Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Big Pattern Love

So the big pattern love continues. I haven't done anything yet with the fabrics I stamped with the wooden stamp I got from Mary Louise, but I've been making big shapes with another stamp. Actually this stamp is just a cardboard circle, probably 5 or so inches in diameter.


At first I used it to create an all over pattern. But then I started thinking about limiting the patterning to a specific section of the fabric and how I could use that to enhance a design.


I've been thinking about making a wrap skirt for a while, but once I made this big circle fabric in turquoise and limited the patterning to one edge, I finally sat down,drafted the pattern and sewed the skirt.


And it wasn't too long after I finished the skirt that I started to think about sewing a big circle tank. I made this pattern last year, but this time I altered it slightly. The original pattern calls for a pair of ties to run through the front and back casings and tie at the shoulders. I wanted my tank to tie in front so I made a buttonhole in the front casing and ran one, long strap through the both casings.
This allows for the front to gather and makes the tank look better under a cardigan. Not that I'm wearing too many cardigans in this 100 degree heat, but I can dream, can't I?

9 comments:

Jen said...

They're all completely fabulous. Just a simple circle... I'm so glad that you're out there demonstrating the appeal of a really simple shape as a bold design element.

Jacquie said...

Dang...i love to drop in here. So bold! Love the pillow cover.

Paula Prass said...

I am TOTAALY in love with your style. I'm a new textile designer with Michael Miller Fabrics and thought I'd look around on Flickr for other textile designers. Glad I found you. Clean, crisp and bold. Love it all!

amberlee said...

Oh man I love these! Great colors too.

Mymsie said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Green Kitchen said...

I'm loving your hand printed fabric for clothing. Absolutely unique.

LisaPV said...

What a cute and versatile pattern and combined with the bold colors - awesome.

Thanks for sharing.

susan said...

i am thinking of trying batik...i like how you use simple shapes. i do know i want to use the soy wax. now that i have completed my first quilt on my gammill...happy dance... i feel like i can try something new and exciting. but all those other quilt tops are calling to me...quilt me, bind me, send me to someone you love or put me on a bed this winter to keep you warm.....decisions decisisons

amandajean said...

I love the clothes you've sewn! amazing.