What I Wore to Work Today: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Dress: Target, new
Belt & Necklace: Target
Librarian For Life & Style chose a Vogue magazine cover from November 1909 as the inspiration piece for Style Imitating Art. I wore my new gray dress for a classy feel, adding black accessories and a necklace with round rhinestones as a nod to the peacock feather eyes.
I ordered this dress in both gray and black with the plan to keep whichever I liked better. I ended up keeping both — I figured at $23 each during a sale, it was worth it.
This week’s Style Imitating Art inspiration piece is a street mural known as Brummel by the artist POSE, selected for SIA by Loop Looks. I immediately thought of this piece I made at a quilt retreat last year. Using the Crazy Mom Quilts tutorial, it was my first attempt at improv piecing with scraps. While I like what I made, I’m not interested in continuing with it enough to make into even a lap size quilt (so much work and time!), and I can say with confidence that I will never make a king size masterpiece like her Scrap Vortex quilt.
The piece has been on my design wall since I made it, waiting for me to figure out what to do with it. One possible plan is to turn it into an apron. I wear an apron every time I’m in the kitchen cooking, baking, or cleaning and I would definitely use another one in my collection. I didn’t get around to sewing the apron this week, so I mocked it up using safety pins and a length of ribbon as the waistband for my Domestic Style Imitating Art interpretation.