Sunday, July 11, 2010


Title inspired by a comment made by my friend Janine.

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey! :-)

I've been missing all my bloggy friends.

I'm out of the loop lately due to hecticness surrounding custom orders, the same time as the hectic sewing :-/-- and eyesight that's getting worse . (Too much radiation from computer I'm thinking!)

But I will be back in the mix soon...
I just had to come share this new piece:

Of course, I can't take too much credit for it, cause it's the fabric that makes it. Don't you just love it??!?!

Well, I was reminded by Ms. Keena of Keena's Closet that they're called "kaftans". (The name just wouldn't come to me.) When I was in the process of making the garment, I was trying to come up with a name.

Recently I decided that it'd be called a "Saleta". "Why?" You may or may not ask. :-)

1. Telas=plural word for fabric/cloth in Spanish.

2. Saleta=telas spelled backwards with an 's' added on.

3. I adore the Spanish language.

So, I'm officially a word maker upper!

Nevermind the fact that I later learned "Saleta" is someone's last name!

I look forward to making more of these once I find appropriate fabric.


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Emma's Mom said...

Looks easy and breezy =). Fabulous fabric. I feel you on the custom orders. I'm not suffering from a case of the too manies, more of a case of the "I've made it and now you have an excuse every time its time to pay for it"... sigh. Its great when we have the power to move on to the next project though... newness always has a way of making things better.

LoverofWords said...

I actually love the shape of it... I don't think I could get away with the fabric but I think I would lie to make one for myself.
How are you by the way?

boatx2 said...

i LOVE it.


Love, love, love...

fly tie said...

thanks ladies! :-D i adore it.

@ bar b.--tell me about it! sis, go 'head and implement that, "pay me at least half upfront" rule, ha!

@loverofwords--they are super simple to make! can't wait til i get my hands on the appropriate fabrics. i;m gonna be pumping these babies out like a mad woman.

and i am overwhelmed, exhausted, etc.etc. but still gratefull to be alive! :-) thanks for asking.

(gotta see if i have you on my blog roll...)

Newness of Life said...

I adore kaftans. I own a couple that I discovered while thrifting. I use them for lounge wear. They were a favorite wardrobe piece while preggo. I'm looking forward to seeing you create more in different fabrics.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

GIrl I love kaftans!!!! Is this one for sale in your etsy store? I just might have to treat myself.

fly tie said...

aren't they great!?! and yes ma'am!

Gallery Juana said...

The tela is a winner and I like your idea of making a new word: saleta.

A Cuban In London said...

I love that name: saletas. It's close to 'saeta', a style of singing in Spain.

Nice to have you back.

Greetings from London.

Эленна said...

Super! beautiful dress :)