My mother has been passing along all the sewing techniques she's acquired in over 60 years of sewing. Last week, she gave me a sample of a technique called Trapunto. I have never seen the technique.
Wikipedia says the technique is pre-14th century. As an example of the technique, the wiki-writer provided a costume from Star Trek Wraith of Khan in which the collar is Tranpunto.
Tonight I started on making a vintage Aloha shirt. Here's a peek at the fabric I am using:
It was a 2 1/2 yard piece I'd bought at Fabric Warehouse in Belleville, NJ for $2.49/yard. It's been in my stash for about a year. I decided to do a non-serious shirt to help get over the loss of Xena. All the pieces are cut out, I'll start sewing tomorrow. I would have started sewing tonight, but I had to watch the Devils beat those bad-boy Rangers 5-3 to take the series lead. If they can beat the Rangers in the next game at Newark, the Devils will play the LA Kings for the cup. Somehow I think the Rangers will win the next game and we'll be faced with a deciding 7th game.