Monday, November 2, 2009

pieces, assembled

And here it is, my crazy experiment. This skirt has been in my head for literally years, and I've finally made one. It is made completely of diamond-shaped pieces, each tier's pieces a little larger than the ones above it.

All the pieces started out as plain white fabric. For the color, I put the first tier in the dye pot, then 5 minutes later the next tier, 5 minutes later the next, and so on. The half-diamonds at the top, and the waistband, were only in the dye for 5 minutes; the ones at the bottom, for 30 minutes. I love the marbled, irregular look. That comes from not stirring so much.

I love it, and it's fine as is, but I think I'd like one fuller. And in a few months, there will be some version of this skirt in my Etsy shop. But who knows how I'll change it by then? ;)

If you'd like to see the previous posts about this process, see "pieces" and "pieces, part two".


maya | springtree road said...

i can't possibly imagine how on earth you figured out how to do that! i love it! :)

Amy said...

Oh, it's beautiful, Kim!

I'm with maya (above)---> this is amazing and a true testimony of your skills! :-)

Kim said...

My favorite subject in school was geometry. Does that explain it? ;)

And thank you both!

Sarah said...

It's really pretty! I love it! Great idea, Kim.