When a customer says "just do that thing you do" or "my daughter love pinks and girly colors". I just go to my fabric stash (read PILE) and I find inspiration just swarming around me. I began this kimono style set with the idea it needed to be sweet and girly. The Mousefeather's dress that the fabric came from had been cut up month's ago and used in another set. I had almost enough for the whole top. I had to figure out a way to make it work. Either the sleeves or the back or even a front panel were going to have to be made out of a different fabric. Sifting through what I had available, the pink Kaffe Fasset fabric was yelling "pick me! pick me!". Not one to ignore anything Kaffe Fassett or his fabric tells me, I did indeed pick the Roman Glass fabric.
Hmmm... mistake? I am wondering. Not looking quite right. What to do. And then, out of the blue (the way most of my ideas show up), I see what needs to be done. I "eek" out the last whole flower basket from the scraps of the dress and applique it on the back of the kimono. That's it! I love it! It has that busy Oilily look that makes my heart sing. This is what makes sewing and creating so much fun.
I have always said I am the queen of "make do". Even when it looks like something isn't quite working, the answer just seems to present itself. It's my job to pay attention.
This doll set is for an 18" Waldorf doll.