Because I had a minute today, and because after all the work I've done making sure I won't freeze to death at war the weather forecast now predicts warm temps and sun for most of the week, and because I had a couple of yards of linen that was once the victim of a horrible dye accident* and has since had no purpose in life, I made myself a simple Roman chiton. It's a tube-style, with seams in the center front and back, like the cotton gauze one I made for myself a few months ago (and which has since gone missing, for whatever reason. House gnomes. I have no clue).
I'd seen this on Pinterest in recent months, and thought, hm, I could put nifty little cloak clasps at the shoulders just like this!
|(actually a fibula pin and chain set)|
But I didn't have any cloak clasps. And I couldn't find any I liked. While I was tooling around the sewing room looking for something to do next (to avoid what I should be doing, even now, which is packing), I found a pair of lion's head drawer pulls with a screw back.
|Lion drawer pulls, and some velcro (the fuzzy side).|
|Poking a hole in the fabric with a knitting needle.|
Holes made in velcro with a leather punch.
|There's a piece of velcro between the screw and the|
fabric, and between the fabric and the hardware on
the other side, with the fuzzy side of the velcro
against the fabric to prevent pulling and fraying.
|The front of the dress is sewn to the|
ring with a couple of loops of embroidery
floss tied around the middle to secure them.
|And, of course, all of my Roman |
jewelry is green, except for my
angelite bead necklace. LOL.
* By the way, the horrible dye accident? Was this one. After that horrendous failure, I bleached out the fabric and hit it with another dyebath of blue to even the color out, which it kinda did, but then I washed it with some red after that and ended up with a really, spectacularly awful Barney-purple, which I then rinsed out with a dye remover, and it ended up being the magenta shade you see here. In November I very nearly made it into a Hello Kitty pilgrim bag for a friend as a prank, but didn't get time.