Sunday, February 28, 2010

February Knit Challenge

Here is my finished project for the February Knit Challenge I actually finished it two weeks ago and the outfit was for Sian However she refused to model for me So I finally got Molly to agree to a photo shoot I have made it from dyed stockingette which is 100% rayon knit It is a beautiful fabric and I actually sell it from my website
for crafty people to dye and print It is a beautiful fabric very inexpensive fully manufactured in Australia It has a lovely drape and is cool and light to wear. I dyed it first with a direct dye then I printed the humming birds and butterflies on it The humming birds have been hand coloured with diluted sun print dyes They are very versatile and can be used just for painting on fabric One does not have to always process them in the sun They are simply fixed by ironing . This dress was inspired for the Chinese New Year I used the little toggle buttons at the neck as a decoration  and on the back as buttons. They were sprayed with purple sun print so they would match the dress.

9 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous Julie. One day soon some of that hummingbird fabric will be mine, alllllll mine!

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  2. not if i beat you to it Tas!

    Its lovely Julie!

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  3. What a beautiful top. I love the double layer and rolled hem. Gorgeous.

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  4. WOW! Drool! BEAUTIFUL! Very Pretty!

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  5. Gorgeous! Cant wait to buy some more of your amazing fabrics :)

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  6. I wish you lived closer (ok a LOT closer LOL I'm in the states) so I could take some of your classes! Your printing is gorgeous!

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  7. oooh gorgeous, I just love the way it drapes. It looks like a fairytale :)

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  8. Such a beautiful top Julie - amazing fabric as usual.

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