If you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all.
The butterfly dress is coming along. Finished putting it all together. It's very balloony,reminds me of a van Eyck painting of a merchant and his wife the Arnolfini Portrait. https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/jan-van-eyck-the-arnolfini-portrait I am not sure about it but maybe once I put the butterflies on it will look better. Hmmmm, not sure about it. Of course I posted the photo above on my facebook page and got some comments. Some got the idea that it is a work
Butterfly dress a la Mcqeen
So I started making the dress. I made the pattern I use heavy card stock in grey for my patterns, I like the weight of the card stock. After the patterns are all drafted I cut the muslin from a cotton white fabric in medium weight. Since the dress has to balloon I need a stiffer fabric for the muslin as well. I trace the pattern on the fabric. I use a vanishing marker for that. When I worked as a fashion designer, laying the pattern for maximum usage of the fabric was ingrain
So Mcqueen it is.
I put it out there and did get three responses, all yes. Three responses, come on guys, voice your opinions. Not that I was not going to make it, but getting some feedback is nice. I did get a response and a new contact with a wonderful designer that has her own blog on https://pavlovaproject.com/artist-process/ Check it out, her name is Peggy Turchette and it seems that was familiar with my work. How nice of her and how wonderful to meet other artists. any way sometime when
Mcqueen or not?
Started working on printing the fabric for the Monarch butterflies dress. It took awhile to make. I had a wonderful program that would let me crop around an image and remove the background, but the program upgrade to its new version and Win10 compatible did not feature this tool. I must admit that I do have other programs such as Corel paint, but I did not have the patience to figure out the way to work with layers, and when i tried to follow the instructions, I got nothing,