have those buttons. Little gold and rhinestone buttons. And 1/2" cover-able buttons. (I tried to find smaller, do they not have smaller than 1/2"?)
So. We need to know where to begin. As always, we need to start with a silhouette. Princess, yoke, A-line? Any design ideas yet? Sleeves? Neckline? Style lines?
Talk to me. Let's do it.