Just a little slide show: production has begun in earnest. All the digitizing is completed. All the appliques are embroidered. 2 jackets are sewn, the third is nearly done. Then I will be cutting out the dresses. The pattern still needs a bit of tweaking...That will happen later this week, after my performance, tomorrow, of The Ophelia Project at Riverland Community College.
When all the sewing is completed, the indigo will re-commence. It is important to dye each completed outfit at the same time so that the shades of indigo more or less match. The vat will weaken over time. The vat also does not like cool weather, so speed is of the essence here. Autumn is upon us. I prefer to do the indigo dyeing in the yard...but will bring the stinking mess into the studio if necessary. Drop clothes will protect most of the space. And, once it oxidizes it does smell of flowers rather than urine!
WEARING MY AGE
I have received a grant from the Jerome Foundation to work on a project that I have called "Wearing My Age."