|Yellow background fabric: Judy Rothermel Lancaster Lines|
I'm working on Calico Paradise - with beautiful madder reproduction prints.
It is a great project I can pick up and put down.
I've also been auditioning some blues for the birds.
This got me thinking about this child's madder print dress in my collection.
The sweet little dress is entirely hand sewn.
Interesting to explore the construction techniques facilitating years of use from the garment.
Here is the inside waist.
The hem and large tuck in the skirt allow for extending the length several inches. The fullness can be decreased - as a waist expands.
The wide waist band is lined in a purple print.
On the right side waist band is piped on both edges.
Here's a close up of the purple print.
Note the fullness in the bodice and skirt gathered on the waistband.
There is no side seam in the bodice.
This is the side with the sleeve pulled up.
What put me over ... calling it a 'themed week' was my hair appointment.
I got my hair done this week - always an adventure in a new city - but I trust Aveda. As J cut my hair she started telling me about their Madder hair product. I didn't bite at the prospect of leaving it in my hair over night, head in a bag, with a dark towel on my pillow... and I didn't want to burst her bubble - plant based dyes are hardly new...
She didn't know I was a quilter, loved antique textiles, or that I would even know about the use of madder....
Maybe I should have more color based weeks. I wonder what color next week will be...
Are you using lots of madder prints in your projects?
More Madder Related Links:
Madder Style Prints
Books of Interest