Posted by Susan Liane, The Smuggler's Daughter on 6/7/2017
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I purchased the Madrid Top & Pants pattern from The Sewing Workshop booth at the big SewExpo in Puyallup this last March thinking what a great looking shirt this would make. I'm a big fan of asymmetric hemlines and diagonal features in a garment. Of course, it went straight into the box of sewing patterns that I have been collecting for years - you know the one. It is marked "Maybe I will sew this someday."
And then, a couple of weeks ago I found this cool looking piece of fabric in a thrift store here in Southern Oregon. It is vintage bark cloth, like maybe something for curtains in the 1950s. Immediately, I thought it should be paired with this gorgeous green silk - Comice Pear Silk - and remembered the yet unseen Madrid Top. It was one of those sewing moments when you just know that the muse has arrived. Despite the fact that I have more UFOs in my house then at any other time in my life, I just had to sew this.