Monday, July 11, 2016

- Dress for the weather

Patch #193 Dress for the weather



I splurged on a linen dress at the thrift store ... 


Three whole dollars!

"It'll look great on you," said the cashier.

"Oh, I'm not going to wear it," I replied. "It's going to be part of a quilt" (which is what I say when I don't have time to explain slow cloth).

When I got it home, I was beyond happy to find it really was a perfect match for my weather patch cloth ...


Imagine a sun shower ...


a foggy morning followed by a sunny afternoon ...


or a white hot Texas summer day ...


which I suppose, if you turned it 90 degrees, could have been a snow flurry in another life.

12 comments:

Vicky aka Stichr said...

That dress is perfect! For all your reasons and a few I can think of...like backings for slow cloth's, but also many frontings too. Worth the wild expense for sure! {spell ck. did not like my word for plural fronts, bah} I have been reading your adventures in cloth for a few months now, I think from Jude's place originally. I chuckled at your not 'knowing how to make a patchwork' post.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you for coming by ... repeatedly, I might add. I'm glad you're having fun here (autocorrect notwithstanding). And I'm chuckling right along with you since I've yet to make a true quilt ('though who knows what the future holds).

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Perfect, aren't Thrift Shop finds wonderful.

Dana said...

This is great...the weather in plaid. Shadings and poetic nuances are now part of your weather vocabulary. I'll be interested to see how the plaids affect the look of the whole.

Liz Ackert said...

I'm going to try to ease the transition, but it will certainly give a new look and feel to the cloth. As I said to Don (who also wondered aloud how it will look), it was going to happen anyway as my stash of yellow linen was running out.

Liz Ackert said...

I'm a thrift store addict and have gotten quite good at spotting linen clothes (although the linen blends sometimes fake me out). I have noticed a trend to higher prices in several of our local stores though ... so if I'm on the fence, I try to wait until they time out and end up on the deep discount rack.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

PERFECT!!

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you ... I was tempted to actually wear it, but when I tried it on Don said "uh, no ... "

Which freed me to tear into it with complete abandon.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

oh I love his almost wordless comment, our men tread a delicate path.....

Dee Mallon said...

you have terrific color memory! unbelievable match. I'm surprised how often I misremember colors.

Liz Ackert said...

Jamie Lin Wilson has a great lyric about being pregnant ...

"I'll be big as a tree
But you won't say that to me
You're a good man
And you know better"

We always want the truth, but not too much

Liz Ackert said...

Hmmm ... more like I have a great capacity for try, try again. I've gotten it wrong more than I've gotten it right. I dare say I got lucky this time.