When I see a bolt of silk I start to salivate. When I see three bolts of silk I have to steady myself because I just might faint from the anticipation of what is to come. Does this happen to you? Maybe you haven't ever even SEEN a full bolt of silk in which case you probably can't identify with the bliss I am about to describe.
The first step was to cut the silk into five panels per dress. There were 10 dresses to be dyed in this order; five in one color way and five in another color way.
In the photo above, I dyed all panels for the sea foam color and because it was a rainy day, I hung them to dry inside my studio which runs the length of my house but...in the basement.
Once that was done, I then dyed the second set of panels in the taupe/putty/brown/kinda pinky color. They were able to hang to dry outside as the rain had stopped.
Here is a photo of the taupe/putty/pink panels receiving their ombre color on the lower sections of the chiffon.
Here are the dresses finished and ready for sale.
The designer's name is Mikie Spencer and she owns PerfectPear Fashions- www.perfectpearfashions.com. Take a look at her beautiful clothes!
Thank you, Mikie for allowing me the pleasure of spending my days in bliss with the most gorgeous textile in the world. Nothing compares to a day spent with silk. Lots and lots of it. The more the better. Okay now....I'm drooling.