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The legend has many interpretations. The most famous is the Irish story of Leprechauns leaving pots of gold at the end of rainbows. Or something about fairies leaving the gold to be guarded by Leprechauns. And sometimes there is an old farmer and his wife involved in the myth. I think the point of the legend is mostly the same… Because a rainbow is a circle arcing across the sky, and you can only see a portion of it, the end of the rainbow does not really exist, so the pot of gold is never attainable – meaning that you can keep following that rainbow looking the reward of a pot of gold, but you will not get there to find it. (geez, that sounds kinda pathetic now that I type it out…)
Let’s try another interpretation… Some versions of the A Pot of Gold at the End of a Rainbow legend take a spiritual theme. Such as, if you chase a rainbow only expecting to find a pot of gold at the end, you will be disappointed. In other words, enjoy the journey. I guess if you are traveling a rainbow, that’s a reward already.
Because it is St. Patrick’s Day this week, I chose the A Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow legend to contribute to the For the Love of Legends Blog Tour hosted by CraftingCon and Phat Quarters.
For the pot of gold, I needed a gold fabric pocket. I re-purposed a dance costume to get the gold fabric. The rainbow needed to arc across the garment to end in the pot of gold, or the pocket in this case. I pulled one of my favorite patterns for adapting a theme to a wearable garment. It’s a flirty apron pattern called the Jezebelle Apron by Handmaiden’s Cottage Patterns. (I featured the same apron for The Day of the Dead Celebration HERE and again HERE)
The apron pattern is completely reversible, although that is not needed for my adaption today. The pocket is gathered and rounded, and looks perfectly like a pot of gold.
The rainbow, however, was a bit of a struggle. The apron bodice is fitted with princess seams to make it so flirty. My vision was to have a quarter of the rainbow arc across the right side into the pocket on the left side skirt. Getting the curved shape of the arc across the fitted bodice was challenging to say the least. This project spent many nights in time out when I just couldn’t look at anymore. — ever have a project that just needs to sit in the corner until you can work with it again. Finally, I found this rainbow ribbon in my collection, and borrowing a ‘mannequin with boobs’ from my friend, I was able to achieve the arc that I wanted. Then I just stitched 5 rows of ribbon following the arc with gold metallic top stitching, and I had my rainbow!
And I have to say, I am very happy with the results! I managed to represent a favorite legend in a wearable garment! Not to sound too trite or too cheesy – I followed the rainbow long enough and found a pot of gold.
Thank you to the ladies at CraftingCon and Phat Quarters for another FUN and Challenging blog tour.
The Wholesome Mama•Skirt Fixation•Amazing Adventures Of Bubba and Bug•Bella Sunshine Designs•From-a-Box
Wild + Wanderful•The Fairy Dust Bin•GYCT Designs•The Kisses Co.•Call Ajaire
Handmade Boy•Mae & K•create3.5•Pear Berry Lane•Sewing Mama RaeAnna
The Inspired Wren•Rebel & Malice•Sew Starly•XO Jessica•Falafel and the Bee
PenSeb&Rox•Knot Sew Normal•Beatnik Kids•Lulu & Celeste•Swoodson Says•Friends Stitched Together
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