Saturday, June 13, 2015
Simplicity 1662 Skirt - Painting the Fabric
I posted this picture to Instagram last week and both Sheila and Oonaballoona wrote that I should paint the fabric. At the time I posted the fabric, it was a beautiful and dramatic black and white print.
Then I ran it through the washer and dryer (without a color catcher because why would I need one?) and ended up with this dingy piece of fabric...
All of a sudden that "painting the fabric" idea seemed really great. Now I have some fabric paints on hand but they've been in the drawer for a little too long. So a trip through the garment district led me to SIL Threads where they did have fabric paints. I bought five pots - red, blue, yellow, green and purple. That extra red is from the stash that actually was still okay!
After double-checking the paints, I found a white one that will work to mix colors and possibly make some pastel shades. I decided that I needed to paint a sample because I don't want to paint the entire yardage, only what I need for the skirt. Also I don't want to practice on the final garment pieces.
Here are a few pictures of the samples ~
This is going to take a minute to complete and is the first of the two projects I mentioned in my computer moan post. The second one will be up on the blog soon. It's not an easy project either...but I only work four days during the summer (my job has summer Fridays) so I'm up for some meaty projects after the sewcation week.
Hopefully you won't mind me sharing some progress posts cause I'm gonna need all the encouragement I can get to make it through this project! *LOL*
...as always more later!