Friday, January 10, 2020

just horsing around...

in which our plucky heroine finishes a new blouse...

Modified the Athena Blouse pattern (reshaped collar tips, added peplum, midlength sleeves with cuff bands) The antler buttons just seemed to fit with the colors of the ponies...
This blouse will be part of my Stitchers Guild SWAP 2020 sewing challenge, and my entry in The Sewing Place "Jungle January" contest. Yes, I know that ponies are not jungle animals, but I asked, and "animal print" was determined to include all animals...

My theme for SWAP 2020 is the song "One Misty Moisty Morning" by Steeleye Span. The last verse begins: "...Then lusty Ralph and Robin with many damsels gay, did ride on Roan and Dobbin to celebrate the day..." Roan and Dobbin are horse names, which is how I justify adding this patterned fabric to my SWAP collection

today's gratitude - I had a lovely sweet interaction while on the bus today, when I gestured to a little kiddo that there was room for her to sit next to her mom (who had left an empty seat between herself and myself), implying that it was actually okay to sit between me and her mom, if that was what she preferred instead of sitting next to her dad. There were smiles all around from both the parents. I like doing what I can to be a not-an-asshole-white-person.

2 comments:

  1. That small reshaping of the collar really made this unique and lovely! I would have loved it anyway because HORSES but it's really a beautiful centerpiece for your SWAP collection.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! I like to share how making small not-difficult changes in a pattern can really add variety or personalise a garment. If I can manage to keep my momentum going, I will be pretty pleased with this SWAP (my last SWAP)

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