I grabbed the chance while the sun was vaguely out this afternoon to take some shots of my finished wearable that I mentioned in my last post. I don't know if the work has helped me sort out some technical issues for my PAP but I'm pleased with the results in this piece.
The bodice uses individually cut motifs from collaged fabric backed with batting to give some dimension, layered with chiffon lacework motifs and chiffon rouleaux. I have to admit I underestimated how long it would take to sew each motif on by hand, but it was the only way to allow the motifs to intertwine with each other as I stitched.
The dress / tunic is double layered so that I could layer the motif edging but allow for other shadows and shapes to form as the 2 fabrics moved independently.