Monday, January 9, 2012

Dress #1 For HGA Convergence Fashion Show- Part II

I made a muslin of the dress so I could perfect the fit.  Of course, I don't know the measurements of the model who may wear it in the show (if it is accepted by the jury!), so I make it fit myself.  I'm about a solid size 8- pretty average. The dress form is very similar in size to me (size 12 form-ugh!)  It looks pretty dull in muslin, but I think it will be spectacular in the dyed silk.

The dyed silk satin was stitched by hand with running stitches, which were then pulled tightly.  The dye will be applied , and fabric which is not exposed will not absorb any dye.

Dye was applied with sqeeze bottles- 6 different colors of blue, green, teal, and turquoise.

Finished fabric!  The photo doesn't capture all the nuance of the colors.  I'm quite pleased!
Lastly, all the silk chiffon and organza was dyed also-  a very busy day, and my fingers are blue!

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