Yes I have a perfectly lovely plaid silk jacket and skirt, but I've worn it every year for about 4 years and now I want something else. Then I found a piece of dragonfly silk at the local flea market for $1. Yes a buck. How could I resist.
|Philadelphia Museum of Art|
I am not a re-creationist, but I love to borrow elements or "collaborate with the past" if you will. Like all the great designers, really (18th c. revival anyone?) And if they can do it, so can I. I thought I'd use the green dragonfly silk for the scalloped side panels. But to line or not to line? I need to face the scalloped bottom, but the entire side piece? It's going to make it rather thick and there are a few more layers on top. Dilemma. WWWD?
|See the blue peeking from under the green silk? That's the abandoned skirt for Dickens.|
|Old plaid skirt and new turquoise moire, cruelly abandoned.|
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