Here's a picture of Phinny after she made herself into a Jessica Stockholder sculpture:
This is what she does when she hangs out while I'm sewing.
That was just for fun. Now the serious sewing stuff.
All the time all the time I am thinking I should just kick this whole re-purposed fabric thing and make it easy on myself. Then I can't find any fabric I like, so I'm back to finding the kind of well worn, durable finishes I get from old fabric, and its Groundhog Day. (Plus there's a whole "Save the Earth" element going on there.)
Here's a recent scarf from striped sweatshirt and a tomato red t-shirt. I simply sewed a bunch of diagonal pieces of the sweatshirt together and sewed them flat onto the red, leaving the seams undid. Everyone liked it though, so we've designated it a Family Scarf.
And I made this other one out of t-shirts.
The scarf is not a winner, but in making it, I realized I am the winner of "World's Most Dumb Sewist Award". Why, you ask? Oh just this super obvious little thing about it took me like four years to realize that seams with a topstitch will fold over when you sew them against grain. Oh, so that is why it has happened to every damn knit thing I've topstitched a seam on for the last four years.
Yeah, I'm a real expert after working almost exclusively with knit fabric for this long. A reeeeaaal National Treasure of Knowledge right here, my friends.