Dressmaking Revisited

I reealllyyyyy wanted a new form fitting dress made from winter jersey material, but I did not want to spend a lot of $$$.

I found a sale (hooray!), and purchased 1.5 Meters of Heather Grey winter jersey material for about  $30 CDN. 

The end result?



I used a cut out technique to create lines that contoured my body shape. This custom made design is extremely form fitting as a result. 

Working with this fabric was tricky because of the intense 4 way stretch. I had to take extra care to triple stitch the seams to avoid embarrassing splits.


The back is secured by a black zipper. 

The lines minimize bulging areas 🙂 


Thanks for reading,

A Canadian Wintery Roadside

Canadian Highway
Canadian Highway

Check out how dirty my easel is getting!

This was one of my first canvases that I made from scratch; by cutting knotty pine to size and using wood glue and staples to secure the rectangular shape. I don’t think i had discovered gesso yet, so I made a mixture of white acrylic paint, Elmer’s glue, and wood glue to prime the cotton material for painting.

As a sewing aficionado, I have a rather large collection of fabric that I keep in my studio. It has resulted in a great segway into stretched canvas creation for my paintings. (You can bet your pants that I will explain more about that in a future post)

-s