Tonight, I started on my next project. It dawned on me that I didn't tell you all about my previous one...
I am expanding out of the realm of roses... hehe... I tried some autumn leaves this time on some beautiful auburn velvet. It's a short jacket, sz. 20, without a lining. Since it's velvet, it's just a shmata, really, but the collar is a bit heavier so it will provide a tad bit of warmth around the shoulders. It's not completed yet, but here's a few pics. The leaves cascade down in curls to the hem, and they look rather muted straight on. But viewed from an angle, the color really pops. Rich oranges, reds, golds, and metallics make the leaves rich and bright!
I also decided to start putting a "pseudo-watermark" on all the pics, just in case. Since I haven't found anything like this, and I'm sure the idea will get lifted eventually by someone, I'd rather not make it too easy for 'em. Haha! : )
Next up, a vintage recreation of a 1950's women's coat. Grey velvet with some abstracted designs around the hem, ala Van Gogh, but not quite... I'll find an artist that does similar stuff to it between now and when I get the preview pics up.
Until then, live life with relish!