The inspiration for this piece was a Japanese geisha "portrait" print fabric I picked up in New York City's garment district (Robert Kaufman). I was spurred to action by a challenge in the Spring 2003 issue of Quilting Arts magazine. This piece was constructed entirely of fabrics from my stash, with a goal of creating something truly wearable. This is my first attempt at a pieced, quilted, and embellished garment.
Quilting Arts Magazine Spring 2004- Wearables Challenge, page 80 Small Wonders - Embellishment Mini-Quilts and Art Garments Exhibition International Quilt Festival 2004 / Chicago International Quilt Festival 2004/ Houston