I went through a lot of adjectives for this dress... redemptive... victorious... reclaimed... restored... repurposed... In the end I rest with triumph because it represents a triumph over doubt and despair.
Fairy tales inspire curtseys!
Each nine-patch block was hand constructed of rotary cut five-inch squares, and each block represented particular memories about a particular person. The original plan was to create a bedspread-sized quilt from all these memory blocks, but unexpectedly, plans changed.
Instead of destroying my work, I decided to take the cacophony of colors and patterns and construct a cheery, wacky sundress akin to this one. I used the same tutorial but modified the straps and simply folded over some blocks for the chest piece, then ran encased elastic around the waist (someone help me with the technical sewing terms for this, please!)
I need to hem it a couple of inches at least. These pictures show it at an awkward length. Just above the knee will work better for my petite frame, playful demeanor and VIM and YOUTHFUL VIGOR! [singing] All the single ladies (all the single ladies!)
Made my list of to-do's for the summer... three and a half days, but who's counting. God, I love being a teacher!