So let's face it, rockstar velvet is not for everyone.
This waistcoat called for embellishment when it was given to me by a friend. It is a bit dull and needs some uplifting color, so I took it on vacation to Switzerland.
While in Switzerland I sewed and embroidered imagery from my daily adventures.
This vest is not complete, and I feel the need to embroider and embellish the vest from current day happenings. So it is a work in progress. This is not a boro project, but rather, an embroidery project. When I think of boro, I think raw edge patchwork and this vest has no added cloth.
Last week, I tried wearing the Rockstar Garment out in the world and found the ties to be an impediment to comfort. So I tried it on in front of my Man. We tied the ties, considered creating button style belt loops and then David said the word snaps. I love snaps and feel they are not used often enough. Once he said the word, I couldn't do anything else.
So I held the ties up and David pinned the placement for snaps.
Snaps are it.
When you decide on a garment to play with during the month of December, consider your personality, are you a blazer type but want to jazz it up? Do you have a favorite denim shirt that needs repair? Are you interested in embroidery? Maybe your garment can be an exploration of the Kantha style of stitching. My suggestion to you is to research what you would like to focus on. Here are some of my research ideas: here, here and here. Take some time to find your direction before we begin sewing together.
And hey, if you are having a hard tme coming up with ideas, check out Pinterest and search for Kantha, Boro, heck, anything will send you off on a jaunt. The point is, you need inspiration and a personal focus. Get to it.
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