Sunday, 5 May 2013

Making things to wear



I have a confession, I love making clothes.
These are the two dresses that I have made this weekend and for once they have evolved without major disaster, (the grey one was for a wedding) and that is a miracle. 
I have been making clothes in this slapdash fashion since I was about 14 and successful or not I have always enjoyed wearing them. For a while I also had a bad habit of making clothes for job interviews  . . . I didn't get the jobs and my partner still has nightmares about one particular outfit known as the 'Ziggy Stardust'.
I never use a pattern which makes everything a little less predictable. These are made from calico and muslin which has been dyed. 
I have been experimenting mixing dyes, soon I am going to try natural dyes in preparation and research for an exciting project later in the year.