Added May 23, 2012
Recently, I was invited to participate in an collaborative art event called Locavore, hosted by the Kirkland Art Center. I was paired with a non-fashion artist who was a member of the KAC and together we were tasked of creating a garment that reflected our unique design aesthetics. The catch – we had to use a dropcloth from Home Depot to create the garment. This is the garment we created. The overdress is made from the dropcloth – washing it once and letting it go through a whole dryer cycle did wonders for softening it up!
We had decided to use one of Deborah Scott’s paintings (the artist collaborator) for the ‘underdress’ and then cut away the dropcloth to reveal the painting underneath. This was not appliqu, but required first planning out where the cut outs would go by drawing on the garment, then stitching over the lines and then carefully cutting away the top layer, being conscious not to cut through the second painting layer.
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dropcloth (mixed fibers)
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