Friday, May 30, 2008

Spool Art



If you have never heard of Devorah Sperber, you must check out her web page, and when you do, you will never forget her works of art. She makes fabulous "paintings" out of spools of thread. Many of the works are done upside down with a convex mirror in front to view the picture upright. You can see a gallery view of her work here. The images at the left are from her web page.

























Well, my latest endeavors have not been nearly as ambitious, but I have done a little sewing. I made the Adri dress, Vogue 2976, out of a rayon challis. I started with an 8 and tapered to a 14 at the hip. I added vertical darts in the front and back. It is a little snug across the upper chest, but I think part of that is that I needed to cut a deeper armhole, because there seems to be enough ease under the armscye and in the bust. I've made the top before, and cut a 10 and it was too wide in the shoulders. I am going to make this again in a pink and brown rayon crinkle fabric and try cutting the armholes a little deeper in the front. Also, I used prepurchased bias tape, which I'm not a fan of, and maybe it was too stiff and that may be part of the problem. I may have to make my own bias tape for this one. I will have enough fabric left to make a short sleeve blouse as well.. After that, I'm going for brown shorts and a brown light weight jacket.

6 comments:

Paula said...

Wow, that "painting" is amazing! Your dress looks very nice; it doesn't look too tight anywhere. I like your posing buddy.

toy said...

nice dress, and that link!
her stuff is very cool, I will be sending this out for some of my friends to check out

Summerset said...

Cute and summery! I see your dog is again helping with the photo shoot.

Gwen said...

Thanks for the link to the spool art - that is super cool! And what a cute summer dress! :)

Claire said...

I'll go over and check out the art. Your dress is cute and comfy looking.

Alexandra said...

That looks like the perfect summer dress!