This is the final destination of the journey for Summer Ablaze with Reds fabric and it’s overdye process. A garment inspired by the new Saori clothing book, Fuku no Katachi ni Suri, p. 68. – available here. I say inspired because there is a little work with modeling on the figure which helps develop a close relationship with how the design will fall and swing, and live on a real person. The fabric is 100% silk and the hand dyeing process all adds up to a very happy garment, I think. The reds are quite rich and reflect the overdyeing with Drimerene Morrocan Red!
For myself, adventures into creating my own clothes with my woven cloth are very rewarding and feel productive. Although I’ve always done this there is something about the immediacy and improvisational approach to Saori weaving and creative, origami style clothing that gives me a new energy at the moment.
It is a mind shift full of possibilities which when added to my experience in fashion and sewing creates a real force for adventure…finally!
All of a sudden fashion sites and catalogues seem full of boring clothes in boring fabrics. Is this for real or is it just me and my looms working better.