Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Illustration Friday: Stitch

I spent years in Theatrical Costuming, many of them as a stitcher. So I've made a visual quilt with some of the projects I've worked on. The center panel is a rendering of myself working on a large petticoat that went under a Civil War era dress. The petticoat was nick named "The Giant Peach" because it had a peach colored silk over skirt. Several weeks ago my son was creating fortunes for fortune cookies (they aren't as easy to make as we were lead to believe...) and one of the fortunes was "In one of your dreams you will be chased by a giant peach." Just to be silly he asked if I'd ever had dreams like that and I told him "Yes I have." And then I showed him the photo of the petticoat.

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