Sunday, 28 February 2010

Return of the Jedi Shirt

This is a shirt I made for Steve for Christmas. I made it out of a bed sheet I found at the Op Shop near our house. I made up the pattern (the same one from the blue shirt I made a couple of months ago) and used old bakelite buttons that my Dad gave me, they are a lovely deep red. It's a bit crumply because we took it out of the washing basket to photograph it.
Background mess courtesy of the D.S.Ls, photo credit to Samuel J. Davison, Salty Sea Dog credit to Steve Lynch.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Rainbow Dress

I made this dress for a final project in my painting class in first year. It is a full circle skirt, that has been painted, or even dyed with very diluted acrylic paints. The bodice is of black velvet.
I was looking to achieve an effect of overall colour, and was more concerned with the process of dripping the paint onto the fabric than what the end result would be- we were studying abstract expressionism at the time...

The closure is a zip at the back, that wasn't the right colour, so I painted it black.

Photo credit to Samuel J. Davison.