Sunday, July 08, 2012

This and that

about describes what I have been up to the past couple of weeks.  I dyed, overdyed, then used Paintstiks with a rubbing plate to make this cotton/lycra knit fabric. I plan to turn it into a simple kind of tee that shows off the fabric.

And I threw two rayon scarves I did a few weeks ago into a bleach bath, in the hopes it would improve them.  It did.  I think I will have at one of them with the Paintstiks too.

I have been sewing- not for me, but for Shannon.  I am about halfway through this dress I let her talk me into.

I'm doing the version in the upper left corner- thankfully, the fitting part has gone smoothly.  I haven't made anything this fitted in years, but it looks really cute on her.

I have been thinking about the next Tangled Textiles challenge, Architecture.  I think I have some of my fabrics chosen.

I think I am going to be able to pull off my idea of using architecture as an inspiration, without doing any buildings or parts of buildings.

So there you have it, what I've been up to, which hasn't involved a lot of time on the computer.  We'll see how much I'm able to get done on the dress in the evenings after work!


upstateLisa said...

dyeing knits.. how fun! I wish I could sew better with them. I love those text prints (just bought some of one of them in grey and black).... wondering what you will do with them!

What Comes Next? said...

I like the look of that knit - nice job with the dyeing. It will make a cute T-shirt. Can't wait to see your challenge piece - I do like text fabric!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Text fabrics for the challenge piece, you’ve got my attention!
I just bought a little bundle of text fabrics as well!