The Great British Sewing Bee seems to be going for fashion decades, at least so far (the fabulous 50’s last night and ever-so-varied 80’s next week). However, I’m sticking to my guns and staying with my art-inspired theme.
For week 2 I’ve gone sew arty, inspired by Modigliani’s ‘Woman with Red Hair’ –
Now you might think that this is cheating. Deja vu? Black. White. Big white collar. Again. But no. This sew-arty challenge is completely different… Or, at least, dastardly difficult (for me).
To start with, to be true to the Modigliani I’m going to attempt to
- add sleeves ( a sewing first for me)
- find a suitably light and diaphanous white fabric for the collar (my GBSB ‘sheer’ challenge)
- work out how to make the collar and attach it
A dastardly difficult dress! Might have to make it a top as I’ve only got 1 metre of black fabric to play with (so much for staying true to the Modigliani…)
Wish me luck with my Sew Arty Challenge : The Modigliani (it’s not the Great British Sewing Bee but click on link to see how I manage to cut my coat to suit my cloth…)