Added Feb 24, 2010
I guess I am to late to enter the contest- as always- but here they are anyway: my Spring Spats. The applique was inspired by the Alabama Stitch floral patterns. However, I kept it rather simple, I merely wanted the applique to emphasize the organic colour combination of the brown tweed and the plum lining, they are so nice together!
I tried handstitching the applique, but it turned out to be too much, with the herringbone being quite dominant. But I will definitely try that again when I make them in solid colours.
As for sustainability: all my spats and gaiters are made from leftovers and cut-offs from the fashion industry, small pieces that are perfect for small accessory projects. The materials are high quality and I put a lot of care in the sewing, with double seams, piping and such- I want my stuff to last, because that also is sustainability.
tweed, wool cloth, recycled materials
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