If I have something to do...like say, clean up after a major flood in my basement....
All of sudden, like out of the blue, I get a hankering for creating.
Call it odd.
I don't know.
If I HAVE to deal with something, I usually don't.
So when our basement flooded last week, and I sank into a wet soppy ball of saturated mess...I did what I had to do.
EC did the majority of the clean up with our friend, Jeff.
32 gallons of water sucked out of the studio carpeting ALONE.
I came up stairs and began sewing.
I'm really good like that.
I like to get things done.
Sewing was on my list.
The flood was NOT.
So, I took some vintage fabric I had and started making pleated ruffles. I didn't know what they were going to be attached to..I just made them and threw them on a heap.
Then, the flood happened.
So, I grabbed this wool J Crew sweater that I bought at the local thrift.
Added some ruffles from the heap.
Made the sleeves bishop-esque and turned it into this!
It is actually still cold enough here in New York to wear this sweater...
maybe I'll grab a book and go to the park!
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