Ellie Inspired asked about the white shirt in the masthead banner above. She didn't remember seeing the posts. Ellie, I have decided to review all of the pieces in the masthead for you. They were chosen for the masthead because of the way they worked visually together, not because of any particular pride in those garments. I spent an evening going thru all my photos and trying all sorts of photos to get a good color balance and arrangement. There were infinite ways one could have lined these all up and I used Photoscape, which I love, to help me out. It is wonderful editing software that I highly recommend, much better than any other free offering out there, IMO. I used to have Photoshop but it got lost with a massive virus attack and the need to get a new computer. That happened at the same time we moved and the disc disappeared into that place where all things misplaced while moving go.
So, from left to right::
This next effort became my Great White shirt which you can see in a lot more detail on the post here.
There are several posts regarding this blouse if you scroll back a bit. I love doing this type of work as well as love working on beautiful linen. If you have been following lately you know that each summer some sort of white garment gets made and this was last years effort. This blouse received an Honorable Mention in last years Threads magazine Summer Sewing contest. so I have my prouds on with this one.
This bag was also part of the Christmas bagapalooza. Stash story here: This wool was a pleated skirt I made in HIGH SCHOOL, yikes! Many years ago I took the skirt apart and saved the fabric as I thought it was a gorgeous piece of wool. It came from one of the many fabric outlet stores that existed in New Bedford, Mass at the time. Talk about stashing! New Bedford was textile city when I was a teen and there were many back door mill stores where you could buy great fabric cheap. Those were the shopping days, I tell ya! Anyway, I designed the applique, felted the wools, and used some faux leather for the corners. I really liked this bag.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of the masthead design. Thanks, Ellie Inspired for inspiring me to do this post.......Bunny