Clothing for the Body & Soul

On the Design Wall

The design is now off the wall. It is finished.  I am happy with the results. I wish it had presented itself with a title. Chose not to do any quilting instead I appliquéd circles on the border, the sleeves and the collar.   SaveSave SaveSave

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Posted by rachel on Fri, October 6 2017 » Garments, Uncategorized » No Comments

On the Design Wall

The piecing is all done. I need to ponder it for a while, considering whether or not it will need stitching or other embellishments. There isn’t a lot of time for it present itself as it needs to be finished by the end of next week. SaveSave

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Posted by rachel on Sat, September 30 2017 » Garments, Uncategorized » No Comments

On the Design Wall

After Crimson Forest, I wanted to do something with less piecing, fewer fabrics and less challenging sort of a brain cleaning project.  Last year at PIQF I had picked up this incredible group of African wax batiks at Ananse Village booth, with the intention of making something that shows off the fabrics. I fell in love […]

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Posted by rachel on Thu, September 28 2017 » Garments, Uncategorized » No Comments

Crimson Forest

Completed the blocks for the front.

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Posted by rachel on Wed, September 13 2017 » Garments, Uncategorized » No Comments

Moving along with Crimson Forest

  I got side tracked for a while. I couldn’t decide which pattern I wanted to use for Crimson Forest. I was torn between two pattern styles. My preference was the swing coat, but I realize that I wanted to wear my coat this year. I am accepting that while I love coats our winters […]

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Posted by rachel on Mon, September 11 2017 » Garments » No Comments

Crimson Forest

After my interview with Sandi of Crafty Planner, I was reminded of how much I enjoyed the process of planning and working out the details of a garment so I thought that it would be fun to document from the beginning to the end of making a garment using this space. I have this blog […]

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Posted by rachel on Mon, September 4 2017 » Garments » No Comments

The shouting is over and Boho Jive is done

It all started with me finding a piece of fabric on my shelf, as I was tidying and folding fabric. I am not sure how long ago it was that Kris Nardello and I acquired some Afghani fabrics. It was such beautiful fabric and I had used some of it in a dress years ago. […]

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Posted by rachel on Fri, September 1 2017 » Garments, Uncategorized » No Comments

A detour – Upcycling

One of the highlights of PIQF 2016, was having Corlis and Gayle come and hang out for a couple of days. We had fun doing the fashion show, seeing the quilts and checking out the vendors. One of the many vendors we visited was Paganoonoo. Michelle Paganini, is the owner dedicated to creating refashioned / upcycled […]

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Posted by rachel on Sat, November 12 2016 » Garments, Miscellaneous » No Comments

GETTING STARTED

  One of the challenges of writing about how I do what I do is where to start. As I was pondering my next blog entry, I got a call from a friend asking how I pull my fabrics together for my coats. So, I thought I would start by answering that question in parts. When […]

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Posted by rachel on Thu, November 3 2016 » Garments » No Comments

What’s going on?

I decided I needed to get back to my website. A lot has been happening. I am working on getting the ” Out of the Crayon Box” series completed. I will be displaying all eight of the coats at PIQF next month. I have recently completed the yellow crayon- High Yellow. I am posting a […]

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Posted by rachel on Tue, September 17 2013 » Garments, Uncategorized » No Comments

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