Friday, May 28, 2010

A lovely little dress

Okay. I know it's been a while since I posted, but life gets crowded sometimes.
So here is the first of my little updates on what I've been up to...
I made two entries for this years' Sydney Royal Easter Show Arts Section.
This dress was for the wearable felt category. It is a nuno-felt construction using hand-dyed cotton gauze and tissue silk as the base fabrics. I have used a resist template and so i is made without seams. Which means it is fully reversable.
I solved the problem of how to make the flowers around the neck work on both sides by putting them on a few beads. By doing this the flowers can be flipped to one side of the fabric or the other.
I love the idea of getting two dresses for the prices of one. Someone else did too. It sold at the show which is great, but I don't have any idea who bought it. I'm sure they will love wearing it as much as I did making it. I also managed a Highly Commended for this piece.