My year of no purchased clothes is well underway but I haven’t really had to defer any purchases at this point. I made my own piece of fabric for fabric’s sake though. One Christmas, I made towels for everyone and Andre thought he might like the same fabric for a pair of pajama pants, which he has expertly sewn in the past. Well a birthday came and I wove some fabric. I wove it in a small rose path pattern with an easy to remember treadling sequence. It’s been cut off the loom and sent to the tailor.
Then it gets complicated. I made a scarf for a friend of a friend of my DD. The wearer has been replaced by a new bare neck and a second, albeit slightly better, scarf has been requested. I worked up a shadow weave. I’m not sure if this is leaving my house yet though because it feels luscious. The two colors, variegated tencel, and alpaca wool, are too close to really work with shadow weave, which can be a tricky weaving pattern because you use each color every other row. My feet refused to cooperate. Sometimes I would be muttering #1 to myself and look down and find my foot, which I thought was on the first treadle, actually on the fourth treadle. Happily, these mistakes, like most of the pattern, can’t be seen.
This got me thinking about weaving and sewing something for myself. I think I’ll make a vest for a big event in DD’s life, for me. Maybe I’ll look as handsome as this guy.