The odd part of social distancing is that ordering online is that sometimes in order to get what you want, you have to get it in odd amounts. Recently, I ordered some black velvet, and in order to get it shipped I had to get 10 yards (thank heavens for coupons) of the stuff.
And now, here it is, in my house. I needed enough for a waistcoat that I had been fantasizing about for a while now. Though I will say that this fantasizing has come mostly from watching one Ms. Rachel Makey, who is 100% the most relatable sewing You Tubber I have seen to date*.
So, I’ll cut my waistcoat and then…. I don’t know. It’s a beautiful, blank canvass. And one that I don’t want to waste.
Sadly, however my brain is a bit stuck. I have plenty of ideas for what to do with the inevitable cabbage that I will create, but I don’t know what to do with the extra yardage.
In the meantime here are my cabbage ideas:
- Pencil case – like an art brush style for my nicer markers and pens
- Watercolor tube pouch – like a shoe tree but for my new paints
- Fancy detached cuffs for my hands/arms – in a Gothic inspired style
Of course, depending on how well I can fit my pieces I may not have enough for all of these ideas.
*Though I will confess to also very much enjoying the content of Bernadette Banner as well, but I find her work a little bit intimidating. Shes just so knowledgeable.