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Blue Diva #1

dress panel hems

Hmmm. It's Saturday night and I have been thinking about a new piece. A shibori dress. Something grand. I have worked on a design this weekend, and decided to document the creation of the piece in pictures.

Cut silk for Blue Diva Dress

I started with a roll of silk and cut 2 lengths, each 6 feet long. Then hemmed the pieces. To get them on one of my poles they needed to be more narrow though, so I cut them in half lengthwise again. Finishing the hems now and will wash each panel by hand and then give a final rinse and spin in the washer.

hemmed square corners

panels and hems
project in process

Rolled hem square corners

Making rolled hems for Blue Diva

Rolled hems in progress

When they are damp I will iron each one and then they will be free of residue and grease of all kinds. In other words, they will be ready to dye. The dress will be called Blue Diva!! It will be my first attempt at such a large piece. I will be trying some new things, so wish me well on my journey and come with me if you like...

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