And she walked softly through the night....
This is my fancy tassel, my first tassel, I should have ironed the thread before forming the tassel, like Martha Stewart suggested on her website (doesn't she ever tire of being right?).
I hope to steam it straight, but I like that it almost looks like a woman walking with a cape (you have to squint).
This is what they look like without the mother of pearl bead and uncut.
I could see this over a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt. It has a lot of possibilities.
The pattern was sent as a size 36 Bust, since it was a wrap, the "sleeves" fall on the bias, and the sides are not closed.
The 1912 patterns have an "Oriental" influence, and this pattern looks like a stylized Kimono.
I really love the sleeves or wings. I was really surprised to find this one from the 1800's, we really don't invent fashion it's all recycled, so now we've come full circle 1800's, 1900's, 2000's. Metropolitan Museum of Art's archives.
I had to learn how to make tassels out of rayon embroidery thread.
I finally was able to use some mother of pearl beads in the stash.
Happy to save fabric that would have been a muslin and make it into something fun.