Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Not the best start
Here's my stenciled fabric:
FABRIC: The rest of my cotton jersey from Fabric.com arrived on Friday. There is a big difference between the Fabric.com Organic Cotton Jersey and the Alabama Chanin Organic Cotton Jersey. Chanin's is much thicker but looks piled and worn right from the get go. Fabric.com's has a much smoother finish but alas is much thinner. I was torn about which will work the best. Since the dress is completely self lined (same fabric on the inside as outside) I was worried that the Chanin fabric might be to thick. When your hanging on to six yards of the stuff it's very heavy. After cutting out the dress I have decided thick is good. It is what gives the dress body, allowing it to skim over the flubber without to much hugging going on.
PAINT: After much deliberating at my local fine art store, Wet Paint, I am choosing to use Jacquard Neopaque Acrylic Textile Color. Picked mainly for the amazing range of colors that there were to choose from. I looked at Speedball Ink but the color choices were limited which meant I was going to have to mix the right shade myself. Jacquard colors require heat setting after a 24 hour dry time.
FOE: The dress project does not require FOE. There is a skirt in my future however so I wanted some. Well let me tell you that tracking down 1 inch FOE is no easy task. I was unable to locate a US source so I ordered mine from HERE in Canada. I received my package hyper quick! Like in 4 days. I have no experience with FOE but am looking forward to giving it a go.
That's where I am so far. Hopefully I am over the hump and can make some progress this week.