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Topic: 4 dresses - seersucker, silk, scalloped, shirtdress and screenprinting!  (Read 3286 times)
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« on: December 14, 2010 05:47:15 PM »

These holidays I'm trying to chew my way through my fabric stash. I have an addiction to buying remnants which means that I have to squeeze garments out of a metre or so of fabric. I was also given silk chiffon by my neighbour, who was a felter and incorporated silk into some of her wraps.
Apologies for slightly poor photos, (hopefully I'll be able to get some better ones) but here we go!

3 bits of chartreuse silk, and a few skerricks of blue checkered silk, with metal buttons. The skirt goes to about mid calf

6 different pieces of purple silk chiffon, in 4 different shades. The skirt has 3 layers. Pintucks and metal buttons.

3 remnants of blue striped seersucker - two light blue and one dark blue striped. This dress and the one above have bias binding around the armholes. This one has pearl buttons my neighbour gave me, and a built in tie that I'm not sure if I like. Also this one has pockets, unlike the other 3.

Finally a shirtdress squeezed out of two printed drill remnants, one 1 metre squared and one 1X0.5 metre piece. I screenprinted a design of moustachioed objects, fruit and vegetables which I'd drawn myself. I would have liked to include pockets and longer sleeves and a fuller skirt but I would have needed at least another 50 cm or metre.

The back

Added bonus: I also made a fancy waistcoat last year out of cotton satin printed with those moustache guys too!

If you'd like to see the moustaches in greater detail, they're here. http://www.louisagiffard.com/blogitem.pl?id=70

Hope you like it!
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010 05:55:59 PM »

Those are all awesome!   Shocked It's amazing how you used such small amounts of fabric!
I love the second one, and the scallop hem on the seersucker one is SO CUTE.
Great job!  Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010 05:57:00 PM »

Wonderful dresses!  They are all great.  I especially like the first one and the striped one.  But... I absolutely love your screen printing on the brown dress.  Hilarious.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010 06:09:02 PM »

the print on that last one is so dang cool!

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010 06:56:45 PM »

I love them all!  I have to say the first one might be my favorite though, that green is just awesome!
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010 09:06:53 PM »

Everything looks fantastic!  Maybe try not buttoning that top button on the brown moustache print dress.  Hitting this ROCKS!

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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010 01:53:31 PM »

Aahh, I really love the third dress, the ruffles on the neckline are really cute!
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010 05:06:48 PM »

I absolutely love them. Especially the second one. Makes me want to get on my sewing machine right now.
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