I’ve been working on a dress for Lilly’s magazine….. the theme of her first issue is “Yellow”.
I have the fabric that I dyed last week (with turmeric/soapnut)…… A good jumping off point! And I have a new pattern by Tina Givens.
You can see her patterns here:
An all yellow dress is a bit much for me. So I eco printed some strips to add contrast in the ruffles. And this is what I came up with. I’m happy with it!
The yellow is mellow, sort of a light ochre.
The little bit of eucalyptus dyed ruffle helps break up the monotony of the yellow (yes, it’s true, I’m not a ‘yellow’ person!)
But the fun thing is…. I had made a long shift dress a few weeks ago. I wasn’t happy with the eco printing, it was much too light. (I am planning on over printing it, when the leaves gather in a bit more pigment). This shift was on my dress form and I threw the new dress over it yesterday while we had company over for dinner. And I loved the way the two looked together!!
😀 now I have to figure out how to make an interesting photograph of the dress, for the magazine! With a real person in it…. probably me.
I also have cut out a little dress for Ellie. From two of the fabrics I posted last week. It will be interesting to see if the cochineal/avocado dyed purple fabric changes color when her nappies overflow!