Friday, May 14, 2010

Life Outside of the Garden




Every-once-in-a-while I take a break from gardening. I do!

Lately, while the rain has been pattering away outside - making light of my garden chores, I have retreated to my sewing room/studio. My favorite thing right now is gathering up vintage pieces that I have collected and altering them in some way. I am also doing alterations to items from my closet that weren't being worn - and I adjusted them to increase their time in the rotation. Like taking long sleeved tunics and making them into gathered, cap sleeve tunics.

So these designs from YMC of England caught my eye - as I would love to add the details onto simple A-line skirt patterns for my next nighttime 1980's movie/sewing project. Buttons, pockets and pockets with trim. Not too much to tackle, right?

Not allowed to completely forget about the garden, last night I ended up having vivid dreams of our vegetable gardens being ransacked by pests that ate everything. Everything! Some people have nightmares about all of their teeth falling out or arriving to class naked. Me? I dream about garden disappointments and disasters. It could be worse.

7 comments:

Liza said...

Oooh - pretty clothes!

Southern Lady said...

Those dreams sound like nightmares.

Lara Lewis said...

love those clothes! and i totally understand about the gardening nightmares. i've had those, too!

Elsie said...

It's nice to have an excuse to not be in the garden. I am dreaming of a big wardrobe overhaul, as well...

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

Those are so pretty. I showed my daughter. I love vintage inspired pieces. I also have dreams of garden decimation so I feel your pain. I wish the rain would stop and let us get back to the garden.~~Dee

Christina said...

I adore that dress on the top. Man, if you're ever feeling up for a commission, drop me a note.

Leni@indigohousehistory.com said...

It's the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and I too have taken a day away from the garden - sorta - by finally creating the cushion covers for my large wrought iron chair that lives under the oak in my garden. Now instead of the ugly white plastic they will be soft dark denim blue! I've built in loops for hanging the cushions out of the rain when necessary.