The inspiration and process for this garment is sort of scattered in the blog and I've been meaning to put them in order for some time. Now is as good a time as any..
In The Beginning:As usual I had a set of goals before I started. I like to have specific goals and I always add extra challenges for myself. And this doesn't mean that both the goals and challenges aren't flexible and subject to change ...which happens often.
1. I wanted to use all jewel tones which would be clearly out of my comfort zone....both to work with and to wear. I had to search my stash, make a couple thrift store trips and then Cathy Kizerian sent me a much welcomed bundle.
3. Last but not least I wanted the theme to be birds of my garden. I would stitch them all off block and add them later.. Luckily I am blessed with a large variety of colorful birds in my garden.. Here are the birds I chose to use on the garment. Of course there were a few interlopers such as my dog Morris, a lamb etc.