Here is actual proof that not all of my sewing is selfish. I do not like to make a habit of sewing things for other people because, generally, they have no idea how much work is involved, but every once in a while I make an exception.
I had so much fun stitching up my other Alabama Chanin projects that I decided to make Mom her own Corset Top for her birthday.
The fabric was leftover from my previous Alabama Chanin adventures so all that I needed was some dye. I picked up a tub of "lilac" fiber reactive dye from Dharma Trading Company on my way home one evening and got to work.
For a bit of contrast, I added some "sapphire" dye to half of the remaining cotton jersey. The difference is subtle, but I really like how the colors came out!
Instead of cutting out the tiny portions of appliqué, I decided to use beads for added texture.
And I added a length of binding along the bottom to encase the raw edge.
I already have another hand appliqué project in mind, but I am not sure if I will get to it before the seasons change. But there is always next year!