Textile dyeing // A dress inspired by meeting mr Darcy

Meeting mr Darcy dress 1810

My design consisted out of a jacket and a dress. Inspired by the costumes in Pride & Prejudice: with a high waist and prints of stripes, plaids, roses, and dots in bright colours. Continue reading

Colourful plaid skirt // hand-painted with poster paint

Hand-painted skirt

This time I used poster paint instead of acrylics. Diluting it by mixing it with water and textile medium to create transparent paint. I build up the plaid design by applying a transparent layer of paint over another dried layer. Continue reading

Dyeing fabrics with acrylic paint to make a handbag

Sewing project hand painted purse

My last purse had a lovely plaid design in blue and pink. When it was broken, I looked for a similar one. Without results. So I decided to make one myself. After I dyed the fabric, I painted stripes and plaids on it with acrylic paint, and then I decorated it with colourful stitches. Continue reading

Presenting the long skirt and cropped shirt that I sewed

The dresses of the early 1900s inspired me to make this high waisted skirt and cropped shirt. I know it makes me look taller. But nowadays I don’t hide my height or my hourglass figure any more. I am perfect the way I am. Continue reading