This little project started out as a skirt for Eleanor. But there were left over pieces big enough to cut out a jumper for Josephine …… so I thought, matching outfits! Especially as they will be seeing each other this weekend.
I am hoping for a “COUSINS” photoshoot by Lilly!!
Organic cotton baby corduroy . Shibori dyed with Lac…. sprinkled with turmeric and logwood. Redbud, liquid amber and purple carrots.
photo by Lillian Short (edited a tiny bit by me)
The thought is in the air for doing some collaborative projects….. with me dyeing the fabric and Lilly sewing it into one of a kind garments.
Here is a dress blank that I dyed for her, using a 100actsofsewing pattern. The photos are a bit ‘rough’ as I was trying to take photos quickly with a camera whose battery needed recharging (wanted to get the package in the mail today).
She can still wear this pattern, even though she is quite pregnant! The trick is to wear it below your belly 🙂
Shibori dyed, eco printed linen . 100 Acts Of Sewing pattern.
I guess ‘quick’ is a relative term…. between the mordanting, the shibori dyeing and then the printing, there was quite a lot of time put into them. One of them especially, as I ended up having to over print it.
This is the one that was over printed. My favorite of the two.
And this was the second one….. not MY favorite, but Lilly and Jeph liked it. Looked too much like a Hawaiian shirt for me 😉
Both are silk, mordanted with alum. Maple, cotinus, oak and redbud leaves were used.
I have been wanting to print some corduroy for quite some time, but it was hard to find organic corduroy. Finally found some at https://organiccottonplus.com. It’s pretty soft, and not really thick, so not sure how it will wear. But LOVED the way it printed!
Made a skirt for Lilly to remember my visit.
Linen fabric shibori dyed with acacia. Printed with eucalyptus leaves and seeds, cotinus, guava, and a sprinkling of coreopsis. Rust fabric placed over all before steaming.
I really love the way the shibori dying gives a bit more depth to the over all look of the fabric.
Lost a lot of color….. and it didn’t go very dark, even with three dips. Wonder what I did wrong? Any clues/tips?
I still like it. And it will make a nice summer dress for Lilly.