Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Foiled!

I was inspired by Alison Willoughby's Book: 49 Sensational Skirts ....



I adapted her splat design to fit my silk screen ..

I screen printed foil adhesive along the wrap around skirt (pattern from the book) ...

I then ironed on the lovely silver metallic foil ......


wait for it to cool .... then peel off the plastic and foil remains!



It has a lovely soft feel ....




I lined the skirt with a red homespun - just sewed multiple rows of straight stitch for the hem - leaving the edges RAW...



Popped in a couple of Slide Adjusters - memories of netball skirts ....





Here she is ....






I made the top as well - New Look 6729.

You can get metallic foils here - I'm experimenting with adhesives- some are better than others - this technique is fun and super effective - I shall be foiling some more!

4 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! Loving both of those!

    Thant book is on my wishlist already, and I think I'll be looking for that top pattern, too. We might have to phone first if ever we attend the same event....

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  2. That is so clever ! Isn't fun trying different things .

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  3. Your foilprint skirt is awesome!!!

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