For a bit of fun this week, I’ve been playing with fabric crayons to give a bit of interest to a plain grey sweatshirt. And I finally got around to making arms for my dress-form. Something I’ve been meaning to get around to for ages.
A white graphic T and black shorts are the last two items for SWAP 2018. Continue reading “Graphic T and black shorts”
Lately I’ve been thinking about making an Alabama Chanin style top. The idea came to me as I wanted to make the asymmetric top in a recent Knipmode mag, but couldn’t find matching plain and print fabrics. So it would be a good excuse to make my own print or embellished fabrics. I’ve always wanted to make an AC style garment. But I’m not sure if I can actually pull it off. Partly because I live in a rural area, and I don’t want to look like I’ve just stepped out of the paddock in my ripped ‘mufties’. The other reason, I’m hesitant is that I adore good craftsmanship and some of the AC techniques look a little rough ‘n’ ready. So the question is, how to make arty and not like I lost a fight with the lawnmower?
I’m dipping my toe in lightly…. Continue reading “Embroidered owl and Giraffe stencil tees”
This project started off looking for a way to knock-off this Proenza Schouler t-shirt. It is a tie-dyed t-shirt retailing around AU$400 on ShopStyle. I just hope that most of the cost was involved in the labour to make the t-shirt, rather than the label.
My initial thoughts on how to replicate the patterning was to make horizontal accordion folds and then place rubber bands every 1- 1 .5”. The dye would need to be applied in stripes, with a couple of contrast stripes thrown in. My previous attempts at this type of tie-dye hadn’t worked very well, so I thought I’d have a look at a shibori technique called Mokume (woodgrain). It is a stitched resist form of dyeing and creates patterns like you find in ripples of sand at the beach. Continue reading “T-shirt Project: Mokume shibori”
This year I’d like to have a play with different surface art and embellishment techniques. So each month, I’m challenging myself to make a t-shirt using a different technique. To kick off my January project, I thought I’d start with an easy one – iron on transfers.
The project for this was a new set winter pyjamas ( New Look 6216). Yes, I know it is the middle of summer here, but it is a good chance to have a play. The flannelette for the PJ bottoms has a really cute fox print and I was careful to cut the fabric so as to match the prints. I then scanned one of motifs using the flatbed scanner on my printer. Taking a photo would also have worked. Continue reading “T-shirt Project: Iron-on transfers”