Monday, July 21, 2014
Me-Made-Monday 3: Silk Faille Skirt
Dear readers, this post was especially difficult for me, as it comes at the time when the entire world is shocked about the brutal and cold-blooded crime over Ukrainian skies that took down a plane with almost 300 innocent people...
... I witnessed wars... and conflicts... and peace... and at some point your memories become like a sea glass, worn-down, with rounded edges and matt... Until something happens again and a sharp pain pierces you... Why am I writing this? I picked up sewing again shortly after Russian invasion in Georgia, in 2008, a short war that took life of a very dear friend of mine, a fellow journalist. Sewing helped me to cope with pain...
We, sewing folks, seem to make this world a little bit nicer, a little more creative; we manage to find a common language despite our often very different backgrounds. We cannot stop conflicts, but we make this place more bearable to live in. I hope.
Today, I would like to keep the details short. The skirt was made couple of years ago in Susan Khalje's class. It is a high-waisted silk faille skirt, with boned waist. The top was made by a friend in Macedonia, where we used to live seven years ago.
As for the backdrop, it is a German navy ship, one of the biggest, if not the biggest. We were invited to an event that took place on its deck, just where the helicopters stand. The ship, which was having a few-days stopover in the port of Limassol in Cyprus, was on its way to the final destination in Africa where it is now providing safety to ships carrying humanitarian cargo.
... That's it. If you want to share your me-made days here, here is the linky button