Added Feb 25, 2010
This project was inspired by Alabama Studio Style. I used Angie’s Fall Stencil and the tank dress pattern from the book, combining reverse applique and relief applique for depth and texture. This dress is my entry for the Alabama Studio Style contest.
When I heard about the contest, I immediately ordered some fabric and have basically been working on the dress non-stop for the past 2 weeks. Here’s the process for making the dress.
First, I printed the Angie’s Fall Stencil provided by Alabama Chanin and cut out my own stencil from plastic stencil film.
Next, I used fabric paint to apply the stencil over the entire top layer (nude) of the dress. The bottom layer of the dress is white (you can see it through the reverse appliques.)
I stitched most all of the stenciled images. Due to time constraints, you’ll notice there are a few areas that were overlooked :)
I cut out some of the stencil, to reveal the white underlayer.
Finally, I used the relief applique technique from the book on the larger shapes.
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