June 13, 2021
Introducing the Iris and Malachite Band! Just kidding. Lewis Ginter has been so full of purple to white irises the past few weeks, I couldn't help but create something inspired by them. And to top it off, a Malachite butterfly dropped in for a rest. I learned so much making this outfit like sewing a button hole, shirring, and adding a kick pleat. Wiring was a bit tricky but I finally got the 3 top petals and the butterfly wings to stay up. And most importantly - though I didn't do it for this top - I learned how to do a full bust adjustment. It was a hot (and busy) day but so much fun. I hope you enjoy what I've created. Garden visitors certainly did. And one in particularly knew immediately that I was an iris. A few thought I was an orchid. Close enough, I say. As always, photos by Adrian Buster, my photographer extraordinaire.