I am really enjoying my subscription to La Mia Boutique. I haven't been able to sew much from it yet, because of the seasonal differences, but the patterns are both simple and unusual, a combination that I really enjoy.
As part of my month of "make do and mend" - I decided to use up some scraps to make a test garment for LMB 12-2010-18.
The lovely thing about a test garment is you can test all kinds of things, so I thought why not try out some fabric graffiti?
Fabric graffiti is where you take your trusty sharpy and have some fun doodling on the fabric. To permanently set the sharpie thereafter, you need to heat set it with a hot dry iron, then soak in a salt solution, then forever after wash in cold water.
I decided I would go with my favourite motif: the fun loving daschund, here involved in some smelling activity, some of it more savoury than others.
I wore this out this morning and received no comments either good or bad, which probably reflects my feelings on it. Truth be told it was fun to do, but I would probably have preferred the skirt left plain. The effect is a little over the top for me, I prefer things to be subtlety silly.
At any rate, making the skirt from scraps has enabled me to assess it as a pattern and it has great promise.
This skirt will be back in my wardrobe soon, in something more sedate.
*the title of this post refers to this fantastic youtube clip (thank you Amy for telling me about it!)