GIVE AWAY TIME!!

This was the first eco print of the season.

I modified this dress http://www.stonemountainfabric.com/shop/Sewing-Patterns/Sew-Liberated/p/Metamorphic-Dress-x33459593.htm  by only making the under dress  and lining the  bodice.

The sewing job is not the best…..was hurriedly trying to finish it to wear on my birthday (didn’t end up wearing it…..because it is too big)

The biggest mistake was over estimating my size….. made the size 18! And it is too big on me. So it is now up for grabs, if anybody wants it. I will put names in a hat, if I get more than one person interested, a have a drawing on the forth of July.

Linen dyed with kamala. Over dyed, using resists, with madder. Bodice lining is linen dyed with madder.

For the contact prints… I used japanese knotweed leaves, cottonwood leaves and guava leaves on the skirt. The bodice has an unknown desert plant and maple seed ‘wings’.

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It is a bit pale for my liking…. but perhaps somebody will like it! 🙂

 

 

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The first prints of the season….

……always leave me with doubts of my abilities, thoughts on what do do differently, and millions of ideas popping into my head.

This is actually the second item. A quick tunic to wear to work, to give me a more varied summer wardrobe.

The linen was first dyed with madder, using  cast iron disks as shibori resists (next time I will do all over ‘dots’ to create more balance….and because I love polka dots!)

I then did my contact prints. Used some horse chestnut leaves from last year, coreopsis flowers, and purple carrots. Meant to steam for an hour…… but fell asleep while reading and they steamed over two hours! Yikes!

😦 the chestnut leaves did almost nothing! No discharge. Sigh.

Decided to over print the whole thing. More coreopsis, some turmeric disks, white carrots (? thought I would give it a try…was going for discharge more than color) and liquid amber leaves to replace the chestnut.

Eh?! Not horrible. But not wonderful. Good enough for work!

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