Here we have a little haberdashery*.
1. It comes in small sizes and
2. It's only slightly fancy.
The vest is fully lined with some vintage fabric that I wish to Pete you could see in these pictures. I love offering it in my spring chinny chin chin collection (becoming available online soon) because it is a piece that holds true to my ideals about re-purposing and upcycling, and yet it's totally fresh and new. Since this is the first time that I am going to accept custom orders, it is really difficult to balance the convenience and customer satisfaction of buying fabric by the bolt, with the 'green-ness' and uniqueness of using vintage fabric. One of the things I have always loved about working with vintage linen is that it provides certain constraints that limit the scope of the project. In many ways it feels more triumphant to have crafted something satisfactory from a challenging, existing piece, than it does to cut patterns from brand new, flat cloth. Sometimes I think of it like haiku. Bear with me here for a second... Its working within a form and within a limitation, but the expression that comes out of it is still limitless. Acknowledging that limitlessness feels authentically creative.
The best news I have received lately is this:
Arlen has announced that I am his best friend.
is my best friend?