We've made no secret of it around here that our two very-favorite trims in all of fabric land are ric rac and pom poms. If there is ever a way to include them both in a wacky tacky "Sew What?!" project, Mr. Tiny will find it!
|Mary is only pretending that she doesn't know what to wear to the wedding of ric rac and pom pom.|
Don't be fooled; she's wearing the answer.
I don't know that I'll ever understand my thought process but for some reason this ensemble reminded me of something a mid-century fashion maven would have worn on safari. Since we're a long way from the Serengeti, we were going to have to settle for a suburban safari.
|Like any good (style) hunter, Mary wears a mix of camouflage green for cover and bright orange for safety.|
The outfit began with a blouse that I made several months ago; the coordinating sun hat came next, with just enough remaining ric rac to replicate the blouse's stripes and just enough material left over from the blouse to make a matching scarf tie.
|The ric rac on the sleeves of the peasant blouse was applied by machine but the bow was tacked on by hand.|
Nearly all of the vintage ric rac came from the sewing basket of my great-grandmother.
|When I found the tangerine twill (a grandma hand-me-down) in my fabric stash,|
I couldn't quite convince myself that capri pants could complete a cohesive ensemble.
|Mary, a huge fan of quirky color stories, was convinced immediately!|
Although she'll probably be extremely chagrinned that I chose this particular musical accompaniment, I couldn't help but think of Henry Mancini's classic to underscore our suburban safari! HATARI!!!
What do you wear on safari - urban, suburban, or otherwise? Do you think you think neon tangerine, olive green, and shades of pink are a Sub-Saharan sensation or a victim of the veld?