Friday, October 21, 2016

Running Rain and Wind Jacket

Finally I made a jacket that is great wind and rain proof for running in the mornings!
 This is from a mcCall's pattern #7026.

 I Love the style lines on this pattern.

"I want to know
 what I am
and what I am
involved with by loving
this world
as I do"
David whyte

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Natural Dyed Tee Block Printed Tee and Skirt

Fall - The most beautiful time of year!
A tee-shirt is dyed with cochineal and block printed.

I love doing this block printing!
 It's Apple season!
 The tee-shirt is organic cotton and hemp knit fabric.
 The skirt is a commercial dyed knit fabric.
"Hold to your own truth
at the center of the image
you were born with."
David Whyte

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Alameda Dress and Blue Corn Harvest

I love the style lines of this dress!
 The Alameda dress is a pattern by Pauline Alice
 It has princess seam bodice, wist-line belt, front pockets, and a flounce at the bottom of the skirt! All qualities that I love!
 I harvested my corn today and the colors of this dress are somewhat similar to the corn.
I used a light weight linen fabric and lined the dress with silk. 

 Every year I am AMAZED by the beauty of the corn!
 I lengthened the top part of the skirt about 8 inches! 
 It would have been a very short skirt which I plan to do on a different dress.

I am once again blessed with a beautiful harvest!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Natural Dyed, Block Printed, Self Drafted, Clothes

Here are some clothes I drafted, dyed with natural dyes, and block printed.
 I love this open back on this shirt!
 I used cochineal dye.

 I made all of these cloths with organic cotton knit.
 This is dyed with sandalwood.

 With my peach tree behind full of peaches!

 More cochineal dye.

 This is dyed with cutch - the heartwood of the acacia tree.

 Again more cochineal dye.

 I love the way the dye makes movement!