Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm seeing this shape in my sleep...

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.
front view
back view
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.

bodice detail
bodice detail2
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.


Anne B said...

Oh this is lovely, Helen. The simple shape of the dress contrasts with the gorgeous neckline. Fabulous

ferinn said...

I love the last photo where you get the overlap and shadowing.good luck with the exhibition.

Catherine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Helen! I love the subtle colour contrasts and the sheer layers.

sharon young said...

What a beautiful dress, the muted colours really suit the decoration in the wonderful cutwork shapes, and the clutch bag is a delightful finishing touch.
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