The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Friday, July 12, 2013

Bastille Day Outfit

 I don't know why but blogger has decided I am no longer allowed to write under the pictures so it will all be happening down here. The top picture shows my outfit I will be wearing to the Bastille Party on sunday. It is also my birthday so I am super excited that I finally get to combime the two. One of these years I plan to be in France on my birthday and enjoy everyone celebrating with me. Awesome. Anyway back to the outfit. I have made a wrap in the colours of the French Flag using 3 op shop tshirts. Under that is a bought tshirt with a picture of the Eiffel tower on it, on the back I wrote the french motto I then stencilled the fluer de lis in egg yolk anbd then I dipped it my indigo dyebath 3 times. I am most pleased with the result. I also indigo dyed the Long sleeved top undernearth. I have alos made myself a little skirt ala Alabama Chanin style, though I made the mistake of grading the largest size up so I now have 8 seams instead of 4. I made it in wool jersey instead of cotton and popped it in a natural dye bath. You may be able to see that at some point the moths have made a visit to the fabric but I just take that as an indication of where to add some embellishment.

The two pics underneath are of my new bedroom, fingers crossed i will be moving in tomorrow. Just need carpet to go down and the curtains and it good to move in. The top picture is from the outiside of the window and the bottom from the door.

x te  

1 comment:

Fiona Dempster said...

Hope it went really well Trace - I enjoyed the costume making very much!