When I get inspired inside a museum, I usually dream of textiles in movement. This is a lovely shrine-like statue that others might find slightly haunting, but I imagine ballerinas in delicate rose tutus. It could be Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker, filled with sparkle and magic. You can find this displayed as part of the regular exhibit at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. This second piece of art is a rattan sculpture. One might immediately think the hat as the obvious inspiration, but I see a flowy gown with a lively, swirly hem supported by horsehair.
This is the Butterick 5209 vintage halter dress I made last month, and I gave it a wear run Saturday night. My biggest concern was making sure my girls were properly concealed behind the halter. No big worries. I did find the neck area uncomfortable with basically no give with movement. It is not a dress to wear on long active days without straining my neck. My next halter will need some kind of elastic at the neck or a slight stretch in the fabric for comfort. If you want to see how I mostly put this dress together. Look HERE at my old sewing blog.
There is nothing like sipping a green tea latte, nibbling on an organic macaron, and knitting. My favorite organic cafe is tucked into the far left corner of a strip mall. I want it to grow so I can always have a table there. You can find La Terra Bakery and Cafe HERE.