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Moonflower Skirt

I finished my Moonflower skirt a couple of weeks back, and finally the sun came out and I got the chance to wear it!

It’s made from recycled fabrics – the suede waistband from an old jacket, and the skirt is two different green chiffons, the cloth woven together and embroidered over.  It’s taken such a long time – over 50 hours of work in this piece of slow cloth – but I am so pleased with the result. Recycled fashion? Wearable art? What do you think of my little handmade skirt?

I’m no supermodel, but I’m quite pleased with these photos (the skirt looks good 😉 ), so thanks to my DH for doing me the favour 🙂

And for a close-up …. I love the texture of the woven-in flowers, and I’m hoping that the scalloped edges will fray out gradually to make it more of a fringe.

I’m hoping we get lots more sunshine, because I want to wear this a lot this summer! (And I think it’ll look even better once I get some tan on my legs).

Cloth Weaving – a quilt

Work in progress … I am making a quilt

Just a little quilt … it’ll be around 1m x 1m when it’s done.

I’m using the woven cloth technique to build the blocks … mixing scrap fabric in glorious aquamarines and blues and greens with faded deconstructed denim – see all those lovely strips ready to go? It’s such a wonderful palette to have to work with. Four done – and another three to go before I can start stitching down and stitching together.

I’m waiting for inspiration to strike for the sewing – I haven’t decided yet where it’s going to go, but I’m thinking it feels very spring-like … I’m feeling a little lilac is going to creep in somewhere, and possibly some orange or yellow, somewhere along the line.