Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Forgotten Dress
I made this dress a few weeks ago for the Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Design Challenge and then promptly forgot about it and moved on to other projects. Thanks Mom for the reminder!!! I wanted to make a more summery sleeveless style for the coming summer.
I made this one with a drawstring neck so you can lengthen the straps as your child grows. This is also great layered over a long sleeve shirt. I'll have to try to get a picture of it styled like that tomorrow.
This idea for the applique has been floating around in my head since last year. I tried drawing it with a marker on a t-shirt but the marker ran all over the place. Then I thought to carve a stamp with the image.
I messed up carving the little details of the face so I just drew them on with a fabric marker afterward. After I stamped it I cut out the dress of the coordinating fabric and appliqued that on.
Carving stamps are really fun and SUPER easy if you have the right tools. I really like the Speedball Speedy-Stamp Blocks and the Speedball Linoleum Cutter Set from Dharma Trading Co. I've carved the harder linoleum blocks before but the Speedball Speedy-Stamp blocks are much easier to carve and I think you can get a crisper image. Try it, you'll like it!