|dress finally out of the dye pots; after the first dip I decided the lower half needed more umpf, as I wasn't happy with the hem part and the middle, which is a bit too 'heavy' in comparison with the rest.....and so back into the dye pot overnight.|
|as I still wasn't satisfied with the waist, I added a textile paint print with the 'rolling pin-branch' and now it has more depth/life|
|small cloth path, a landscape|
knowing you would like to see me wearing the dress: tada!
you can't tell from the photo, but I've kept my trousers on here and that works, so I could wear it as a dress ánd as a longish kind of shirt-dress, so it could be worn almost all year round
|detail of a small cloth, with ragged patches which have been stitched on to try and achieve an integrated look; the dog was first drawn with a marker in one go (scary) and sewn with just one thread as the marker also offers definition, just to see how and if this works|
i like it !!!!!!
Yes! to she who wears the dress, to her Hat, to her Attitude!, YES!
and the landscape path...begin at the dots
completely get it Julie! if I didn't have an office job requiring a smart wardrobe, I probably would be wearing clothes that can handle a stain or two all the time.......once retired, I see myself blending in with my surroundings, haha
Jan, I love the fact that clothing is practical, so combining the art with the everyday business of having to wear something is just great
I do wonder Dee, what people who don't know me in person and only from blog-world, will make of me in 'real life'
fortunately there's always the dog to distract them if they are disappointed.
Dana, you are too kind, nevertheless I thank you and wholeheartedly accept your kind words.
for sure the right attitude Grace; the wearing of the hat has solicited quite a few comments (in 'real' life, as well as here) all of them favourable, as I'm guessing those who don't approve wisely keep their opinions to themselves. Wearing a hat this time of year makes a lot of sense as it keeps one warm, dry and healthy! Funny how wearing a hat draws out many stories from various folks, not just what they wear on their heads.
thank you Maria for liking it
Marti I like your suggestion of wearing the dog, however not on this particular dress as the cotton is too thin to support it.....will just have to make another one with heavier fabric
well Liz the process is kind of there, but nothing compared to your notes. Your manner of describing how you get where you do, must have been somewhere in the back of my mind
thanks Deanna, it was a long time in the making
merci Debbie, it's always a gamble with the printing onto something you're almost satisfied with, but it had to be done