Sculpted rose sleeve - Mission 22
Using the "Sculptural reconstruction" technique, this rose was achieved by firstly drawing onto the calico sleeve roughly where I wanted the petals. These lines were then cut open, and into the gaps was inserted folded strips of fabric, which became the petals. It takes a bit of playing with thill you get it to sit just right.
The fabric which is used for the final outcome is also quite important. This polyester satin I felt was way too slippery, and didnt hold its shape like I would have liked. I will use something better next time, but as this was an experiment, didnt want to risk it.
|Calico pattern in the making|